I’ve started watching Love on Netflix starring the wonderful Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust. It’s produced by Judd Apatow – creator of all-things-funny from Girls to films like Superbad and Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
It’s a slow burner. I wouldn’t have given it a chance without a friend’s recommendation. But I’m now a massive fan. Especially because of Jacobs – she is a brilliant actress, bringing so much energy and colour to our screens. Her acting style is so nuanced –much like Adam Driver in Paterson. You might recognise her as Adam’s former on screen girlfriend, Mimi-Rose, in Girls. You may also have seen her in the film Don’t Think Twice, written by funny man Mike Birbiglia that I mentioned in a previous post on what I saw at the BFI London Film Festival last year. And she trained at Julliard in New York, so I mean – she’s bound for great things.
I’m only on episode 3 out of 10 in the first series. There are various scenes that I think could have been heavily cut down. I was reading an article that said ‘think of it like Knocked Up if it hadn’t been made to fit neatly into a film format’. And I guess they’ve got a point. Everything looks a little less tidy and rosey in this way.
Have a little watch and let me know what you think. Happy Monday.