I like Chris Evans as an actor. When he was in those early 2000’s Fantastic Four movies, I wasn’t much of a fan although he did show a lot of screen presence and charisma. But I remember being blown away by his scene-stealing performance in the highly underrated sci-fi film Sunshine a few years later. And of course, he’s a great Captain America.
So it’s fun to see Chris both in front of the camera and also stepping behind for his directorial debut here. Although everything is competently shot, it’s still not quite there (some angles felt a little amateur). But probably because of Evans being an actor himself, the performances are excellent across-the-board here. In the end, this is a heart-warming, unconventional romance with endearing performances, and fun little story, and a great to start to what I hope will be many more films Evans directs.