I know this is not a classic film, it is not in any way original AT ALL, but I absolutely LOVE it!
  1. It is a rom com: our hero, Alex Whitman (Matthew Perry! Look how young he looks!!!) goes on a journey:
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    Rom com leads ALWAYS go on a journey and learn things about themselves and their intended, don't they?
  2. Does this film reinforce basic stereotypes? Ugh! Definitely. Isabel Fuentes (Salma Hayek) is presented as an "exotic" artistic type:
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    You know, opposites attract and all that!
  3. It's also a "fish out of water" comedy:
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    As Alex, a typical New Yorker, is working on a project in Las Vegas. His interactions with Isabel's big, exuberant family are funny, contrasting sharply with his rather conservative parents. I like the fact that this is a rom com which is (mostly) located somewhere other than NYC. We see a bit of Nevada and Mexico.
  4. It's still more rom than com though:
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  5. Alex's 💡moment:
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  6. It's got a great soundtrack BTW! This song for the closing credits (of course):
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    😍😍😍