This movie comes off as something the studio had in mind to package and sell as a romantic comedy, when in actuality it tackles much deeper issues and themes. By the end of the viewing what I had expected to be an affair full of predictable ups and downs with the familiar "Will they, won't they?" tropes turned out to be a journey of nihilistic existentialism that bordered on becoming a really good philosophical film. Had the filmmakers and studios decided to lean more heavily into the artistic side of this movie it could have very well been another Mr. Nobody, which similarly explored deep philosophical questions while bringing us on a journey of two star crossed lovers who were destined to be together, but had to go through hell and back to get there.
A surprising turn of events that turned something that promised a generic experience into something with substance!
Reviewed by IvnSoft7 / 10
Not a rom-com. Not a comedy. Surprisingly good drama.
I have to agree with other reviewers.. This is not a rom-com. Could be a dark comedy... But it is a (romatic?) drama. And it delivers.
I can see the hate on most of the low rated reviews, not sure if towards Pete or Kaley. Looks like those viewers are expecting to chuckle with anything with Pete on it. (or Kaley for that matter).
Some clearly dont event understand depression.
Yes, there is a time loop here (not a spoiler), but thats not even the point of the movie. If you are trying to make sense of that, you are watching the wrong kind of movie.
Most of us have suffered heartache from broken relationships. Some of us, Feeling alone. And some desperation to fit in a world that doesnt understand us.
You should watch this movie knowing it is an exploration of dark emotions. It might trigger you on some topics, but im almost positive you will end with an uplifting sensation.
And for those complaining of making sense... Time travel never makes sense. Thats a fact.
Reviewed by danieljfarthing8 / 10
A fresh, edgy, original, funny, darkish, brilliantly written rom-com delivered thru two excellent leads.
"Meet Cute" is this year's "Destination Wedding" / "Always Be My Maybe" - ie a fresh, edgy, original, funny, darkish, brilliantly written rom-com delivered thru two excellent leads. Via Deborah S Craig's time-machine adorbs (but sad) Kaley Cuoco (sensational) keeps re-living her first random NY 'date' with Pete Davidson... but somehow it doesn't stay fresh, and her time-travelling tweaks to 'fix' him only make it worse. Will their 'love' survive the night(s)? Noga Pnueli's superb debut script cleverly mirrors real relationship issues, but stays bright, fun & engaging. Props to all (inc director Alex Lehmann). "50 First Dates" x "Groundhog Day" = a belter.