It Takes Three (Rhino) is a romantic comedy film by Scott Coffey. It’s rated R and it is an hour and 30 minutes.
It Takes Three (Rhino) Movie Review
It Takes Three (Rhino) is directed by Scott Coffey and written by Logan Burdick and Blair Mastbaum. It stars Jared Gilman, David Gridley, David Gridley, and Mikey Madison.
The synopsis of this movie is When the coolest guy in school discovers that the new girl sees through his popularity and good looks, he enlists the class nerd to take over his social media accounts to add substance to his style. Signals are crossed and hearts are broken, but in this postmodern rom-com nothing turns out exactly as you’d expect.
This movie actually feels like 1980s teen movie, which is exactly what the director was going for, who was inspired by films like; Ferris Bueller’s Day Off film, and actually had a role in that movie.
Jared Gilman, he placed the Cyrano de Bergerac character very well. His character name is appropriately Cy from Cyrano de Bergerac.
David Gridley also does a really great job at being a total superficial deuce. And I’d never seen any of these young actors before and anything, even though they have appeared in other films.
I was surprised, especially that I hadn’t noticed Aurora Perrineau because she is gorgeous with an exotic look and has this very cool vibe that I’m sure will propel her in her future films. I think she’s got a bright future if she wants it.
There’s original music from some of the director’s favorite musicians, which is super cool because in those 1980s films, they also introduced us to new bands and new musicians.
And so he was trying to mimic that as well. So he has music from Dean Wareham and his band Luna and Galaxy 500 and other singers with their bands.
Fun Fact number one, the director welcomed collaboration from the cast, which I always think is really awesome. Everybody has something to bring to the table.
Fun Fact number two, the movie’s original title was Rhino. There’s a scene where a girl gives a guy a gift of a rhino because she says that he kind of looks like one.
And then later, that Rhino scene is also introduced again with some important ramifications. No spoilers here.
Blair Mastbaum co-wrote the movie as I mentioned before, but he also has a role as a teacher in the film.
So keep watching during the rolling credits at the end of the movie for some really goofy video clips that the leading characters post on their supposed social media and on YouTube. And so I just thought that that was entertaining.
Now, with all of that good praise, there were some things that I didn’t like or thought could have been done better.
For example, some scenes just simply last too long. Like, for example, when one of the boys dances in his bedroom alone.
We get it. He’s having a moment. He’s trying to figure out who he is and how he moves and what he looks like and all that, but it just kind of dragged on and on.
Someone gets locked in a garage. And I thought, really, how do you get locked in a garage? It’s super easy to get out. I mean, there’s a latch on the inside of the actual garage door.
There’s often a hanging rope, and there’s probably a door button near the door to the house. But what the character does instead is overthink it and does something that’s actually pretty funny. But I just thought that was an odd scenario.
I was kind of getting a big lesbian vibe from one of the female characters. And so the twist at the end kind of surprised me.
I thought that that’s what they were telling us about this character, but it turns out, no actually. I thought that was kind of strange, too. So not a ton of complaints.
There is a lot of profanity and a lot of F-bombs as well. Crude conversations and gestures and talk about sex-related things. So it’s really rated are not appropriate for young kids.
A girl flips the bird. There are some lesbian parents that are represented. Not that that’s a bad thing, just that parents should be aware in case they want to talk about that with their kids.
Cleavage and guys looking at cleavage talk about gender bias. A teenage boy on cosmetic surgery and a creepy Internet pedophile is represented. So just a heads up on all of that content.
So some themes that are illustrated well are dating, identity and physical appearances, ego, and self-centeredness authenticity.
Friendship and loyalty. Romance, crushes, and chemistry. Truth, trust, intelligence, the appearance of intelligence, and commentary about social media and the role it plays in these young kids’ lives.
Commentary about feminism and how that actually also helps to influence the thought process of a lot of these female characters and some of the male characters, too.
So I am going to give It Takes Three (Rhino) film a C.
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