I hated Maniac, on many levels, but I just didn't buy an unattractive man and a beautiful woman together. The only time that happens is when you're a rock star, a sports star or you've otherwise got boatloads of cash. For that reason, I could almost believe Elijah Wood, he's not terribly good looking, but he's not that ugly either.
But I do add the disclaimer that I have enjoyed a number of remakes over the last 10 years or so, and some of them more so than the originals. Still, about 90% of them are big streaming piles of crap, so maybe that isn't saying a whole lot.