MKI Distribution Services Peacock The first reviews for The Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco and comedian Pete Davidson’s new movie Meet Cute are in. The rom-com follows Sheila (Cuoco), a young woman who discovers that a tanning bed in a nail salon is a time machine and uses it to travel back 24 hours to relive the best date night of her life – that is until she decides that her boyfriend, Gary (Davidson), needs some fixing.
Unaware that meddling with the past could ruin the future, Sheila goes even further back in time to turn him into the perfect man. Now, the first reviews are in from critics and, so far, they’re decidedly mixed.
“As hard as Cuoco and Davidson try at chemistry and Cuoco, at least, seems to be really trying – this umpteenth spin on the Groundhog Day time loop is more irksome than endearing, cutesy than actually cute, a downward spiral of uncomfortably performed neuroticism that devolves into a borderline indefensible ending.”
New York Times
“[The story’s] logistical problems would be excusable if the romance at the centre of the movie were remotely compelling or if the jokes were actually funny.”
Chicago Sun Times
“Here we go again with the Peacock movie Meet Cute but the good news is that screenwriter Noga Pnueli, director Alex Lehmann and lead actors Kaley Cuoco and Pete Davidson have combined talents to deliver a smart, funny and at times truly poignant story.”
“Behind Meet Cute’s smart performances and effortless humor lies a bittersweet tale about the agony of choosing to live another day, of making decisions not knowing whether they’re the right ones.” Meet Cute premieres on September 21 on Peacock in the US. There is no release date for the UK yet.