Here at GLAMOUR, we’ve always loved a rom-com. From The Holiday to Sweet Home Alabama, sometimes a little on-screen chemistry is all that’s needed to make everything great and great in the world again.
Thanks to Netflix‘s recent rom-com resurgence, we’ve been able to indulge our habit on the regular. From Set It Up to [i]The Kissing Booth[/I], Alex Strangelove to [i]To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before[/I], there’s no denying that the streaming giant has truly delivered in fuzzy feels in the past year.
So when we heard about the newest entry in the canon, upcoming comedy [i]Someone Great[/I] that centres the power of female friendship as well as overcoming heartbreak, we were hooked.
The film stars Jane the Virgin‘s Gina Rodriguez as Jenny, an aspiring music journalist living in New York City who has just landed her dream job at a magazine in San Francisco. There’s just one problem: her boyfriend of nine years (played by Lakeith Stanfield), isn’t prepared to leave New York nor continue their relationship long distance, so he breaks up with her.
That’s where things get interesting, thanks to Jenny’s best friends Erin (DeWanda Wise, star of Netflix’s She’s Gotta Have It remake) and Blair (Brittany Snow), who decide to take Jenny on one last epic adventure in New York City. “I leave in a week, and then, I turn 30, and then I die probably,” Jenny tells Erin in the new trailer. “I need one last epic day with my girls.”
Cue kitchen dance parties to Lizzo, tequila shots and all manner of debauchery in The City That Never Sleeps, as well as a empowering pep-talk from the mother of drag, Rupaul.
“It’s a really cute f*cking movie and we’re so proud of it,” Rodriguez told ELLE. “We worked so hard on it. It has a female director, female leads, female VP—pretty bad ass. I’m pumped.”
Writer-director Jennifer Kaytin Robinson, the creator of MTV’s [i]Sweet/Vicious[/I], also tweeted that the film comes with a pretty empowering feminist message. “I always wanted to see a romantic comedy where a woman chooses herself,” she said. “So I made one.”
Check out the official trailer below and watch on Netflix from April 19.