'Isn't It Romantic' Trailer: Rebel Wilson Goes Meta in Rom-Com Spoof
The self-aware preview also features Priyanka Chopra, Liam Hemsworth and Adam DeVine.
The first trailer has debuted for Isn't It Romantic, and Rebel Wilson is lovestruck. The film centers on Wilson's Natalie, a disillusioned young woman who takes a blow to the head and wakes up trapped inside her worst nightmare: a romantic comedy.
The trailer introduces Natalie's distaste for the movie genre early on in a conversation with one of her work associates, played by Pitch Perfect's Adam DeVine. "All those movies are lies set to terrible pop songs," Natalie quips to her colleague.
To Natalie's horror, her own story takes a sharp turn when an encounter with a mugger on the subway leaves her unconscious, and she arrives in a world she doesn't recognize. Her apartment is transformed into a pastel penthouse and every man she encounters is wildly attractive.
Her situation becomes clear when she realizes the luxurious circumstances and beautiful people who have entered her life, played by Liam Hemsworth and Priyanka Chopra, are a little too good to be true. Dramatic hair-flips from Chopra's femme fatale and plenty of shirtless shots of Hemsworth's hunk clue Natalie into her meta predicament.
"My life’s become a motherf—ing romantic comedy, and it’s PG-13!" she shouts into the void as extras perform a perfectly synchronized dance number around her.
Directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson, the parody will release on Valentine's Day.