I read Sophie Kinsella’s Can You Keep a Secret? several years back and I can safely say that I remember a very fun experience with the book. Sophie has an amazing way of developing farfetched scenarios and making them work. That’s the reason readers rooted for Emma Corrigan and Jack Harper to end up together for the book and I’m thinking this movie has a great chance of accomplishing the same thing.
Synopsis: Emma Corrigan (Alexandra Daddario) pretty much keeps her thoughts to herself until a fateful plane trip where she spills her guts to a complete stranger (Tyler Hoechlin) who ends up being the new CEO of her firm.
The trailer was pretty straightforward. Its a romantic comedy that promises to deliver on the funnies with the initial dialogue between Emma and Jack as well as Emma’s friends.
At a glance, it seems like the film did a great job with the casting. Alexandra Daddario (Percy Jackson, When We First Met) and Tyler Hoechlin have both appeared in YA roles and have established a pretty strong fanbase. They look good together and appear to have great chemistry. The supporting cast did a pretty good job with the repartees as well. I was already laughing at the embarassment that Emma was in for in the space of the two minute trailer.
True, the trailer did tend to give the entire movie away but the synopsis of Sophie Kinsella’s book gave the ending away as well. What’s good about these types of movies are that they are guaranteed to make you feel good by its end and that’s what audiences want — a break from the norm to simply experience a feel good popcorn movie that delivers the feeling of falling in love. Its called romcom for a reason, after all.
All in all, I wouldn’t mind seeing Can You Keep a Secret? in the big screen.It promises a fun love story in the tone of Sophie Kinsella’s signature wit and humor. I am actually quite excited.