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When We First Met (2018)

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Noah meets Avery at a Halloween party and falls in love but gets friend-zoned. 3 years later, she's engaged to someone else. Noah returns in a time machine to fix things.

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Ari Sandel
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Devine ... Noah
Alexandra Daddario ... Avery
Shelley Hennig ... Carrie
Andrew Bachelor ... Max
Robbie Amell ... Ethan
Dean J. West ... Phil (as Dean West)
Tony Cavalero ... Angus Young
Delfeayo Marsalis Delfeayo Marsalis ... Danny
Chris Wylde ... Mr. Costigan
Daryn Kahn ... Drunk Hulk (as Daryn Khan)
Peter Jaymes Jr. ... Chad (as Peter Jaymes)
Martin Bats Bradford ... Devon (as Martin Bradford)
Noureen DeWulf ... Margo
Chelsea Bruland ... Mary
Adam Henslee ... Amos
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Storyline

Noah thinks he has the perfect first night with Avery, the girl of his dreams, but gets relegated to the friend zone. He spends the next three years wondering what went wrong - until he gets the unexpected chance to travel back in time and change that night - and his fate - over and over again.

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All he needs is a second chance to be her first choice.


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Due to scheduling conflicts, Alexandra only filmed for 2 weeks, as she had to shoot We Have Always Lived in the Castle (2018)] afterwards. To accommodate this, there was a lot of night shoots that went for 16-plus hours to film all the Halloween party scenes. See more »

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When Noah and Carrie are getting coffee, Noah's glass level goes up and down repeatedly and sometimes the whipped cream is completely gone only to return again. See more »

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Noah Ashby: I'm talking about fate.
Max: Fate is a tricky lady. When you try to figure her out, you just get more confused. Listen, all I know is the mistakes I've made, and the ladies I've laid have made me who I am today. If I were to go back and relive it differently, I wouldn't be me. And I like me.
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References Wayne's World (1992) See more »

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You're So Dramatic
Written by Fred Kron (as Frederick Jason Kron)
Performed by Fred Kron, Tal Bergman and Reggie McBride
Courtesy of APM Custom
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When We First Met (2018)
11 February 2018 | by rockman182See all my reviews

I have a strong eh feeling for "Netflix original films", some impress most fall flat. The original shows are good, most of the films feel like direct to video and its easy to see why the films don't come to theaters. I had some real hesitation checking When We First Met for two reasons. One, I didn't take confidence in seeing Adam Devine (who is decent in doses) as a leading man. Second, I found the time loop/reliving the same day storyline a little stale since there's been some recent frequent takes on it. Oddly and surprisingly, I had a good time with this one.

The film is about a man named Noah (Devine), who meets the girl of his dreams at a Halloween Party. Three years pass and he has to watch her get engaged to another man. He soon discovers that returning to a photo booth at a jazz bar allows him to travel back in time and relive that Halloween and change his future. Naturally, things go wrong as he tries to woo the girl that he wants most and we get a nice laugh out of Noah's trials and tribulations.

The film had a few funny moments. Some of them caused me to laugh out loud. Devine really worked as a leading man, a lot of the funny would not have been possible with out his unique delivery. The time loop nature of the film wasn't so annoying. I mean, there were times where I felt the story dragged out but it wasn't so easy to predict how Noah was going to get the right formula to end up with the girl he loves. Overall, I can't deny that I was interested the whole way through.

I do have a criticism that is kind of unrelated to the film. Why are internet stars like Andre Bachelor (who got famous off of vines) in so many movies now? I saw him do one with Logan Paul ffs. Yeah, lets keep it it real actors please. A fun time overall, I want to see Netflix bring more quality programming and not some hot garbage (Cloverfield Paradox, I'm looking at you).

7/10


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9 February 2018 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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