A Perfect Pairing (2022)

A Perfect Pairing
Director: Stuart McDonald
Writer: Elizabeth Hackett, Hilary Galanoy
Cast: Victoria Justice, Adam Demos, Luca Asta Sardelis, Samantha Cain, Craig Horner, Antonio Alvarez, Lucy Durack
Seen on: 10.6.2022

Lola (Victoria Justice) lives for wine. She works at a wine-company who try to get the right wine to the right people. But after a falling-out with her boss (Craig Horner), Lola tries to do it on her own. Step one of her master plan? Fly to Australia and convince millionare with a vineyard Hazel (Samantha Cain) that Lola should be the first person to import her wine into the US. But Hazel is little convinced by Lola’s pitch. To prove herself, Lola suggest that she could work at Hazel’s farm. Hazel agrees and asks her foreman Max (Adam Demos) to find a space for Lola. Max is not amused. As Max and Lola work together more, though, their appreciation for each other grows though.

A Perfect Pair is a rather standard RomCom that doesn’t bring much new to the table, nor a whole lot emotion. But it is elevated above mediocrity through Victoria Justice’s energy.

The film poster showing Lola (Victoria Justice) and Max (Adam Demos) sitting under a tree with sheep and a vineyard behind them.
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Falling Inn Love (2019)

Falling Inn Love
Director: Roger Kumble
Writer: Elizabeth Hackett, Hilary Galanoy
Cast: Christina Milian, Adam Demos, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, Anna Jullienne, Claire Chitham, Blair Strang
Seen on: 18.10.2019

Gabriela (Christina Milian) is a designer from San Francisco, but her company goes under just as she and her boyfriend break up and Gabriela needs a fresh start. As she gets drunk to forget her sorrows for a while, she enters a competition to win an inn in New Zealand. To her surprise, she actually wins. And even more to her surprise, she actually decides to go, if only to renovate and sell it. But the inn is in worse shape than she thought. On the other hand, contractor Jake (Adam Demos) is much more charming than Gabriela could ever have guesse. Between renovations and culture shock, Gabriela has to figure out what to do next.

Watching Falling Inn Love, I got the distinct feeling that it was made by people who don’t care much for romance and just went through the motions. I honestly don’t know why I finished watching it.

The film poster showing Gabriela (Christina Milian) and Jake (Adam Demos) both with paint brushes in their hands, smiling at each other.
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