When friends are going through painful break-ups at the same time, the natural course of action is to help one another get through it. Y’know, maybe hit the movies together, stay up all night eating pizza and watching bad movies. That sortof thing. But in Hollywood comedies, it can never be that simple. Jenny Slate and Charlie Day play friends scheming on their exes in I Want You Back, a new comedy debuting on Prime Video this month.
As seen in the new trailer, Slate and Day play complete strangers who bond over their recent break-ups. But rather than dealing with it in a healthy way, they decide to help one another scheme to get their respective exes, played by Scott Eastwood and Gina Rodriguez, back when they move on to new partners.
It looks pretty light and airy, but should be a lot of fun with a cast like this. The film is directed by Jason Orley, whose previous comedy Big Time Adolescence came out of nowhere and surprised a lot of people, myself included.
I Want You Back hits Prime Video on February 11th.
Peter (Charlie Day) and Emma (Jenny Slate) are total strangers, but when they meet, one thing instantly bonds them: they were both unexpectedly dumped by their respective partners, Anne (Gina Rodriguez) and Noah (Scott Eastwood), on the same weekend. As the saying goes, “misery loves company,” but their commiseration turns into a mission when they see on social media that their exes have happily moved on to new romances, Anne with Logan (Manny Jacinto) and Noah with Ginny (Clark Backo). Terrified that, in their 30s, they have lost their shot at happily ever after and horrified at the prospect of having to start over, Peter and Emma hatch a desperate plot to win the loves of their lives back. Each will do whatever it takes to put an end to their exes’ new relationships and send them running back to their arms.