Ramblings about entertainment, lifestyle and travel
Looking for some light entertainment on iTunes the other day, I came across Lynn Shelton’s Say When. The rom-com follows 28 year-old Megan (played by Keira Knightley) as she finds herself in something resembling a mid-life crisis with no career prospects, no motivation to really do anything at all and not even entirely sure if she wants to be with her high school boyfriend (Mark Webber).
Escaping from one uncomfortable situation to another, Megan accidentally finds herself a new group of friends in the form of 16-year-old high school pupils. Having found a new best friend in Annika (played by Chloe Grace Moretz), Megan takes the opportunity to hide out at her pad (her dad’s house) for a week to “get [her] shit together” but possibly ending up in a more confusing situation than before. With single dad Craig (Sam Rockwell) providing an adult perspective, the movie has its ups and downs, some funny moments, some expectedly terrible ones and plenty of teenage angst.
Bearing in mind this was only ever supposed to be some light entertainment, I can’t say the movie would ever feature in any of my top ‘something’ lists. For a little over an hour I didn’t watch the time go by or start playing on my phone, however, at the end of the movie I did wonder what had actually happened in that time.
Keira Knightley and Chloe Grace Moretz work well together and Knightley and Rockwell seem to have some good chemistry as well, but it really isn’t anything special. The storyline is pretty predictable and sometimes a little tedious but it did have some good moments. If you’re looking for something that gets you through a mountain of ironing, then Say When might be it, if you’re looking for something with a little more substance, I suggest you look elsewhere.