Reese Witherspoon just teased going back to her “rom-com roots” and we couldn’t be more excited
You know that time, right after the holidays, when it’s dark and cold out and there are no more Christmas-themed rom-coms to watch? That part of the year has always been a tough one, but not this year. This year, our queen Reese Witherspoon is gracing us with a Netflix rom-com where she’ll star opposite Ashton Kutcher, and it’s basically a romance lover’s dream come true. And they just blessed us with a trailer.
According to Netflix, the new movie, called Your Place Or Mine, will star Witherspoon as Debbie and Kutcher as Peter, a pair of lifelong friends and polar opposites who agree to trade lives in hopes of shaking things up and finding a new perspective.
“She craves routine with her son in LA.; he thrives on change in NY,” the official Netflix synopsis reads. “When they swap houses and lives for a week, they discover what they think they want might not be what they really need.”
What makes this news even better is that Your Place Or Mine was written by Aline Brosh McKenna, the rom-com legend who penned 27 Dresses and The Devil Wears Prada. She opened up to People magazine about what we can expect from this movie.
“It’s about love and getting out of your own way to find love and having the courage to take the leap to find it, and it’s meant to be written about people who have lived some and know who they are,” she said. “And [about] that chance that they’re taking to bridge the gap with each other and how they’re going to do that, given all the things they’ve undergone in the years since they’ve first met. I’m hoping that really resonates with people, and makes them feel good in a time when I think we’re all looking for things that will make us feel great.”
McKenna will also direct the new Netflix film—her first time in that role.
Your Place Or Mine will also star Jesse Williams, Zoë Chao, Wesley Kimmel, Rachel Bloom, Shiri Appleby, Steve Zahn, and Tig Notaro. While there’s no trailer just yet, it’s scheduled to hit Netflix on Feb. 10, 2023—just in time for Valentine’s Day!