I think we all know by now that I love a good comedy. On The Rocks was one that was well executed and had all the right ingredients necessary to make me laugh. What I didn’t bargain for was the feelings that came with it – and how I was able to take something away from the overall experience too. I like when that happens!
Laura (Rashida Jones) is a young mother who seemingly does and has it all. A career as a writer, two adorable daughters and a very successful husband who just launched his own business. Sounds perfect right? It is, until Laura starts having suspicions that Dean (Marlon Wayans) is cheating on her. He goes away a lot, is always staying late at the office and one of his colleagues seems to be more than just someone he works with.
When Laura reconnects with her estranged playboy father Felix (Bill Murray), the two embark on an adventure all around the city to try and catch Dean in the act. As they spend more time together, however, they learn not only more about themselves as individuals, but about each other too.
In addition to this film being laugh out loud funny, the writing is incredibly smart and witty. Writer and director Sofia Coppola has always been known for her talent and her latest creation is no exception. I love how she takes a normal, every day relationship and makes it relatable to the point where you can really see yourself in these people that are on screen.
My favorite aspect of all was the father daughter relationship between Laura and Felix. I definitely appreciated both of their characters’ flaws and found that they had believable chemistry. Some of you are aware that I have a very strong relationship with my own father so this movie actually turned out to be super personal for me. I wouldn’t be surprised if other people in my position feel the same.
On The Rocks is a well done comedy that ticked all the right boxes. I really did enjoy myself throughout and loved how much heart it had too. I highly recommend it!