Bea (Sweeney) and Ben (Powell) may seem like the epitome of a perfect couple, but after an exhilarating first date, a sudden twist turns their once-fiery attraction into an icy detachment. Fate, however, has other plans for them when they unexpectedly reunite at a destination wedding in Australia.
This film seamlessly weaves together a mix of sexy humor and feel-good vibes, making it the ideal choice for a delightful night out. Sweeney and Powell’s on-screen chemistry is palpable, radiating infectious joy. Balancing just the right amount of cheesy charm, it stands out as an excellent option for a memorable date night, undoubtedly ranking among the best romantic comedies of recent years.
Drawing inspiration from Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” the narrative follows Ben and Bea, former college friends who, upon receiving wedding invitations, discover that their respective exes will also be in attendance. In response, they decide to play pretend as a couple.
The screenplay, originally penned by Ilana Wolpert, undergoes a rewriting and direction process by Will Gluck. Produced by Joe Roth, Jeff Kirschenbaum, and Gluck, the film is executive produced by Sweeney for Fifty-Fifty Films, along with Natalie Sellers and Alyssa Altman for RK Films, adding another layer of creative prowess to this captivating romantic comedy.