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"I WANT YOU BACK"
(2022) (Jenny Slate, Charlie Day) (R)


At-A-Glace Content Summary

Alcohol/Drugs Extreme
Blood/Gross Stuff Minor
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Heavy
Frightening/Tense Scenes Minor
Gun/Weapons None
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes Minor
Music (Scary/Tense) None
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Extreme
Sex/Nudity Extreme
Smoking Mild
Tense Family Scenes Mild
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Minor


QUICK TAKE:
Romantic Comedy: After being dumped by their significant others, a man and woman conspire to sabotage their ex's new relationships.
PLOT:

Emma (JENNY SLATE) is a 32-year-old orthodontic office receptionist who's shocked when her gym-owning boyfriend of the past eighteen months, Noah (SCOTT EASTWOOD), abruptly dumps her. It's even worse for Peter (CHARLIE DAY), a VP at a retirement home company whose live-in girlfriend of six years, middle school English teacher Anne (GINA RODRIGUEZ), similarly dumps him with no warning. He and Emma meet in a moment of self-pity in the building stairwell that connects their offices, and they decide to be there to support each other.

With both still wanting to get back with their exes, they concoct a plan to make Noah and Anne realize the error of their ways. Peter will join Noah's gym, befriend him, and convince the man that his new flame, pie shop owner Ginny (CLARK BACKO), isn't as good as Emma. Meanwhile, Emma plots to seduce Anne's new boyfriend and coworker, theater teacher Logan (MANNY JACINTO), and unintentionally ends up befriending 12-year-old Trevor (LUKE DAVID BLUMM) who's been forced to work on the school's production of "Little Shop of Horrors."

With the plan set in motion, Peter and Emma slowly begin to realize that the person best suited for them might be their partner in the dual break-up scheme.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
They might if they're into romantic comedies and/or are fans of anyone in the cast.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For language, sexual material, some drug use, and partial nudity.


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