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      I Want You Back

      R 2022 1 hr. 51 min. Romance Comedy TRAILER for I Want You Back: Trailer 2 List
      86% 125 Reviews Tomatometer 71% 250+ Ratings Audience Score 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. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Mar 05 Buy Now

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      With a stellar cast playing well-rounded characters, I Want You Back is the rare rom-com that delivers its romance as capably as its comedy.

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      Bec B This is such a great movie and one I watch on repeat. Charlie Day is so sexy and I enjoyed every second. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/05/23 Full Review kagey It's such a shame that this amazing, fresh set-up really doesn't get paid off in the same way it began. The story starts with 2 couples breaking up, and the jilted lovers form a pity party, and ultimately a plan to get their former lovers back. This part of the story was fun, entertaining and original. But then it falls apart. Charlie and Scott are terrific in their roles, but the two "leading" ladies lack much to be desired. Emma has a Joan Cusack type of quirkiness that makes her work well with Charlie in plotting and executing their scheme, but terrible as the love interest. She has no "rizz." Even less so than Nia Vardalo. And Gina's character is flatter than a man-hole cover. All teeth and chin, and no personality. This script needed a few more re-writes to make it sing. The third act forgets that the "com" in rom/com is for comedy - and it becomes some silly, dramatic ending. A bummer because its starts off very strong and ends on a whimper. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 09/03/23 Full Review Ric O Even if it has a slow start, this rom-com is original and full of feel-good moments. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 04/08/23 Full Review Ava T I loved this movie. Even though you know how it's going to end it's still amazing. The ending was so cute. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 04/08/23 Full Review Julia A The ending could've been better!!! I wanted to see peter and Emma be together. I hated Noah in the movie what a jerk! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/14/23 Full Review Victoria C Charlie Day and Jenny Slate are two of my favorite actors because they make me laugh out loud ALL THE TIME. But this movie was so bad. I didn't laugh. I realized about halfway through the movie I hadn't laughed out loud ONE TIME. I had to stop and start a few times because I was so bored. I kept coming back, I wanted to finish because I believed that Charlie and Jenny wouldn't let me down. But they did. Don't watch it. It's bad. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Tim Cogshell FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) Mostly it won me over because I'm a little bit goofy about Jenny Slate and even a little bit goofier for Gina Rodriguez. Feb 24, 2022 Full Review Catey Sullivan Chicago Reader Thank Saint Valentine for the artists who make us laugh. Feb 16, 2022 Full Review John Nugent Empire Magazine I Want You Back is sweeter and more sensitive than you might expect from this kind of broad mainstream romp. Rated: 3/5 Feb 13, 2022 Full Review Zach Pope Zach Pope Reviews Probably one of the most relatable breakup Romantic comedies ever. The film literally dives into something all of us at one point & time have done after a breakup Jul 25, 2023 Full Review Stacey Yvonne Stacey Yvonne Creative Another thing that works in the film’s favor is the effortless diversity. I’m always on the lookout for casts that are inclusive and representational. Rated: 3.5/5 Feb 14, 2023 Full Review Samuel Leggett Jr. JVS Media & Productions/Team JVS I Want You Back has a lot of great character relationships that are acted well and make good use of the comedic script provided. Some characters have some very real relational questions about letting go, sacrifice, and understanding of real communication. Rated: 7/10 Dec 26, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis 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.
      Director
      Jason Orley
      Executive Producer
      Bart Lipton, Adam Londy
      Screenwriter
      Isaac Aptaker, Elizabeth Berger
      Production Co
      The Walk-Up Company, Amazon Studios, The Safran Company, Big Indie Pictures
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Romance, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Feb 11, 2022
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