Upgraded (2024): A romantic comedy on Prime Video

Upgraded is a romantic comedy directed by Carlson Young starring Camila Mendes and Archie Renaux.

Romantic comedies are a genre that effortlessly works for the screenwriters, the performers, and the audience. It is a genre that is often criticized for being similar to other films. And now, Prime Video presents “Upgraded”, a comedy that resembles a movie starring Audrey Hepburn, in which a girl meets a charming boy while traveling in London and they fall in love… and of course, he happens to be a millionaire. She is poor but charming and clever. If it weren’t for Marisa Tomei’s performance, the movie would not be memorable. And to be honest, it won’t be remembered much anyway.

Upgraded - Prime Video
Upgraded – Prime Video

Plot

An assistant at an art auction house in New York is sent to London, and a kind supervisor gives her a first-class ticket for the flight. There, she meets a charming, handsome, and wealthy boy (surprise) whom she falls in love with (surprise, surprise).

About the movie

It fulfills all the requirements of a good romantic comedy, leaving us wondering, what’s new? The only new thing (which isn’t much) is Marisa Tomei’s character, the director of the auction house, who shines because it is the only role that allows for some acting prowess. The rest: a predictable repetition of other very famous romantic comedies. A bit of confusion here, lots of money there, and in between, some dull dialogues that, though likeable, make this movie easy to watch and forget. It is simple and doesn’t want to deviate from the script at any moment. A product created for this special Valentine’s Day, which the networks take advantage of to release these movies that cause no harm except to film critics.

Our Opinion

Another Valentine’s Day approaches with these movies that pass through our lives without causing any harm, resembling each other so that for an hour and a half, we can believe in that thing called romantic love. (Sigh)

Where to Watch “Upgraded”

Prime Video

Upgraded – Prime Video

Upgraded

Upgraded - Prime Video

Movie title: Upgraded

Movie description: Ana is a driven intern with aspirations of a future in the art industry, all the while striving to impress her high expectations boss, Claire. During a business trip, she is unexpectedly upgraded to first class where she encounters the charming Will, who mistakenly believes Ana to be her boss. This small fib sets off a series of dazzling occurrences, including romance and promising opportunities, until her lie becomes at risk of being revealed.

Date published: February 9, 2024

Country: United States

Duration: 104 min.

Director(s): Carlson Young

Writer(s): Christine Lenig, Justin Matthews, Luke Roberts

Cinematography: Mike Stern Sterzynski

Music: Isom Innis

Actor(s): Camila Mendes, Archie Renaux, Marisa Tomei, Lena Olin, Anthony Stewart Head, Thomas Kretschmann, Rachel Matthews, Grégory Montel, Andrew Schulz

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Companies: FAE Film and Television, Gulfstream Pictures, Luber Roklin Entertainment, Tempo Productions Limited, Amazon Prime Video

Our Opinion

Another Valentine’s Day approaches with these movies that pass through our lives without causing any harm, resembling each other so that for an hour and a half, we can believe in that thing called romantic love. (Sigh)

Overall

2.7
Alice Lange
Alice Lange
Alice Lange is a content editor with an unbridled passion for all things film related. With her keen eye for detail and expert storytelling abilities, she has established herself as one of the most sought-after editors in the industry. Her work on MCM's film reviews has captivated audiences.
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