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Someone Great (2019)

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After a devastating break up on the eve of her cross-country move, Jenny enjoys one last NYC adventure with her two best pals. Someone Great is a romantic comedy about love, loss, growth and the everlasting bond of female friendship.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gina Rodriguez ... Jenny Young
LaKeith Stanfield ... Nate Davis
Brittany Snow ... Blair Helms
DeWanda Wise ... Erin Kennedy
Michelle Buteau ... Cynthia
Rebecca Naomi Jones ... Leah
Alex Moffat ... Will
Joe LoCicero ... Paul
Peter Vack ... Matt Lasher
Megan Haley ... Abby
Ben Sidell ... Gus
Jaboukie Young-White ... Mikey
Rosario Dawson ... Hannah Davis
RuPaul ... Hype
Kenneth De Abrew ... Dan
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Storyline

Aspiring music journalist Jenny (Gina Rodriguez) has just landed her dream job at an iconic magazine and is about to move to San Francisco. Rather than do long distance, her boyfriend of nine years (Lakeith Stanfield) decides to call it quits. To nurse her broken heart, Jenny gathers up her two best friends Erin (DeWanda Wise) and Blair (Brittany Snow) for one outrageous last adventure in New York City. From writer/director Jennifer Kaytin Robinson (creator of MTV's Sweet/Vicious) SOMEONE GREAT is a hilarious and heartfelt story of friendship, love, and what it means to let go of your twenties and enter adulthood. Written by Netflix

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Getting It. Together. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for drug content, drinking, sexual material and language throughout | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 April 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Gina Rodriguez (Jenny) and Rosario Dawson (Hannah) also worked together in several episodes of Jane the Virgin (2014). See more »

Goofs

At around 40:27 Hype is holding the joint when Erin says she has to go to the bathroom. Then 1 second later he tells her to give him the joint first, which she is now suddenly holding. See more »

Quotes

Jenny Young: Do you think I can have one more kiss? I'll find closure on your lips, and then I'll go. Maybe also one more breakfast, one more lunch, and one more dinner. I'll be full and happy and we can part. But in between meals, maybe we can lie in bed one more time. One more prolonged moment where time suspends indefinitely as I rest my head on your chest. My hope is if we add up the "one mores" they will equal a lifetime and I'll never have to get to the part where I let you go. But that's not real is ...
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Connections

References 30 Rock (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Your Best American Girl
Written by Mitski (as Mitsuki Laycock)
Performed by Mitski
Courtesy of Dead Oceans
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Buckle up, Buttercup. This one is an emotional roller coaster.
25 April 2019 | by sarahelainetrotterSee all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed Someone Great from start to finish. This movie really captures the emotional turmoil of both break-ups and transitioning from 20's to 30's. The chemistry between the actors, both romantically linked and platonic, was excellent. I was emotionally invested in the cornerstone relationship and keenly felt the highs and lows in their romance revisited through flashbacks. I was actually very impressed with how seamless the flashbacks felt. It was true to life, as far as when you see or hear something that brings a memory to mind. I felt Jenny's crippling sadness at the end of an era: her 20's in NYC, her comfortable proximity to her oldest friends, and the recent end of her long-term relationship. Her present is so comfortable and the future so uncertain. Her friends drop everything to be with her. They felt fully realized as characters and not just plot devices to help Jenny's story along. Even small side characters were really fleshed out. I laughed, I cried, I experienced a large portion of the emotional spectrum. This movie is one of the best I've seen in the vein of romance, in a very long time. It was a love letter to anyone who has had to face major life changes and struggled to cope. I really enjoyed it and it will probably be a movie I revisit regularly.


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