“A Nice Girl Like You” is a simple, likable rom-com that may not have the most memorable characters, but it’s a fun time to spend an hour and half.
|Director(s)||Chris Riedell, Nick Riedell|
|Screenplay By||Andrea Marcellus|
|Date Released (Digital)||7/17/2020|
|Duration||1 Hour, 34 Minutes|
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Lucy, after an abrupt breakup with Jeff, thanks to her lack of libido, decides to start a sex list to get more comfortable, not with another person, but rather her own sexuality. As this happens, she meets a man Grant, and with members of her quartet, she explores brothels, strip clubs, sex toys, and so much more.
Collected Quote(s) & .Gifs
You can’t be useful in a two until you figure yourself out in a one.
Cast & Characters
Lucy (Lucy Hale)
A Harvard graduate who hasn’t had many sex partners and often would disassociate while having sex. Mind you, not due to any noted trauma but perhaps just not being into the person she was having sex with combined with an obsession of ticking things off her list. But, in order to become more open, which she may think could improve her work as a violinist, she explore her libido in ways she has never done before.
Jeff (Stephen Friedrich)
Lucy’s ex who triggers her journey after she discovers what he masturbates to.
Grant (Leonidas Gulaptis)
An architect that works with Paul who comes from a good family, has money, and takes a liking to Lucy. No matter how strange she sometimes comes off.
Priscilla (Mindy Cohn)
Happily married, the leader of Lucy’s quartet, but also in need of some sexual exploration, Priscilla is someone you can see as Lucy’s best friend and always down for something fun or new.
Nessa (Jackie Cruz)
A lover of sex, and younger men, Nessa is hot to trot and loves being expressive about it.
Paul (Adhir Kalyan)
What links Lucy and Grant, since Paul is part of Lucy’s quartet and Grant’s firm, Paul’s dating life isn’t good, maybe worse than Lucy, but with him embracing strippers and porn, he has means to deal with it.
As with most Lucy Hale movies, is it the best thing out there? No. However, “A Nice Girl Like You,” for her, appears to be very much in her comfort zone. She is playing a sweet girl, who is bit naïve and vanilla, and while by no means a stretch, it clicks, you accept it, and even welcome it. For as much as you might feel she leans too often into such this ideal girl next door vibe, she is one of the best at it.
I’d even say it is the driving force of the comedic moments. For despite what happened in “Truth or Dare” and “Fantasy Island,” Hale’s default still seems shy and innocent which makes her being confronted about her libido hilarious. Especially when misusing sex toys and dealing with these kegel balls.
On The Fence
There Are Comical Moments
In the film, there aren’t notable laugh out loud moments. More so, there are moments that may make you giggle and say this person or that person is a hot mess. An example: Priscilla is the leader of Lucy’s quartet is often by her side during her exploration list. However, with being married 27 years, she could use some spicing up and new toys as well. Making it so, at times, sometimes Priscilla is right there with Lucy as the jokes hit.
I mean, how can you not get a chuckle over a woman Priscilla’s age talking about her sex life and getting her labia tightened for her husband?
The Supporting Characters Are Hit And Miss
While Priscilla adds so much to the film, you can’t say that for everyone. Grant, as good of a match as he is for Lucy, is your generic wealthy guy with just another personality to not make him a robot. Paul, another member of the quartet, he is funny since he tries to hide how much he is into what Lucy looks down upon. Something that, when they go to a strip club together, just falls apart.
Leaving Nessa. She is the oversexualized friend who you can tell is supposed to be funny, but tries so hard the jokes don’t land. Making her appearance and story something which makes you roll your eyes more than add value to the movie.
Would Watch Again? – One and Done
Rating: Mixed (Divisive)
“A Nice Girl Like You” is something to watch. It’s the kind of film that, once it ends up on Netflix or another platform, as part of the package, you can foresee it having a nice little bump for a week before disappearing into each actor’s catalog. Hence the mixed label for the film doesn’t have that notable thing to make it worth purchasing on its own.
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A Nice Girl Like You Ending Explained (Spoilers)
Despite it all, Grant falls for Lucy. Granted, he thought she was obsessed with sex and pregnant, but there was just something about her and with learning she isn’t pregnant, and seemingly is decent in bed now, she is all he could want and need. As for the rest?
Jeff gets married, Paul meets a nice porn star, Nessa meets a nice man her own age (younger man were her thing), and Priscilla and her husband are having sex like teenagers.
Unless Lucy has a major sexual awakening that turns “A Nice Girl Like You” into a flipped situation where she becomes too much for Grant, I don’t think we’re seeing a sequel.