Kumail Nanjiani in particular is fantastic, and J. A woman falls for a guy who bullied her in high school. The Late Bloomer The story of an adult male who, after the successful removal of a benign tumor resting against his pituitary gland, experiences all the changes and effects of puberty over a three-week period. It really feels like something that was cobbled together from different people who had different ideas of what the film should be, and maybe some of those people were… incorrect. Storyline: Botanist, Jenny Taft, has traveled all over the world with her boyfriend, Owen, in search of the rare heart orchid.
The Late Bloomer definitely falls into this category. . When Jenny heads out to California to assist her mother Eileen with the sale of her childhood home, Jenny is flooded with memories of the cruel treatment she received as a teenager. As luck would have it, Jenny bumps into her high-school crush Shane, now a teacher at their alma mater. There's a myth that states that the rare flower will only bloom when a couple finds true love, but Jenny doesn't buy into it. Jenny finds herself torn between her relationship with Owen and re-kindled feelings for Shane. Will a kiss from one or the other get the heart orchid to finally bloom? A lot of inspired performances and great dialogue that deserved better than what this ends up being.
So yeah, I wish this film was as good as it could have been. The moments of brilliance are almost completely overshadowed by other bits of writing which are, at best, trite, and at worst completely cringe-worthy. Simmons continues to be the best supporting actor in Hollywood right now. In hopes of making amends for the mean prom night prank he played on her so many years ago, he now asks Jenny to accompany him to the prom he's chaperoning. . .
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