One would have thought that When Harry Met Sally definitively answered the question of whether men and women can be just friends. But Hollywood keeps going to that tired well over and over again, the latest example being this determined effort to make Chris Evans, Captain America himself, into a romantic comedy lead.
The central character and narrator identified only as “Me” (Evans) is a Hollywood screenwriter whose agent (Evans’ Marvel co-star Anthony Mackie) lands him a job writing a romantic comedy. The problem is, he’s ill-equipped for the gig, being, what else, a commitment-phobe who has spent his life avoiding romantic entanglements. It all stems from his mother’s abandoning him as a child, leaving him in the care of his grandfather (Philip Baker Hall) and informing him by a note inside a box of Cap’n Crunch. Now he not only avoids relationships, but also the cereal.