The Hating Game

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Let’s talk about The Hating Game on Hulu. Resolving to achieve professional success without compromising her ethics, Lucy embarks on a ruthless game of one-upmanship against cold and efficient nemesis Joshua, a rivalry complicated by her growing attraction to him.

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The Hating Game on Hulu
Rating: R
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Type: Movie
Released: 2021

Summary:

As assistants to the co-CEOs of a publishing company, Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman sit across from each other daily – and they hate each other. Not dislike. Not begrudgingly tolerated. H-A-T-E. Lucy can’t understand Josh’s joyless, uptight approach to his job and refusal to smile, which is in stark contrast to her bright clothes, quirkiness, and effusive people-pleasing. Trapped in a shared office five days a week, they’ve become entrenched in an addictive, ridiculous never-ending game of one-upmanship. Lucy can’t let Josh beat her at anything – especially when a huge new promotion to Managing Director is up for grabs. They strike a deal that whoever does not get the promotion must quit. It’s game-on – But as tensions reach boiling point and an innocent elevator ride turns into a steamy kiss, Lucy begins to realize just how fine a line between love and hate is.

Cast: 

Lucy Hale, Corbin Bernsen, Austin Stowell, Yasha Jackson, and Brock Yurich

Addi’s Review:

I personally didn’t like the movie because they changed the story a lot. The parts of Josh and Lucy’s story that make them THEM in the book were not in the movie, and I was royally disappointed. I assure you that the book is 100% better!! But I would definitely say that the portrayers of Joshua and Lucy are perfect.

I give The Hating Game 2 out of 5 stars. 

Rating

56% Google users liked this
6.2/10 IMDb
67% Rotten Tomatoes

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