Film Report: When We First Met
When We First Met
It was one of those nights when I wanted a fluffy romantic film to watch.
Netflix has this to offer, looked promising– only by the cover, I didn’t watch the trailer because as you know I like to go blind in the stories I read/ watch.
Hence here we are discussing When we first met.
Raise your hands if you have avoided this film? 😛
This film is sweet and okayish, nothing new with a very predictable end– all the stories with the similar storyline always end like this, so- what new is it offering?
I think just the sense of self-realization? I don’t know– not much I guess.
You will love this film if you do not over think it. So don’t over think it at all.
What is When we first met about?
Noah spends the perfect first night with Avery, the girl of his dreams, but gets relegated to the friend zone. He spends the next three years wondering what went wrong – until he gets the unexpected chance to travel back in time and change that night – and his fate – over and over again.
My review of when we first met?
Honestly, 10 minutes in I knew what was going to happen but yet I stayed only to see what could be different in this one film.
The film is an entertainer, of course, it will make you laugh out loud at things and maybe make you think a bit? But that’s all, there is nothing new in the story or the characters or anything else.
The film takes itself too seriously to be funny. Noah’s efforts to escape the friend zone are treated as something bordering on rape mentality. He never enjoys his time with Avery or much of anything else in his alternate realities. He suffers because he can’t have Avery, then suffers because having Avery’s body but not her soul doesn’t live up to his fantasy. Where’s the humour in that?
What I liked about When we first met?
It is so very brief.
- The performances
- The production
- Sound edit is good not the best.
- It will make you laugh at times.
What I think could have been better?
- Now the only thing I was doing while watching the film was the laugh, the film wanted to suggest the opposite. The director intended for the film to be serious.
- Noah as the main character is annoying, at times I just wanted to punch him in the face for being so superficial.
- Stop the obsession!
- If the characters were somewhat different I think the story would have ended up in a better position, or that’s what I think.
Watch the trailer here:
Do you want to watch this film? Have you already? Did you like it?
Rating: 2.5/5 stars