I’ve always loved a romantic comedy.
I grew up on the greats – Sleepless in Seattle, When Harry Met Sally, Notting Hill and Serendipity.
I used to devour them. They were like comfort food for me, a tiny shot of happiness to remind me that sometimes – just sometimes – there’s a little magic in the world.
But then slowly rom-coms became a thing of the past.
They dwindled until they were almost extinct.
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They were replaced with comedies that got their laughs from cheap fart and penis jokes (not that there’s anything wrong with that, I happen to love a good fart joke or two).
The kind of movies that are fun while you’re watching them, but have zero impact on your feels and the way you view the world.
I was starting to think I’d never stumble on another good rom-com, but then I found Netflix’s When We First Met.
And I have to say, it’s the rom-com we all desperately needed in our lives.
It stars Adam Devine (Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, Workaholics) as Noah, a 20-something hopeless romantic who feels a little bit lost.
Three years ago Noah met Avery at a Halloween party and they instantly clicked. They spent one perfect night together before it abruptly ended with a hug and Avery announcing that she was so happy to finally have a male friend.
Yep, he got majorly friend-zoned.
Fast forward three years and Noah is attending Avery’s engagement party. He realises that she could have been the love of his life – but he blew it.