Tangled is an intense enemies to lovers tale that features laugh-out-loud comedy and smoldering attraction, and it’s coming to Passionflix on February 3.
Tangled is the story of investment banker Drew Evans and Katherine Brooks, the newest associate at Drew’s father’s firm. Drew has always been able to land any woman he sets his sights on, but Kate presents a challenge. And Drew likes challenges.
I’ve been excited about Tangled becoming a movie. Like so many Passionflix movies, I discovered the book after it was optioned. There’s also something special about romance books that follow the male main character’s point of view and author Emma Chase is a master of bringing the male POV to life in her stories. With the Passionflix team behind the adaptation, I knew it was going to be good.
I watched Tangled as soon as the screener arrived. I couldn’t wait. I had to see it.
I wasn’t disappointed.
Under the guidance of director Traci Hays, Josh Plasse (Drew) and Katherine Hughes (Kate) play off each other’s energy, bringing Drew and Kate to life with passion, intensity, and lots of humor.
Plasse brings Drew to life with a twinkle in his eye; Drew is self-absorbed and self-assured, and Kate takes him down a few pegs. Plasse excels at revealing Drew’s vulnerabilities, not only around Kate but with Drew’s niece Mackenzie (Kynzie Colmery) as well.
Hughes’ Kate has a lot to prove and she’s all-too aware of how much harder it is for a woman to carve a niche in a traditionally male-dominated profession. The competition between Drew and Kate is as much fun as their attraction to each other, and that’s owed entirely to the connection between Plasse and Hughes and the talented cast.
Mary Pocrnic delivers another fabulous screenplay that touches on so many key moments from the book, sprinkled with witty banter that allows the actors to shine.
Tangled’s lighthearted feel is what I enjoy the most. Sometimes you need a movie that balances the pursuit and the passion. The jokes are overt at times and subtle at others. The extended cast plays well and there are lots of characters to root for. Tangled checks all of the boxes, and I’m not afraid to admit I’ve watched it more than once already. It’s that kind of movie.
Tangled was executive produced by Tosca Musk and Emma Chase. It also stars Brittney Level, Katherine Barber, Cameron Jebo, Douglas Dickerman, Ruben Javier Caballero, Jarrod Beck, Sailor Larocque, Brent McGee, Jeffrey Marshall, Jennifer Pierce Mathus, Pamela Gold and Cecilia Specht.