'My Week with Marilyn' Director Set for an Online Romance Anthology
After turning in a Golden Globe nominated film with My Week with Marilyn (though it should've been nominated for Best Picture as well), director Simon Curtis is now slated for a more modern romance in the form of Click to Connect. The film is yet another romance anthology (like Paris, Je T'aime or New York, I Love You) but this one takes cues from the world of online dating. Variety says the stories will feature a variety of characters, ranging in age from their 20s to 60s, whose approach to online dating varies according to their circumstances and past experiences. Could this be like Love Actually on the internet?
Curtis is fresh on the feature filmmaking scene following his debt with My Week with Marilyn, but he had been at the helm of several TV movies and produced other theatrical films before then, so his experience wasn't exactly limited. All I know is that his glimpse into the life of the iconic Marilyn Monroe was both touching and honest, with a look inside a short time in her life that spoke volumes about her struggles with fame and living up to the expectations created by her high profile in the media. In this case, I hope he brings that same realism to romance amongst these various characters and doesn't deliver something super cheesy. With the script coming from Luz Tuccillo, the co-writer of the book turned movie He's Just Not That Into You, there's no guarantee this won't be just another generic romantic comedy, but I have hopes.