Good on Paper review – Netflix dating comedy is Ok on screen

Good on Paper review – Netflix dating comedy is Ok on screen
Comedian Iliza Shlesinger turns a true story from her dating life into an intermittently entertaining, if inconsequential, movie

It would perhaps be overly generous to say that the Netflix dating caper Good on Paper was itself an embodiment of its title but pre-release there were enough reasons to at least label it “fine on paper”, a welcome addition to the streamer’s growing sub-genre of female-fronted, and created, comedies. First, and what’s often most depressingly appealing these days about a Netflix “original” is that it was produced by an actual studio before being acquired, gracing it with the feel and aesthetic of a genuine movie. Second, it’s based on a true story from comedian Iliza Shlesinger’s life, one that she’s turned into a script, craftily giving herself her first major lead and also telling a dating story from an authentic place, rather than leaning on a
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