It’s the morning of Mollie and Sam’s third anniversary when Mollie decides she’s not happy.
“I miss the person I met three years ago,” she tells her boyfriend.
The ‘old Sam’ was romantic and, somewhere along the way, Mollie believes he just “stopped wooing” her.
When he argues that he drove to buy her favourite scone to make her breakfast in bed for their anniversary, Mollie says it’s actually his favourite scone, which she only pretended to love the first time she tried it because she knew how much he loved it.
“My guess is you probably woke up this morning craving them, and you knew you had to do something nice for our anniversary, so you decided to kill two birds… with one scone,” she says.
Mollie and Sam are an entirely fictional couple whose story is at the centre of Netflix’s newest original movie, Happy Anniversary. For the next 78 minutes, the duo revisit some of the most memorable moments – both good and bad – from their relationship to determine whether they should stay the course, or call it quits.
Watch: The trailer for Netflix’s Happy Anniversary.
And although their argument over a scone – and the others they have throughout the film – may seem ridiculous, it’s actually one nearly every couple who’s been together for longer than a few years can relate to.
One time, for reasons that are no longer relevant (aka, I honestly cannot remember) I poured an entire juice box into the lap of my then-boyfriend (now husband) while he was driving me to work.
Another time, we fought over the fact he had put the fitted sheet and the towels in the dryer at the same time, which meant nothing dried completely because the dryer’s spinning motion meant everything got stuck INSIDE THE SHEET.