Amazon’s I Want You Back reviews are in, find out what critics have to say about romantic comedy Charlie Day
Just in time for Valentine’s Day is coming I want you to come backa romantic comedy featuring two household names in the comedy world – Charlie Day and Jenny Slate. In the film, the main duo find themselves single and unable to get over their exes, so they team up to destroy their ex-partners’ new relationships. Critics have seen the movie, which is slated for release on Amazon’s Prime Video on Friday, February 11, so let’s check out the reviews to see if you want to make this movie part of your holiday plans.
Charlie Day and Jenny Slate play Peter and Emma, who are determined to win back their exes, Anne (Gina Rodriguez) and Noah (Scott Eastwood), respectively. Of course, rom-com hilarity ensues, but let’s take a look at what the critics had to say, starting with ours. Reviews on CinemaBlend. Eric Eisenberg gives the film 2.5 stars out of 5, saying that despite Day and Slate’s chemistry, I want you to come back fails to rise to anything other than your average rom-com:
Kate Erbland from IndieWire agrees that the movie isn’t quite sure what to do with its stars, and classifies the Jason Orley-directed movie as C+. However, she disagrees that the main couple have good chemistry, saying they suffer from the lack of screen time together:
Other critics find solace in I want you to come backdoesn’t try to break new ground and stay so firmly on the path of romantic comedies. Lovia Gyarkye from THR says the film’s self-awareness and the actors’ performances make it an airy and charming viewing experience:
Courtney Howard from Variety praises the “stellar” cinematography, editing and score, which help set the tone for the characters’ stories, but she says the film experiences a lull in the second act, especially when the lead duo don’t share not the screen:
Lena Wilson of The envelope said I want you to come back is easy to like, and the skilled team avoids the more problematic tropes sometimes found in rom-coms. It’s not without flaws, says Wilson, but Charlie Day and Jenny Slate don’t disappoint:
Critics all seem to agree that Charlie Day and Jenny Slate are doing their part as romantic leads – and almost all critics are shouting Slate’s performance of “Suddenly Seymour” from Little Shop of Horrors – so if you can get past the expected rom-com tropes, it looks like I want you to come back probably isn’t a bad option for your Valentine’s weekend planner.
I want you to come back will be available to stream Friday, February 11 on Amazon’s Prime Video. If you are a fan of Jenny Slate, check out other great cinematic performances of the actress, as well as other movies on amazon prime. Also be sure to check out our 2022 Movie Release Schedule to see what’s coming soon.