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Five romantic comedies to stream in May

12/05/2019

Netflix has expanded it's rom-com offering with these films to join some of the most watched romantic comedies on the streaming giant. Are you ready for a weekend of binging?

Far from being your typical boy meets girl kind of movies, these new additions go a bit deeper. They tell diverse stories of true friendship, unconventional romance, women empowerment and self love.

The Perfect Date

The first welcome addition to the slate, which landed early in April, is The Perfect Date. It follows the story of Brooks Rattigan who decide to make extra money on the side by being the perfect boyfriend.'

Together with his programmer friend Murph, Brooks launches an app selling himself as a plus-one for all occasions. Along the way, he meets the girl of his dreams. He faces a dilemma when his business starts to boom.

The Perfect Date cast

Noah Centineo as Brooks Rattigan

Laura Marano as Celia Lieberman

Odiseas Georgiadis as Murph

Camila Mendes as Shelby Pace

Matt Walsh as Charlie Rattigan

Joe Chrest as Jerry Lieberman

Carrie Lazar as Lilian Lieberman

Alex Biglane as Tuna Melt on Seven Grain

Blaine Kern III as Franklin

Zak Steiner as Reece

Ty Parker as Cartelli

Wayne P r as Mr. Newhouse

Film details:

IMDb score: 5.9

Age restriction: TV-14

Runtime: 1h 29m

Reception: The film holds an approval rating of 77% based on 13 reviews, and an average rating of 5.89/10.

Director: Chris Nelson

Producer: Matt Kaplan and JohnTomko

Writer: Steve Bloom and Randall Green

Someone Great

Netflix also bring us Someone Great, the ultimate romantic comedy. It takes us on a journey as aspiring music journalist Jenny moves to San Francisco and lands her dream job at an iconic magazine.

Instead of giving a long-distance relationship a try, her boyfriends calls it quits. In an attempt to get over him, Jenny decides to have one last girl's night out on the town with her friends before the leaves for San Francisco.

Showcasing a hilarious and heartfelt story of friendship, love, and what it means to let go of your twenties and enter adulthood. And getting over a broken heart, of course.

Someone Great cast

Gina Rodriguez as Jenny Young

Brittany Snow as Blair Helms

DeWanda Wise as Erin Kennedy

Lakeith Stanfield as Nate Davis

Peter Vack as Matt Lasher

Rebecca Naomi Jones as Leah

Alex Moffat as Will

RuPaul Charles as Hype

Rosario Dawson as Hannah Davis

Michelle Buteau as Cynthia

Jaboukie Young-White as Mikey

Ben Sidell as Gus

Joe Locicero as Paul

Questlove as himself

Jessie Reyez as herself

Film details:

IMDb score: 6.1

Age restriction: Restricted

Runtime: 1h 32m

Reception: The film holds an approval rating of 84% based on 37 reviews, with an average rating of 5.87/10.

Director and Writer: Jennifer Kaytin Robinson

Producer: Paul Feig, Jessie Henderson, Anthoney Bregman, Peter Cron and Gina Rodriquez

The Last Summer

Then there's The Last Summer, a rom-com that will take you on a journey of love. It follows a group of recent high school graduates as they navigate their way through their final summer before taking off for college.

The students wrestle with lost love and heartbreak, form friendships in unexpected circumstances, and take greater control in their relationships with their parents.

They ultimately decide who they will be and what they will do as they stand on the precipice of adulthood. One of those feel-good movies that will keep you starry-eyed for days after watching it.

The Last Summer cast

KJ Apa as Griffin

Maia Mitchell as Phoebe

Jacob Latimore as Alec

Halston Sage as Erin

Sosie Bacon as Audrey

Wolfgang Novogratz as Foster

Gabrielle Anwar as Griffin's Mom

Ed Quinn as Griffin's Dad

Jacob McCarthy as Chad

Mario Revolori as Reece

Gage Golightly as Paige

Norman Johnson, Jr. as Mason

Tyler Posey as Ricky

Audrey Grace Marshall as Lilah

Greer Grammer as Christine Purdy

Jackie Sandler as Tracey

Brenna Sherman as Sierra

Gabriel Minnow Vigliotti as Zachary

Ryan Hill as Garrett

Film details:

IMDb score: 5.6

Age restriction: TV-14

Runtime: 1h 49m

Director: William Bindley

Producer: Mike Karz, William Blindley and Wayne Rice

Writer: Scott and William Bindley

Always Be My Maybe

Ali Wong, Randall Park and Keanu Reeves team up in Always Be My Maybe. This one only lands on Netflix on 31 May but let's tease you with the trailer in the meantime.

The film is a tale of childhood sweethearts who have a falling out and don't speak for 15 years. They reconnect as adults and all the old sparks are still there, but can they adapt to each other's world?

Always Be My Maybe cast

Ali Wong as Sasha

Randall Park as Marcus Kim

Keanu Reeves

Ashley Liao as Young Sasha

Michelle Buteau as Veronica

Karen Holness as Kathy

James Saito as Harry

Sasha Rojen as a younger Veronica

Film details:

IMDb score: n/a

Age restriction: PG-13

Runtime: 1h 41m

Director: Nahnatchka Khan

Producer: Nathan Kahane, Randall Park, Erin Westerman, and Ali Wong

Writer: Ali Wong, Randall Park and Michael Golamco

Set it Up

Directed by Claire Scanlon, written by Katie Silberman and starring Lucy Liu, Zoey Deutch, and Taye Diggs - you simply can't go wrong with this one.

The film follows 25-year-old Harper, an assistant to the editor of a journalism empire. There she meets 28-year-old Charlie, an assistant to a high-strung venture capitalist.

During an evening out, the two corporate executive assistants hatch a plan to match-make their two bosses. Prepare for plenty laughs.

Also read - You vs Wild: Netflix latest interactive offering

Set It Up cast

Zoey Deutch as Harper Moore

Glen Powell as Charlie Young

Lucy Liu as Kirsten Stevens

Taye Diggs as Richard Rick Otis

Joan Smalls as Suze

Meredith Hagner as Becca

Pete Davidson as Duncan

Jon Rudnitsky as Mike

Titus Burgess as Creepy Tim

Noah Robbins as Intern Bo

Jaboukie Young-Whi
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