It is important for parents to be aware that The Wedding Year is a romantic comedy. By Robert Luketic, it is very likely to appeal to teenagers (more so than to adults, in fact).
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Maya, played by Sarah Hyland, is a young woman who crashes parked cars without leaving a note. She pretends to be into guys in order to get them to pay for her dinner. And, comes to work while under the influence of drugs. Maya’s conduct also includes engaging in one-night hookups, getting drunk to escape from uncomfortable situations, and regularly sucking THC out of a vape pen.
Maya does very well in a relationship with a person who is not of the same race as her. The fact that they come from different backgrounds does not affect the way they interact with one another. They go to a lot of weddings together, including the wedding of a homosexual couple. There is a consistent usage of vulgar language, as well as a large number of lustful statements and circumstances.
In The Wedding Year, Maya Baylor, played by Sarah Hyland, is 27 years old and works in a boutique, despite the fact that she wants to be a photographer. Her anxiety about being in a relationship appears to dissipate once she develops feelings for Jake (Tyler James Williams). Her commitment difficulties, however, resurface when she and her partner plan to spend the next year attending seven weddings.
Robert Luketic is making his comeback to the romantic comedy genre with a contemporary plot geared toward a young audience. Is there a pattern to it? Absolutely, and to my surprise, the satisfaction from it is rather pleasant. Younger fans love movies like The Kissing Booth, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, and Always Be My Maybe. This reveals that romantic comedy is not extinct.
Luketic is eager to become involved in the fight. The Wedding Year utilizes a formulaic plot device (imperfect girl meets amazing boy, girl loses boy, the girl finds boy again, coupled with some personal development). It also dips into the ambiance of a Nickelodeon or Disney Channel television movie. It’s the mental and emotional equal of a dish of warm Kraft mac and cheese, especially for high school students.
Maya vapes THC as a way of life; uses Tinder for casual hookups; gets drunk; and yells at a possible employer while they are making her a job offer. And because Gen Z’s favorite Hyland is so popular, her portrayal can be a green light for her questionable behavior because of how likable she is. The movie is entertaining.
The Wedding Year is now available for streaming on Netflix.