By: Lana K. Wilson-Combs
Imagine being so unlucky with love and dating that you were unceremoniously dumped 11 times by people who you thought were really into you. Surely, that would cause plenty of self-doubt and might even make you give up on relationships forever.
Well, in the new British romantic comedy “Love Type D”
from screenwriter Sasha Collington, making her directorial debut, Maeve Dermody (TV’s “The Beast Must Die”) winds up in that very embarrassing situation.
Dermody plays an attractive young woman named Frankie Browne who really thought the guy she was seeing was Mr. Right. Thomas, (Oliver Farnworth, TV’s “Endeavor”) may have given Frankie the impression he was ready to take their relationship to the next level, but clearly, he changed his mind, or perhaps it was the brunette Cecilia (Alexandra Evans, TV’s “Doctors”) that made him reconsider.
As if that weren’t bad enough, Thomas makes a bigger punk move. He has his cute and nerdy11-year-old brother Wilbur (a funny Rory Stroud, “EastEnders”) go the restaurant where he’s supposed to meet Frankie for dinner and instead has Wilbur deliver the dumping news to her.
That’s some cold-blooded stuff there.
Naturally, it tears Frankie apart. Then she becomes curious and wants to know who this new woman is. Frankie even begins to stalk and harass Wilbur so she can get more info.
It turns out that Wilbur is wise beyond his years. He tells Frankie that this whole mess, may not be her fault at all. He’s familiar with a research company that’s run by the renowned Dr. Elsa Blomgren (Tovah Feldshuh, TV’s “Star Wars Resistance”). She has a ton of TV commercials that talk about a “Type D” gene that some people and determine if you’ll be a “dumper” or “dumpee” in life.
This might be a gamechanger for Frankie. She tells some of her “losers in love” co-workers about it too and now they to see what it's all about. They come up with some outlandish pranks to try and meet Dr. Blomgren and get tested to see if they have the “Love Type D” gene.
With the help of little Wilbur, Frankie sets out to reverse her romantic misfortunes and during the course of her comical shenanigans she manages to get some payback in the end.
“Love Type D” (Available On-Demand) is a bit awkward and slow at times, but it surprisingly comes through and wins you over with its wittiness and charm.
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Watch This Trailer For "LOVE TYPE D"
Lana K. Wilson-Combs is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), The Black Film Critics Circle (BFCC), The American Film Institute (AFI), and a Nominating Committee Voting Member for the NAACP Image Awards.