Coyote County Loser
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Southwest desert radio station K-RAP is struggling to pay the bills when suave radio jock Jack Proctor (Beau Clark) zooms through Coyote County on his way to LA to take the gig of a lifetime. When the deal stalls, Jack temps on-air for small town K-RAP. Dr. Lauren Hartford (Nikki Boyer), local on-air relationship expert, gets under Jack’s skin by questioning his love advice and prompts him to initiate a high-stakes contest to find Coyote County’s biggest loser and help him woo the county’s most unattainable woman. Before this battle of the sexes is over, Jack and Lauren learn that love is for losers after all.
An Authentic Romantic Comedy
I'm not afraid to admit it - I'm a guy and I like romantic comedies. Call me a romantic at heart, but it's always enjoyable to watch the inherent conflict (and comedy) that often accompanies falling in love. What I DON'T like is when romantic comedies resort to insane, unrealistic scenarios to "set-up" the movie. Recent examples include: Couples suddenly being forced together to raise an orphan, accidentally switching one's, ahem, and impregnating your best friend/crush, or even forcing your employee to marry you so you can keep your green card. yes, these are set-ups for often funny comedic scenes, but they are hardly relatable.
I had the pleasure of seeing "Coyote County Loser" at a local screening and I was really won over with it's sweet, simple premise and relatable story. Of course the protagonists have conflict, and sure they (SPOILER ALERT?) eventually fall in love, but the journey the two cover to get from A to B is sweet, endearing, and best of all, relatable. Those of us that have been in love know that the very one we love the most is often the one that drives us crazy, and who doesn't relate to that? And for the singles in the group, who among us hasn't felt like a "loser" in love at least one time in our lives?
Besides the sweet, relatable story, the small town southwester desert setting really allows for some cute, quirky supporting characters to round out the film. Plus the film's leads - Beau Clark, Nikki Boyer, and Frederic Doss, all do a great job in creating wonderful, believable characters. All in all, I recommend this film for any romantic comedy lovers. And, bonus if you have teenagers - this film can form a great foundation of conversation for what a real, authentic relationship can look like. Hopefully it will provide a good counterpoint to some of the more unrealistic portrayals of romantic love we have seen in Hollywood.
A Family-Friendly Winner
This is a cute movie. Family-friendly and well-made. Nice performances from the male & female leads.
We thoroughly enjoyed this light-hearted, sincere romantic comedy. It was funny without being corny, and romantic without being trashy. The storyline was about how love can grow in a developing relationship without either person realizing it. I appreciated the fact that my husband & I can watch this movie without keeping our finger on the pause button and looking over our shoulder every time the kids walk into the room. I wasn't sure that I would REALLY enjoy this rom-com with a PG rating, but I was pleasantly surprised.