Netflix’s new Romantic Comedy Someone Great doesn’t follow the tradition path of two people finding love, instead it focuses on the ending of a nine year relationship between music journalist Jenny and her new ex Nate after Jenny takes a job on the other side of the country.
We do get to see splashes of Jenny and Nate’s relationship as the film flashes back at various points throughout, with the bulk of the story focused on Jenny and her two close friends, Erin and Blair. This would be a fun new twist on the romantic comedy genre, if we hadn’t had a film like 500 Days of Summer 10 years ago, which followed a similar kind of take on looking back on a broken relationship, except it takes it to a whole other level.
That said Someone Great is still a very enjoyable film, principally in thanks to its wonderful cast. Gina Rodriguez is fantastic as Jenny, managing to be utterly delightful and endeering despite the horrible situation her character is in. Her chemistry with DeWanda Wise and Brittany Snow (Erin and Blair respectively) is fantastic, and seeing the three of them together is certainly when the film is at its most enjoyable.
Whilst Someone Great doesn’t break any new ground, it’s an enjoyable watch, and the three leads are so fantastic together that you’re sure to be charmed by it.