Amazon today unveiled the first official trailer for I Want You Back, a comedy starring Charlie Day (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) and Jenny Slate (Marcel the Shell with Shoes On), which is set for release on Prime Video on February 11.
The film from director Jason Orley (Big Time Adolescence) centers on Peter (Day) and Emma (Slate), total strangers who come to bond over the fact that 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 into their arms.
In the trailer, we watch as Peter comes up with the idea that he and Emma should serve as each other’s shoulder to cry on, when either feels like they just can’t take things anymore.
“We’re each other’s sadness sisters,” Emma says.
“Well, sadness sisters sounds like you’re Diane Keaton and I’m Meryl Streep and we’re in a Broadway play,” responds Peter. “But I like it, yeah.”
“That’s a great cast,” Emma notes. “You should cast plays.”
This Is Us co-showrunners Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger scripted the film, which also stars Mason Gooding, Dylan Gelula, Jami Gertz, Jordan Carlos, Isabel May and Luke David Blumm. Peter Safran and John Rickard produced through The Safran Company with The Walk-Up Company’s Aptaker and Berger.
Check out the trailer for I Want You Back above.
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