I Want You Back
Two recently dumped people (Charlie Day, Jenny Slate) team up to sabotage each other’s exes’ new relationships. Sort of like a rom-com Strangers on a Train.
I don’t remember the last time I saw a rom-com this funny. Yes it’s formulaic, but the writing and acting is so sharp it’s a breath of fresh air. There’s a couple of welcome twists and turns in the story as the true implications of the drunkenly-devised plan comes to fruition.
Perhaps it runs on a little too long but I Want You Back is a charming and genuinely funny rom-com. This is a rare thing in a genre filled with low-effort nonsense.