ABC Film Challenge – Comedy – Y – You Can’t Say No (2018) Movie Review


Director: Paul Kramer

Writer: Hus Miller (Screenplay)

Starring: Hus Miller, Hamish Linklater, Marguerite Moreau, Peter Fonda, Julie Carman, William Shockley, Annie Monroe, Christopher Redman

Plot: Just days from signing divorce papers, Hank and Alexandra give their relationship one final shot by playing a game with only one rule: no matter what they ask each other to do, they can’t say no.

Tagline – There is only one rule.

Runtime: 1 Hour 31 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: You Can’t Say No starts as Hank (Miller) and Alex (Moreau) are finalising their divorce papers when they agree to try one last thing, a game where the other person can’t say no, leading them to do the things they never imagined trying together, learning they are closer than they thought, but can this save their marriage once and fall all or will it be the end of their time together.

Thoughts on You Can’t Say No

ThoughtsYou Can’t Say No follows the couple about to go through their divorce before they try one more thing to see if it is the right decision, a game where they simply can’t say no to anything the other wants to try, leading to them moving outside their comfort zones and putting them in a better position to know what they want in the future. This story does show what people would do to try and make a marriage work out before deciding to call it quits, while certain things might well be completely outside the box, certain ones do feel like a natural move to make. The acting in the film is strong enough for the comedy to work even with a role Peter Fonda looks out of place for with his reputation. One of the disappointing parts of the film does come from seeing the children almost pushed out of the film for large part even though they could have used one part as a bigger talking point.

Final Thoughts You Can’t Say No is an easy to watch comedy about love and what it makes people do.

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