Ms. Melinda: It has Ryan Reynolds in it. He won't let us down.
Me: .... I really need to make you watch Green Lantern.
Yes, the movie had a science fiction-ish video game/artificial intelligence angle that I found intriguing. But some of the humor triggered my internal cringe factor. Left to my own devices, I wouldn't have watched it.
That would have been my loss.
Watching Free Guy was an absolute delight. It's a sweet, funny and surprisingly thoughtful story. And a much better movie that I thought it would be. I was completely blown away by how much I enjoyed it.
So the basic premise of the movie is: Ryan Reynolds stars as Guy, a background character in a video game, who falls in love with a player and becomes aware that he's a character in a video game. That's the nutshell version, but underneath the slick graphics and funny quips is a nuanced story about love and what truly makes something real.
The performances are fantastic. Ryan Reynolds is great as the unintentionally funny Guy. Jodie Comer from Killing Eve stars opposite him as the player Guy falls in love with. Ryan Reynolds is a great comic actor and Jodie Comer more than holds her own in all their shared scenes. They're a delight to watch.