‘I Want You Back’ Trailer: Jenny Slate And Charlie Day Sabotage Their Exes In Prime Video’s New Rom-Com

There’s absolutely nothing that will surprise you in the new trailer for Amazon Studio’s rom-com, I Want You Back. Not the music, which features a version of the Jackson 5 single from which the title is named. And now the premise, which finds Jenny Slate and Charlie Day who bond over their plan to sabotage their exes’ new relationships. If you guess that Slate and Day’s characters will probably fall in love along the way, you get a prize!

So yeah, that’s the idea behind the film. Slate, who deserves better stuff than this, and Day play recently-dumped strangers who can’t get over their past loves. So after becoming one another’s support system, they decide to win back their exes by destroying any hope they have of love. Gee, why wouldn’t we want to root for these two that they’ll find happiness someday?

Gina Rodriguez and Scott Eastwood play the former lovers, with The Good Place‘s Manny Jacinto and Letterkenny’s Clark Backo as the new flames.

The film has direction by Jason Orley, who really surprised with the Pete Davidson comedy Big Time Adolescence. On the script are Love, Simon writers Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger.

I Want You Back hits Prime Video on February 11th 2022.


Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.