The Valet (2022)
May 21, 2022 12:55 PM - Subscribe

Movie star Olivia (Samara Weaving) faces a PR disaster when a paparazzi snaps a photo of her with her married lover, Vincent. Hard-working valet Antonio (Eugenio Derbez) accidentally appears in the same photo and is enlisted to pose as Olivia's new boyfriend as a cover-up. This ruse with Olivia thrusts Antonio into the spotlight and unexpected chaos.

Currently streaming in the US on Hulu.
posted by DirtyOldTown (6 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
A big, broad, goofy romcom of the type that used to be common, but is rare as a unicorn these days. Genial, inclusive, and cheerful, if ridiculous and predictable. Pure piffle, but pleasant.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 12:58 PM on May 21, 2022

I loved this! Yes predictable, but also genuinely funny with a big, squishy heart.
posted by Orange Dinosaur Slide at 1:28 PM on May 22, 2022

Thanks for posting about this, otherwise it likely would have slipped under my radara.
posted by sardonyx at 2:40 PM on May 22, 2022

I hadn't realized how much I was missing this type of romcom as light entertainment. Fluffy and enjoyable, just the sort of entertainment I needed at the end of my work week.
posted by daikaisho at 12:54 AM on May 27, 2022

This was absolutely lovely, but I don't know that I would classify it as a romcom. More a comedy with romantic elements. I absolutely adored this and want to watch it again already.
posted by rednikki at 6:55 PM on June 16, 2022

I hear what you're saying. It absolutely doesn't go to the normal romcom endpoints. But I'd say it's intentionally playing with the tropes, sooooo... How you score it is personal, I guess.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:31 PM on June 16, 2022

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