I Want You Back – The DVDfever Review – Amazon Prime Video – Charlie Day, Jenny Slate

I Want You Back

I Want You Back means that Valentine’s Day is coming up, so every writer feels they must pump out a romcom. Some find the right blend between rom and com, while some are as much fun as a relationship break-up.

Emma’s (Jenny Slate) boyfriend, Noah (Scott Eastwood), breaks up with her, while Peter’s (Charlie Day) girlfriend, Anne (Gina Rodriguez), breaks up with him, citing her fact that eve nthough she’s a teacher, she thinks he’s holding back her budding acting career.

Before too long, both Anne and Noah are suddenly dating someone new, but due to the two leads’ circumstances, both Emma and Peter work in the same building, and chance across each other when they’re in a bit of a state, thus form a bond and go drinking and to the cinema…. although they go to see Con Air, yet it’s cropped from 2.39:1 to 1.85:1. But I digress…

Of course, the question comes: Although their plans are to woo back their respective exes – both of whom have since moved on, and there’s the plan that Emma will try to pull Anne’s boyfriend, Logan, while Peter tries to get into a bromance with gym trainer Noah, instead, will Peter and Emma wind up together? Either way, after about 30 minutes, you find this film has probably said most of what it has to say, and it just feels like it’s treading water for the remainder. Such a film did not need to run for any longer than about 90 minutes.

Of course, no spoilers about any outcomes. If I had to spend 116 minutes in order to find these out, so do you.

Thanks to our friends at Amazon Prime Video for the screener prior to release.

I Want You Back is on Amazon Prime Video from Friday February 11th, but the film isn’t yet available to pre-order on Blu-ray or DVD.

I Want You Back – Official Trailer – Amazon Prime

Detailed specs:

Running time: 116 minutes
Release date: February 11th 2022
Studio: Amazon Prime Video
Aspect Ratio: 2.00:1
Rating: 3/10

Director: Jason Orley
Producers: Isaac Aptaker, Elizabeth Berger, John Rickard, Peter Safran
Screenplay: Isaac Aptaker, Elizabeth Berger
Music: Siddhartha Khosla

Peter: Charlie Day
Emma: Jenny Slate
Noah: Scott Eastwood
Anne: Gina Rodriguez
Logan: Manny Jacinto
Ginny: Clark Backo
Trevor: Luke David Blumm
Chloe: Giselle Torres
Leighton: Isabel May
Taylor: Quinn Cooke
Sylvia: Claudia Rocafort
Toby: Kysen Acevedo
Janine: Lauren Halperin
Rita: Jami Gertz
Middle School Girlfriend: Betsy Sligh
Middle School Boyfriend: Braxton Alexander
Matt: Thy Bui
Mark: Jordan Carlos
Audrey: Saya Watkins
Dentist: Marco Schittone
Audience Member: Franco Castan
Lisa: Dylan Gelula
Paul: Mason Gooding
Waitress: Jessi Goei
Seymour: Manny Magnus