The rom-com renaissance continues with Amazon’s I Want You Back. Peter (Charlie Day) and Emma (Jenny Slate) meet each other shortly after being dumped by their exes, Anne (Gina Rodriguez) and Noah (
Liam Hemsworth Scott Eastwood). They hatch a plan to get them back; Emma will make Logan (Manny Jacinto) cheat on Anne, and Peter will become friends with Noah and get him to remember how great things were with Emma. The idea Charlie Day could steal Clark Backo from Scott Speedman Scott Eastwood defied belief, I guess.
I know Gina Rodriguez makes some people go “hmmm” these days after some of the dumb things she’s said around race and feminism. And
Theo James Scott Eastwood often has all the screen presence of plywood. But to give Garrett Hedlund Eastwood credit, he actually shows some flashes of humor in the preview. Plus Jenny Slate and Charlie Day are always good for a laugh, as is Manny Jacinto who, as usual, is the prettiest thing on the screen.
I Want You Back arrives on Prime Video on Valentine’s Day, 2022.
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