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The Idea of You

R Released May 2 1h 55m Romance Drama Comedy TRAILER for The Idea of You: Trailer 1 List
82% Tomatometer 174 Reviews 66% Audience Score 500+ Ratings
Based on the acclaimed, contemporary love story of the same name, The Idea of You centers on Solène (Anne Hathaway), a 40-year-old single mom who begins an unexpected romance with 24-year-old Hayes Campbell (Nicholas Galitzine), the lead singer of August Moon, the hottest boy band on the planet. When Solène must step in to chaperone her teenage daughter's trip to the Coachella Music Festival after her ex bails at the last minute, she has a chance encounter with Hayes and there is an instant, undeniable spark. As they begin a whirlwind romance, it isn't long before Hayes' superstar status poses unavoidable challenges to their relationship, and Solène soon discovers that life in the glare of his spotlight might be more than she bargained for. Read More Read Less
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The Idea of You offers a welcome reminder that Anne Hathaway remains a thoroughly delightful romcom lead -- and reaffirms that few filmmakers understand the genre better than Michael Showalter.

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Dwight Brown DwightBrownInk.com Within ten minutes, the story’s charm, beguiling characters and awkward situations are in full bloom. Rated: 3/4 May 31, 2024 Full Review Robert Levin Newsday This is a substantial movie with the veneer of a frothy romantic comedy. Rated: 3/4 May 21, 2024 Full Review Katy Waldman New Yorker Anne Hathaway, as Solène, is a vision of relatability, self-sufficiency, and poise, in a film that proves the rom-com isn’t dead. May 20, 2024 Full Review Jackie K. Cooper jackiekcooper.com Anne Hathaway captures everyone's heart in this movie. Rated: 6/10 Jul 6, 2024 Full Review Ray Pride Newcity Hathaway is nothing less than fantastic—vulnerable and present and glowing with potential—it’s the American movie industry’s loss that movies like this can’t support theatrical distribution. Rated: 8/10 Jul 4, 2024 Full Review Archi Sengupta LeisureByte.com Fluffy, passionate and easy-going, The Idea of You is a must-watch for everyone who needs something sweet and romantic to watch. Rated: 3.5/5 Jul 4, 2024 Full Review Read all reviews

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andrea c Commedia molto interessante che riesce a sfruttare un buon livello di originalità e che soprattutto ha il merito di porre al centro di tutta una sempre meravigliosa Anne Hathaway, incredibile ed estremamente versatile attrice. La sceneggiatura alterna momenti e dialoghi di buona qualità ad altri dove invece il teen appetite prende troppo il sopravvento. Sorprende positivamente lo sviluppo delle dinamiche familiari che riesce a non essere banale e a risultare discretamente interessante pur dovendo privilegiare il teen drama. La fase intermedia del film, con il tour europeo della band è forse la meno credibile e peggio sviluppata del film cosi come l'attore principale la cui differenza con la controparte femminile è imbarazzante. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 07/22/24 Full Review Karin N I love this movie! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 07/21/24 Full Review laura m Just truly awful! Don't even bother unless your 12! Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 07/20/24 Full Review Rob A Well done May/September romantic drama with the roles reversed. We should all look as good as Anne Hathaway does at 40! Nice soundtrack as well. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 07/19/24 Full Review Jessica L Maybe I loved it because I just turned 40, maybe I loved it because it’s was so well paced or so well acted, but it got me and I thought it was beautiful. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 07/19/24 Full Review Chengetai K Loved it. Amazing. Great characters. Just watching it, made me feel warm. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 07/17/24 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Based on the acclaimed, contemporary love story of the same name, The Idea of You centers on Solène (Anne Hathaway), a 40-year-old single mom who begins an unexpected romance with 24-year-old Hayes Campbell (Nicholas Galitzine), the lead singer of August Moon, the hottest boy band on the planet. When Solène must step in to chaperone her teenage daughter's trip to the Coachella Music Festival after her ex bails at the last minute, she has a chance encounter with Hayes and there is an instant, undeniable spark. As they begin a whirlwind romance, it isn't long before Hayes' superstar status poses unavoidable challenges to their relationship, and Solène soon discovers that life in the glare of his spotlight might be more than she bargained for.
Director
Michael Showalter
Producer
Cathy Schulman, Gabrielle Union, Anne Hathaway, Robinne Lee, Eric Hayes, Jordana Mollick, Michael Showalter
Screenwriter
Michael Showalter, Jennifer Westfeldt
Distributor
Amazon Studios
Production Co
Welle Entertainment, Amazon Studios, Somewhere Pictures, I'll Have Another
Rating
R (Some Language|Sexual Content)
Genre
Romance, Drama, Comedy
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
May 2, 2024, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
May 2, 2024
Runtime
1h 55m
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