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Review: Your Place Or Mine
Two Lives. Two Cities. One Last Chance.
When best friends and total opposites Debbie and Peter swap homes for a week, they get a peek into each other’s lives that could open the door to love.
You know I’m always a sucker for even the most generic and forgettable romance flick. You’ve seen my reviews of the weekly Netflix romance comedy films in the past that at worst got C-tier grades from me when everyone else is grading them much worse.
But that doesn’t mean I don’t have my limits when it comes to finding this subgenre of movies enjoyable. And go figure, its one of those Netflix backed romance films but this time with some major names involved with Ashton Kutcher and Reese Witherspoon (Who has won an Oscar may I remind you) as our romantic leads - which is a stretch to call them as. After some light negative press earlier in the week in regard to how the two co-stars came off distant and awkward with one another at press for the film, I can see why. These two have absolutely no romantic chemistry whatsoever. I’ve had small, nothing-to-them small talk with women that had more romantic tension to them than these two had in any scene they had together, which there aren’t many of to begin with in a movie that centers around these two falling for each other.
Furthermore, the writing fails this movie at every turn. I didn’t care about any character in this especially the two leads who honestly I couldn’t have cared less if they got together or not. I never once bought these two had a thing for each other, and the story beats this decided to go with in regard to love triangles and other lovers didn’t help either. The number one thing even the most bland romance movie has to accomplish is make you at least somewhat care that they end up together at the end. I saw a cannibal movie last year that pulled this off much better than this did!
But maybe the comedy at the very least helps the movie out? Nope. I watched this without once cracking a smile, a chuckle, or anything. It started to feel like homework watching this. I recently gave negative reviews to two straight-to-streamer romance comedies, and those two films at least did get a few laughs and smiles from me in rare moments. This got literally nothing out of me. I felt like I was getting any interest in thee types of movies sucked out of me.
Oh and this movie is nearly two hours long. There is zero reason this needed to even come close to the runtime it has.
Your Place Or Mine is a horrible choice to watch with your spouse, your significant other, your lover, even your affair or hookup buddy. I don’t care who you attempt a “Netflix and chill” with this, its the movie you stay away from. A completely unfunny, unlikable, and devoid of any true romance movie which peaked for me when I realized it was over and the credits had started to roll.