Netflix have added a new movie that is being called 'the best rom-com in years'
Who doesn't love a good rom-com?
The only problem is, it feels like it has been a while since the last good one.
Trying to think of the most recent ones.... Forgetting Sarah Marshall in 2008? Crazy Stupid Love back in 2011? The painfully under-seen Enough Said from 2013?
Romantic comedies were something that cinema seemed to do really well in the 80s and 90s, but for some reason they've kinda been perceived as being uncool these days. Remember the Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan heyday? They were great!
We here in JOE love a good rom-com (and anyone who calls them 'chick-flicks' are just plain WRONG!), which is why we're so happy that Netflix have added an exclusive title that is being described as one of the best of the genre in recent years.
Telling the story of two New York assistants, Harper (Zoey Deutch - Why Him?, The Disaster Artist) and Charlie (Glen Powell - Everybody Wants Some!, Hidden Figures), are used to going above and beyond for their high-powered (and highly demanding) bosses, Kristen (Lucy Liu) and Rick (Taye Diggs). But now they're teaming up for the biggest projects of their young careers - getting their bosses to fall in love! Only time will tell whether they strike out...or score a home run.
Check out the trailer for Set It Up here, and read on below as to why people have been loving it so much:
Clip via Netflix
"Set It Up is a classic rom-com brought to life by a pair of wonderfully well-matched stars who seem to revel in the genre. This is cinematic comfort food, the kind we’ve been starving for." - IndieWire
"The film delivers a central philosophy about love (you like people because of their good qualities, but you love them despite their flaws) and features plenty of earnest self-actualizing, but it’s first and foremost here to provide a funny, breezy update on a familiar rom-com formula. Unlike its lost twenty-something leads, Set It Up knows just what it wants to be." - Consequence Of Sound
"The true strength of the film lies in Zoey Deutch’s magnetic performance. It’s impossible to watch this film and not come to the conclusion that the actress is a soon-to-be major star, as soon as she hits on a major project that makes use of her effortless humor and charisma." - Entertainment Weekly
Additionally, folks who have already checked it out at home are also informing the masses of how great it is:
SET IT UP is utterly delightful, just the sort of thing that might have made a zillion dollars if released in theaters. Though of the 120+ Netflix movies I’ve seen, I believe it’s in the top five.
— Charles Bramesco (@intothecrevasse) June 16, 2018
yall netflix put out this movie called “Set It Up” and its the most wholesome and adorable rom com i’ve ever seen please watch it
— mary magdalene (@astrobalter) June 16, 2018
.@netflix is so cool with their original movies. I just watched their new rom-com movie, Set It Up. You know it's a good rom-com when you're yelling at your tv while eating a pint of ice cream pic.twitter.com/xhY63qiXF2
— Zari Tarazona (@SorryZari) June 15, 2018
An actually good romcom, finally!!!! I have learned so many love lessons tonight. That "like because, love despite" and that "you're not hard to get, you're hard to earn" line was GOLD. I love it!! Will continue to praise it tom!! #SetItUp #SpoilerAlert
— Pop culture junkie (@obssessedwithtv) June 15, 2018
Set It Up is available to watch on Netflix right now.