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Highly Suspect Reviews: The Idea of You

The Idea of You Movie Review


Anne Hathaway at 40. Man, do I feel old. Not as old as she feels though in the Amazon Prime Video movie The Idea of You. Anne plays single mom Solène. She splits time taking care of her teen daughter Izzy with her ex-husband while also running an art gallery. One day just as she’s leaving to go on a camping trip by herself, her husband pulls up with daughter and her friends in tow and tells her that she has to take the kids to Coachella, because ‘something came up’. Exasperated, she nonetheless steps up and goes to spend the time in as much seclusion as is possible to find at a gigantic music fest. Unexpectedly, a meet-cute comes out of nowhere (well, maybe not so unexpectedly, it IS an Anne Hathaway film) and it’s with a 24 year old mega-rock star Hayes (Nicholas Galitzine) who apparently prefers the older ladies. He chases, she demurs, but what are ya gonna do? He’s hot, rich, and charming as hell. Soon it’s a whirlwind romance but what will happen when it goes public and her daughter finds out? Ok, it’s not much of a plot but as always, Hathaway brings a lot of charm and Michael Showalter could direct this sort of affair with both hands tied behind his back. Chris, Alan, and Frank don’t all see eye-to-eye on The Idea of You but it’s alway fun to hear the HSR guys disagree.


DIRECTED BY: Michael Showalter

STARRING: Anne Hathaway, Nicholas Galitzine, Ella Rubin, Reid Scott, Jordan Aaron Hall, Jaiden Anthony, Raymond Cham Jr., Viktor White, Dakota Adan, Annie Mumolo, Perry Mattfield




Photo on 2011-10-02 at 13.02Christopher Lawrence Cox (Founder, Da Boss)

Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas in 1992 where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal” turned into a full-time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this community of critics. While Brian eventually followed his heart to a new family, Chris continues on with a cast of colorful folks from all over the country (and a few others). You can also check out Chris in his videocast, along with Martin Thomas and Danni Danger, that One Of Us does with our friends at Bell of Lost Souls: Crossover Event. He also regularly guests on the video game website Rage Select. Follow Chris on Twitter and Facebook and check out his Amazon Wish List.



Frank Calvillo (Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad)

Born and raised in South Texas, Frank currently lives in Austin and has been in love with movies ever since his father showed him some Three Stooges shorts when he was five years old. Today he loves all kinds of film, regardless of era, country, budget or genre. He believes every film has an audience and is at least one person’s favorite movie. After writing for Sight & Sound and Slackerwood, he now writes for Cinapse where his increasingly random taste in all flavors of cinema (from Rashomon to Mars Attacks!) continues to thrive. His ultimate goal is to write a script for his boyhood crush, Michelle Pfeiffer.



Chris HAlan Galinsky (Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad, Deliberations of Doom)

Born and raised in Texas, Alan Galinsky is a lifetime movie fan. As a youth, he would rent multiple movies every weekend and go to the theater for the latest releases, and that pace has remained steady. When Alan isn’t watching movies, you can find him talking about movies. When he’s not talking about movies, you can find him playing music in the band Delicate Boys.



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