American director Peter Hutchings is at the helm of a romantic comedy titled The Hating Game, set to hit theatres in 2021. Based on Sally Thorne’s novel of the same name, it features Lucy Hale and Austin Stowell as the key characters. On December 10th, 2021, Vertical Entertainment released it in theatres and via video on demand. Critics were largely enthusiastic about the film. The Hating Game Review keeps reading.
The Hating Game Review
You’re going to burn in hell in a handbasket if you haven’t seen this movie. Everything about this film is excellent. The script, the characters, the chemistry, the dialogue, and the plot. The chemistry between Lucy Hale and Austin Stowell is so strong and contagious that it makes your heart ache for more of them. Peter Hutchings aced the test with his use of the classic trinity of hot yet contumelious banter, magnetic chemistry, and intimate sequences that fit together like a jigsaw puzzle.
If the first line wasn’t enough to convince you, consider this: after seeing the film, I knew I had to read the book, because I wanted more information and for the romance to last longer than it did in the movie. Because I am so taken with it, I went in search of and downloaded the accompanying music. Plus, my finger frequently navigates to Amazon Prime and rewatches a few handpicked scenes where Joshua is at his best, and Lucy, of course, never fails to incite him.
J. Templeman Joshua (“Holy smokes, he’s hot!”) They work together at B &G Publishing Firm, but their coworker Lucy Hutton is the complete opposite of them. While Josh enjoys spreadsheets, marketing, and pleasing his employer, Lucy is more of a sourpuss. Even though they each have alluring qualities, they are perpetually at the mercy of “the schoolyard game” they play with one another. Repulsion between poles is, it seems, impossible.
At that point, everything starts to come into focus. The music cues are spot on; they enrich the atmosphere to an inappropriate degree. The flawless writing neatly wraps up all loose ends. Sex tensions are as high as a fruitcake, and Josh and Lucy’s bickering over nothing will leave you wanting more. Still, it’s a topic I could talk about endlessly.
I get it; you could think it’s just the same old thing packaged differently. Okay, you got me there. I consider myself a die-hard romantic comedy lover, and the amazing chemistry between the leads in this film makes it my favorite of the genre. It makes you long for the sweet nostalgia of classic romantic films set in a time when love was genuine and enduring. Honestly, I couldn’t say that I’m not intrigued by love-hate pairings. That’s why if you ever asked me for suggestions, this is the one I’d give you!
The Hating Game Plot
Sally Thorne, the author of the best-selling novel from which the film will be adapted, wrote the novel from which the film will be titled.
In this narrative, two executive assistants, Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman are thrown together as a result of the merger of their respective publishing enterprises.
Lucy is endearing and confident in her universal adoration, whereas Joshua is terrifying in his impeccable clothes and unflappable competence.
The two spend their days arguing, but as in any good romantic comedy, things eventually heat up.
When a major promotion is at stake, their competition escalates as they strive to overcome their growing feelings for one another.
Cast Members Of The Hating Game
Lucy Hale and Austin Stowell have been cast as the film’s protagonists, Joshua and Lucy, respectively.
You can get a glimpse of the next film’s cast below, along with some background on each actor or actress and where you may have seen them previously.
Lucy Hale, a singer, and star of the show Pretty Little Liars will play the title role.
Her breakout performance as Aria Montgomery on the show, which she starred from 2010 to 2017, earned her numerous awards.
Since then, Lucy has made appearances in films like Truth or Dare, Fantasy Island, and Scream 4.
She has also dabbled in music, appearing on the soundtracks of several films and releasing one studio album under her own name.
The Stowell, Austin
In The Hating Game, Austin Stowell will play Joshua Templeman, Lucy’s antagonist, and potential romantic interest.
The American actor has appeared in such films as Dolphin Tale and its sequel, Love and Honor (2013), and Whiplash (2014).
In 2015, he played Francis Gary Powers in Bridge of Spies, a film directed by Steven Speilberg.
The Bernsen Family, Corbin
The actor who played the opportunistic divorce lawyer Arnie Becker on L.A. Law and was nominated for both an Emmy and a Golden Globe is widely recognized.
Both Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005, as Harlan Dexter) and Major League II (1994, as Roger Dorn) featured Corbin Bernsen in supporting roles.
Author: Billy Thomas Myott
In The Hating Game, Billy Thomas Myott will portray the role of Mack.
He debuted in the role of James in 2016’s As You Are and will next be seen as Avery in 2021’s Beyond Adversity.
A. Nichola Baroudi
Nicholas Baroudi, an actor and writer, will play Patrick in the film.
Before Sins of the Sun (2018), he appeared as John Brady, and before that as Agent Ortega in the 2016 film Person of Interest.