Wine, Horses, and Love: A Perfect Pairing
A Perfect Pairing, A Review
A Perfect Pairing is another rom-com that follows a similar formula to all the other rom-coms in existence. Although the plot is predictable, the setting of Australia gives it a bit more uniqueness.
Should You Watch:
A Perfect Pairing is another generic romance movie. Besides a unique plot and premise, all the other beats in the movie are highly predictable. If romance films are your jam, give it a shot, otherwise, you might find this movie boring and predictable.
What’s A Perfect Pairing About?
Lola works for Mythos, a wine company. With her unique talents of converting the taste of wine to an experience through words, she is efficient at getting and managing import accounts. After getting a lead through one of her connections, her work wife, Audra betrays her and presents this finding to their boss. This prompts Lora to quit her job and travel to Australia to follow up on this lead herself. There, she meets Max and works at the sheep ranch to earn a meeting with her lead.
Who’s in A Perfect Pairing?
Lora is an ambitious woman who is proactive in achieving her goals. At her job at Mythos, her work wife is Audra, who was her best friend at Mythos until Lola is betrayed. Max is the first real person that Lola meets in Australia. He is kind but has a tough and mysterious exterior.
A Perfect Pairing is a pretty generic rom-com. As this genre is diluted with a variety of movies, A Perfect Pairing is just alright. There was nothing ground-breaking that this movie did, but there was also nothing bad this movie did either. It was a fun ride, but most of the emotional and plot points could be seen from miles away.
On the good side, the characters were enjoyable to watch. I’ve always been a sucker for accents, so having the setting in Australia was a fun change of pace. Speaking of setting, the whole farm set up reminds me of Paradise Peak, which was a novel we reviewed a long time ago. Having the setting in a more exotic location did make the movie a bit more exciting.
Besides that, the main issues I had with the movie was its predictability. Since the rom-com genre has plenty of established films already, it’s quite hard to standout without some radical change. A Perfect Pairing didn’t do anything outside the established formula, which made the movie quite predictable and boring in places.
Overall, if you’re looking for a feel good rom-com, then this is the movie for you. Although some parts may be predictable, the characters and the settings are different enough to pique one’s interest.