I Want You Back (2022)

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I Want You Back (2022). I Want You Back: Directed by Jason Orley. With Charlie Day, Jenny Slate, Scott Eastwood, Gina Rodriguez. Newly dumped thirty-somethings Peter and Emma team up to sabotage their exes’ new relationships and win them back for good.

“Greetings again from the darkness. It all happens in the first three minutes. Peter gets dumped by Anne, and Emma gets dumped by Noah. We havenu0026#39;t even had a chance to form any opinions of these two long-term relationships, and just like that … they are both kaput. Director Jason Orley and screenwriters (LOVE, SIMON collaborators) Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger toss us a curveball by having the dumpees form an alliance to help the other win back their dumpers. Itu0026#39;s an unconventional approach in this genre and it works due to some sharp writing, and the extraordinary comic timing of the two leads.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eNice guy Peter (Charlie Day, u0026quot;Itu0026#39;s Always Sunny in Philadelphiau0026quot;) loves kids, loves the elderly, and loves Anne (Gina Rodriguez, ANNIHILATION, 2018). She abruptly dumps him because heu0026#39;s a bit boring and she wants a u0026quot;bigger lifeu0026quot; … her dream is to be a Broadway star. Peter is crushed when she dumps him. Emma (Jenny Slate, OBVIOUS CHILD, 2014) works as a receptionist at an orthodontist office, and Noah (Scott Eastwood, THE OUTPOST, 2019) appreciates her humor, but is turned off by her lack of career ambition. Mind you, heu0026#39;s a fitness trainer. Emma is crushed when she dumps him.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003ePeter and Emma have a sobbing meet-cute in the stairwell of the office building where they both work, and soon, drunk karaoke and lots of alcohol lead to quite an intricate scheme. Emma will seduce Anneu0026#39;s new boyfriend Logan (Manny Jacinto), while Peter will befriend Noah and talk him out of love with new girlfriend Ginny (Clark Backo). The expected results find the appropriate exes crawling back into familiar arms. Itu0026#39;s a plan seemingly doomed to failure, but certain to provide many opportunities for laughter.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe scenes featuring Charlie Day and Jenny Slate are easily the filmu0026#39;s best. These are two talented and funny actors who play off each other beautifully. Of course, we presume to know where all of this is headed, and it may involve a threesome and a balcony jump into a hot tub … or it may not. The concept of sabotaging someone elseu0026#39;s happiness in hopes they will return to you is a bit psychotic to say the least. But itu0026#39;s all handled with kid gloves and plays off the old adage, u0026quot;misery loves company.u0026quot; A bit of truth and relatability occurs as both Emma and Peter dread the idea of starting over in love – a quite common dread. The film kicks off with Jimmy Durante singing u0026quot;The Glory of Loveu0026quot;, and though youu0026#39;ll likely laugh a few times, youu0026#39;ll likely notice the lack of glory in the behavior of Emma and Peter.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eExclusively on Amazon Prime Video February 11, 2022.”


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