Some romantic comedies get by on easy, easy love tales, whereas others need to get only a bit extra difficult with it. Love Jacked is, for higher or worse, within the latter class, however when you’re prepared to present in to its convoluted setup, its solid will win you over with their charms.
The story follows Maya (Amber Stevens West), a stressed younger artist who takes a visit to Africa to seek out inspiration and as an alternative finds what she thinks is love. When that relationship falls aside, and she or he fears telling her overbearing father he was proper about her African romance, Maya as an alternative comes up with a plan. She convinces a determined hustler (Shamier Anderson), who must discover a place to cover out from his former associate, to pose as her African fiancé for a number of days to impress her dad and mom. After all, what neither of them counts on is that they will fall in love.
Whereas the typically convoluted setup for the romance takes a short while and won’t be everybody’s cup of tea, Love Jacked nonetheless manages to win you over on the energy of the chemistry between West and Anderson. They make the transition from grudging allies to lovers look easy and simple, and the ensemble that surrounds them — led by the legendary Keith David — solely provides to the movie’s appeal.