I Want You Back

Published April 15, 2022

I Want You Back

Film info

  • Title I Want You Back
  • Director Jason Orley
  • Year 2022
  • Run time 1hr 57m
  • Genres Comedy, Romance
  • Tagline Their exes have moved on. They haven't.

Peter and Emma thought they were on the precipice of life's biggest moments - marriage, kids, and houses in the suburbs - until their respective partners dumped them. Horrified to learn that the loves of their lives have already moved on, Peter and Emma hatch a hilarious plan to win back their exes with unexpected results.

Live blog

Time Comment
4:05 “Why didn’t you just say that instead of making me eat your steak?”
9:14 Wow, who knew baseballs are indestructible?
14:04 Great bit that smoking just isn’t the thing anymore.
18:16 The Sadness Sisters watch Con Air.
25:45 “He’s a classically handsome guy but I think I offer a lot.”
33:54 I can’t think of a posh play either, I guess go with Shakespeare.
37:45 I don’t know what to call this montage.
45:33 “I was going for charming, but I’ll take unusual.”
54:30 Still have to watch Little Shop of Horrors.
1:01:19 I want to know more about the love languages.
1:02:45 TUBJUMP!
1:10:51 Emma’s trousers are always so short, it’s annoying me.
1:20:26 Pie flavours in a proposal.
1:29:24 They didn’t think the plan all the way through!
1:34:50 “I just want to eat this.”
1:45:54 Wedding on a boat is really bad for the inevitable fall-out.
1:50:51 An oxygen mask has never been so freaking adorable.


It gets harder and harder to make and thus enjoy a rom-com, as most of what can be done has already been done. And, of course, going into this, you know exactly how it’s going to end. But, the two leads are completely likeable, Charlie Day in particular, and there were twists and turns along the way that I wasn’t expecting.

Plus, it really made me think about relationships and who suits who and that whether the grass is greener or not, if you’ve got itchy feet you probably have to give it a go… lots of interesting themes in what was a great story, and a very funny one too.

We’ve not watched many rom-coms recently but this one has shot right to the top of the list.

Rating: 5 / 5

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