In Beautiful Disaster, adapted by Kumble, bad-boy Travis (Sprouse) is exactly what college freshman Abby (Gardner) needs and wants—to avoid. He spends his nights fighting in underground boxing matches, and his days as the ultimate college campus charmer. But Abby wants nothing to do with Travis. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his appeal, Travis offers her a simple bet: if he loses his next fight, he must remain sex-free for a month. If he wins, Abby must live in his apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that Abby’s dark past is about to emerge, and he may have finally met his match.
The movie, based off of the novel, is a drama/comedy romance that, like the After movies, shows a smart intelligent girl falling for the bad boy. It’s comedy at times may be too trie hard and leave you in an “what did I just witness” state of mind and thought. It is steamy though at times as well, with moments making it awkward to watch as well. With it’s rom-com effect and drama added to it, it’s for sure a must watch for the lovers of the darker rom-coms, similar to the After series.