When We First Met (2018) - Rotten Tomatoes

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When We First Met (2018)




Critic Consensus: Much like its protagonist, When We First Met struggles in the cinematic "friend zone" -- and will face a slew of viewer breakups before finding much in the way of true love.

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Noah (Adam Devine) spends the perfect first night with Avery (Alexandra Daddario), 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 alter that night--and his fate--over and over again. Will Noah ever get it right? Directed by Ari Sandel (The DUFF) the film co-stars Shelley Hennig, Andrew Bachelor and Robbie Amell.

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Critic Reviews for When We First Met

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (3)

It'll take you roughly five minutes to realize that Noah is going about things the wrong way; it'll take him more than 90.

February 20, 2018 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…

It's like being at a crowded restaurant and eavesdropping on the same bad first date over and over and over again. You'd probably want to move tables.

February 9, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The potentially problematic premise is narrowly sidestepped because the film zigs when you expect it to zag... This watered-down rom-com doesn't fully deliver but it's a diverting twist on the genre nonetheless.

February 8, 2018 | Full Review…

How the movie plays with time and its different scenarios elevates it above your average laundry-folding, background noise rom-coms.

March 30, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Every tired rom-com checkbox is ticked, but this film still manages to feel fresh, is thoroughly delightful, and delivers pleasant, affable entertainment.

December 21, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

What's refreshing about When We First Met is that it comes with twists and heartfelt surprises.

August 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for When We First Met


This is absolutely not my sort of thing. I watched When We First Met because Alexandra Daddario is in it and that is the end of my reasoning. But I was actually pretty pleasantly surprised. Not enough to come away from the movie with a hearty, wide-net recommendation, but it did give a fix for a lot of the problems that I usually find inherent in American Romantic Comedies.

Gimly M.
Gimly M.

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Cute enough. I didn’t mind it till someone pointed out the main guy was trying to be a young Jack Black. Then it put me off slightly! But still an okay rom com.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

The time concept has been done over and over but this is still a very fun flick. The biggest issue the film has is the balancing of humour and romance, the filmmakers stay between the two. DeVine is the star here and the rest of the cast have very little to work with, films like this have supporting cast that are provided next to nothing. Netflix needs to be careful with the films they are purchasing as this was a very run of the mill film that was only purchased on the backend of DeVine's current exposure. A film to pass the time but nothing more. 28-03-2018.

Brendan O'Connor
Brendan O'Connor

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