But how the date ends can be messy, especially when Sheila grows increasingly serious about being from the future, which he initially takes as a flirtatious joke. Sheila is obsessed with this connection, and sometimes she goes over the dates as if to surprise him out of hand, telling him how long she’s “known” him, even if it’s their first meeting. This fateful night, repeated with variations because of a despair that does not materialize, is the main spectacle of the film.
Director Alex Lehmann has his eye on some opulent New York hangouts – the two are covered in twinkling lights inside the Bangladeshi restaurant where they always end up – but their moments together while walking down the street create a bland intimacy . On a grander scale, “Meet Cute” doesn’t convey enough of the magic that its most intense character becomes addicted to, and despite Lehmann’s quick cuts and a bit of dry humor from Noga Pnueli’s original script, there’s no doesn’t have a lot of total charisma. Their date, however impromptu, just doesn’t have that certain zing of romance to wish we were there, or had, or could have.
Kaley Cuoco’s inner electricity fuels much of this entire production, and it’s clear that the shortcomings of her character and plot stem not from the performance, but from the script which gives us a difficult character but treats him too much. widely. As she is written, Sheila is meant to be insistent, electric, desperate, manic – she’s meant to be too much. She’s also supposed to be very dangerous, given that she has to kill herself when she backs up 24 hours to avoid a “Highlander” thing. Cuoco nails all of this, and the performance is good for what it is. Alongside her work in “The Flight Attendant”, one can appreciate how much she ventures into wilder and freer parts.