Mr. Malcolm’s List Movie Review

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Mr. Malcolm’s List Movie Review

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When she fails to meet an item on his list of requirements for a bride, Julia Thistlewaite is jilted by London’s most eligible bachelor, Mr. Malcolm. Feeling humiliated and determined to exact revenge, she convinces her friend Selina Dalton to play the role of his ideal match. Soon, Mr. Malcolm wonders whether he’s found the perfect woman…or the perfect hoax.

Why did I come to this movie again?

I’ve been wanting to see this ever since it came out (hello, regency with what seems like an extra helping of snark? I’m in), but it’s never been on a streaming service that I subscribe to. Last weekend I finished writing a book and decided to rent this as a reward.

5 of 5


Characters I loved: Lord Cassidy, the cousin. Hilarious. The footman, John. He’s my spirit animal. Selina Dalton, the heroine who lived up to expectations. Captain Ossory, although he needs to ditch the horrible facial hair!

Characters that were okay: Mr. Malcolm, whom I expected to be more excited about. Miss Thistlewaite, who was delightfully selfish and annoying but not quite believable.

4 of 5

Did I care what happened?

The outcome of this story was never in doubt, so I feel the writers could have done a little more with the tension in the second half. However, that’s pretty normal for a romance, so the real journey is how things happen. While I enjoyed it, I felt there could have been better use of conflict that didn’t resolve quite so easily.

3 of 5

Plot Holes

How can you not notice the woman you’re in love with has grown almost 6”?

4 of 5

How many times did I yawn?

The pacing both dragged and rushed, depending on the scene, which felt distracting. There were a few parts where I found myself reaching for my phone, so that’s not great. I rolled my eyes at a few of the actors, which isn’t ideal.

4 of 5

Cool Factor

The fun (cool factor) of this film was the list. Since she was supposedly going to have a list of requirements of him, I expected more from both of them on this. I liked what was there, I just wanted more!

4 of 5

The End

It’s always good to have a man going after the woman he loves. What I liked more than the main plot was the Captain and Miss Thistlewaite’s resolution. I thought he was brilliant and their story was awesome.

4 of 5

Overall Enjoyment

I think my expectations were for more humor and more united conniving, so I was honestly a little disappointed, but I think I might try it again soon and see if I enjoy it more.

I do have to discount a point for some horrible over-acting and while I didn’t mind the diverse cast, it felt forced instead of natural.

3 of 5

Total: 31

That just squeaked in at a Brown Belt!

White Belt: 1-10
Yellow Belt: 11-19
Purple Belt: 20-25
Green Belt: 26-30
Brown Belt: 31-35
Black Belt: 36-40

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