I love this movie not only because it is funny but for one reason that always sticks with me.
There is a brief sequence (pictured above) where the character Katie (Kelly Macdonald) deals with losing or not “winning” the dream man (David Tennant). This movie stands out because of this. Because I have not seen a movie that has done this—dealing with rejection. Aka: The real world. Yes, in the very end all is happy-dappy but that moment in the movie shows how things really happen in the world. Especially when she looks to her mother and shakes her head in defeat. How many times have we done that in someway or another? How many times has someone “beat” us in the battle for another? Yes, the quote above is funny, I will admit, but it also shows how Katie is trying so hard to not fall apart. I love this movie because I can actually relate to it. There is rejection, people saying you’re not good enough, feeling worthless, and then the effort to try and start over and keep it together.