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'Playing It Cool': EW review

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Daniel McFadden

We gave it a C

With a release no doubt timed to cash in on Chris Evans’ return as Captain America in Avengers: Age of Ultron, this cutesy, clichéd romcom is doubly deceptive given its utter lack of both rom and com. Evans plays a blocked L.A. screenwriter who can’t make headway on a script because he was abandoned by his mom as a kid and has since repressed that pain with lame pickup lines and meaningless one-night stands—at least until he meets Michelle Monaghan, who sees past his BS. In one of the movie’s many fantasy sequences, sparks literally fly when they first hold hands. With a supporting cast that includes Aubrey Plaza, Luke Wilson, Topher Grace, and Anthony Mackie, you’ll watch long enough to see if any of them do something funny. Spoiler alert: They don’t. C