Opposites Attract in “Your Place Or Mine” Trailer With Reese Witherspoon & Ashton Kutcher
A romantic comedy starring Reese Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher sounds like precisely the kind of thing the world could use this coming Valentine’s Day. And while Your Place or Mine opens a skooch before Valentine’s, the film will still function perfectly as something sweet to kickstart the most romantic (and corporately created) holiday of the year.
The premise of Your Place or Mine is simple and efficient; Witherspoon’s Debbie and Kutcher’s Peter have been best friends for 20 years. Debbie’s a touch on the regimented side, keeping all the trains moving on schedule as she raises her son Jack (Wesley Kimmel) as a single mom in Los Angeles. Peter’s the wildcard, living a carefree (and very well-appointed) life in New York. Peter has a plan to get Debbie out of her routines and into something a little more unrehearsed—he’ll go to LA for a week and look after Jack, and she can come to New York and use his apartment as a launchpad (and maybe more than that) to get her groove back, so to speak.
There’s a catch (of course); before they were best friends, Debbie and Peter hooked up, and Peter has had a thing for her ever since. A largely unexplored thing, that is, until after spending some time with Jack and finding himself unmoored by the news that Debbie may have met someone in NYC. Peter’s jealous! And soon, decisions will have to be made about whether Peter will have the courage to tell Debbie how he really feels after all this time. Will Debbie feel the same way? Can the two of them risk their two-decades-long friendship for romance?
One of the pleasures of a good romantic comedy is that while the ending often is foretold, the journey can be surprising, funny, and even moving if done right. Considering Your Place or Mine comes from writer/director Aline Brosh McKenna (she wrote The Devil Wears Prada and 27 Dresses, for Pete’s sake) and such likable stars as Witherspoon and Kutcher; the ingredients are all there.
The supporting cast is also excellent and includes Steve Zahn, Zoe Chao, Rachel Bloom, Jesse Williams, and Tig Notaro.
Check out the trailer below. Your Place or Mine hits theaters on February 10.
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Featured image: Your Place or Mine (2023). Reese Witherspoon as Debbie Dunn, Ashton Kutcher as Peter. Cr. Netflix