No Hard Feelings

Published August 26, 2023

No Hard Feelings

Film info

  • Title No Hard Feelings
  • Director Gene Stupnitsky
  • Year 2023
  • Run time 1hr 44m
  • Genres Comedy, Romance
  • Tagline Not a love story

Maddie thinks she's found the answer to her financial troubles when she discovers an intriguing job listing: wealthy helicopter parents looking for someone to 'date' their introverted 19-year-old son, Percy, and bring him out of his shell before he leaves for college. But awkward Percy proves to be more of a challenge than she expected, and time is running out. She has one summer to make him a man or lose it all.

Live blog

Time Comment
3:51 I’m indecisive too, I’m going to use that line in future!
5:25 Driving in rollerblades is something else!
11:37 “Get back in the sea.”
22:00 Oh god, it’s cringe.
24:26 “Why is the flight attendant flying the plane?”
29:53 He’s on the wrong side of the Pepsi/Coke debate but I like his dedication.
33:59 Beach operating hours.
40:36 Hate that missing the train by inches thing.
51:06 The word dating has been used in many different ways this movie.
55:47 Woah, she didn’t demand he sing too!
1:06:32 Very interesting juxtaposition of generations… and she’s only 30!
1:11:07 I’ve been dreading the bit where it all goes wrong. ARGH.
1:18:39 “By the way, your car is in the forest, crushed by a tree.”
1:27:07 Well that’s finger traps ruined.
1:35:14 “That thing you made!”


I didn’t think I was going to like this, the trailer put me off rather than enticed me in. But I wanted a comedy and I do think Jennifer Larence is amazing, so it was always worth a go… and of course, it was great! The leads were great, the relationship between them believable even though it was a ridiculous situation, and pretty funny. It wasn’t a laugh out loud riot, but it was surprising and amusing, and drew itself to a satisfying conclusion. Good stuff!

Rating: 4 / 5

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