Love, Guaranteed

  • 12 Sep - 18 Sep, 2020
  • Mag The Weekly

There’s little false advertising to Love, Guaranteed, a romantic comedy about true love and the seemingly overblown promises of online dating. The shared fate of Susan Whitaker and Nick Evans – is played by Rachel Leigh Cook and Damon Wayans. Even with some nicely understated moments from the leads, the Netflix film is decidedly slight, easy-on-the-noggin entertainment. Susan Whitaker is an attorney. Nick is a physical therapist at a rehab center. When Nick first seeks out Susan’s services for a lawsuit, she has her doubts. A former baseball player, Nick wants to sue the online dating service Love, Guaranteed. The fictional company is based in Seattle. He’s 986 dates into his search for The One and thus far, the company has failed the promise of its brand. In launching her own practice, Susan’s gone without the creature comforts some women enjoy. Sister Melanie (Caitlin Howden), also her next-door neighbour, has a doting husband, a not-as-sweet-as-he-looks young and a baby on the way. When she takes on Nick as a client, employees Roberto (Sean Amsing) and Denise (Lisa Durupt) insist she do research and put her profile on the Love, Guaranteed app. It’s a nice touch that Cook and Wayans don’t perform their characters for broad laughs.