However the way in which the date ends is usually a toss-up, particularly when Sheila turns into increasingly critical about being from the long run, which he initially takes as a flirtatious joke. Sheila will get fixated with this connection, and generally she goes by way of the dates as if she desires to bizarre him out off the bat, telling him how lengthy she has “recognized” him, despite the fact that it’s their first assembly. This fateful evening, repeated with totally different variations due to some desperation that does not come into real type, is the movie’s predominant spectacle.
Director Alex Lehmann has a watch for some opulent NYC relationship spots—the 2 are lined by shimmering lights contained in the Bangladeshi restaurant they all the time find yourself at—however their two-hander moments strolling down the road create a bland intimacy. On a bigger scale, “Meet Cute” doesn’t convey sufficient of the magic that its most intense character turns into hooked on, and regardless of Lehmann’s fast cuts and a few dry humor from the unique script by Noga Pnueli, there’s not a lot whole charisma. Their date, nevertheless impromptu, simply does not have that sure zing of romance to want we have been on it, or had it, or may have it.
Kaley Cuoco’s inside electrical energy powers a lot of this complete manufacturing, and it’s clear the shortcomings in her character and plot aren’t from the efficiency, however the script that provides us a difficult character however treats it too broadly. As she is written, Sheila is meant to be pushy, electrical, determined, manic—she’s imagined to be an excessive amount of. She’s additionally imagined to be a variety of harmful, given how she has to kill her earlier self when she steps again 24 hours to keep away from a “Highlander” factor. Cuoco will get this all throughout nicely, and the efficiency is sweet for what it’s. Subsequent to her work in “The Flight Attendant,” one can respect how a lot she’s venturing to wilder, extra freewheeling components.