Netflix has just released the official trailer and poster for When We First Met starring Adam Devine (the Pitch Perfect films, Workaholics). The romantic comedy was directed by The Duff‘s Ari Sandel from a script by John Whittington. Netflix has set a February 9, 2018 premiere date.
In addition to Adam Devine, the When We First Met cast includes Alexandra Daddario, Robbie Amell, Shelley Hennig, and Andrew Bachelor. Mason Novick, Michelle Knudsen, Adam Saunders, Mary Viola, and McG served as producers.
“This movie is really about fate and the differences between fate and choices – the choices you make and what they can do to you and the people around you. What if you meet the person of your dreams, and you blow it? You put yourself in the friend zone before you even have a chance to go on a real first date. What do you do? My character wishes there was some way he could change his luck. To go back in time and do something different – be the kind of guy that Avery (Alexandra Daddario) would actually be with,” said Adam Devine.
Director Sandel offered this description of the rom-com: “This is a movie about a guy who fell in love with a girl on the first date, had the greatest night ever, didn’t really make his move, and for the next three years has been regretting it. In his mind, she’s about to marry the wrong guy, and he finds a time machine to go back and relive that first date to get it right. But every time he goes back, he screws it up worse. That, to me, is the essence of the film – what if you get a second chance, but every time you go back to get the second chance, you screw it up even more?”
The Plot: Noah (Adam Devine) spends the perfect first night with Avery (Alexandra Daddario), the girl of his dreams, but gets relegated to the friend zone. He spends the next three years wondering what went wrong – until he gets the unexpected chance to travel back in time and alter that night – and his fate – over and over again. Will Noah ever get it right?