SOMEBODY I USED TO KNOW has the rom-com hijinks of the movie MY BEST FRIEND’S WEDDING. It is built around the premise of how most of us create our lives around one thing. The writers continually bring this up in many forms and unique situations to make their point. 

Ally (Alison Brie) is at a crossroads with her life. She is quirky, opinionated, creative, and lost. Self-doubt and self-esteem are placed front and center, along with being comfortable within her own skin. Literally. This is all I can say except, “My, what gorgeous big eyes you have, Alison!” Her male counterpart Sean (Jay Ellis), is hunky and confused at times, as most men seem to be. The best part of the triangle is Cassidy (Kiersey Clemons). Her smile and energy lights up this entire film. 

SOMEBODY I USED TO KNOW leads viewers on a path of self-discovery through humor, catastrophes, and big “doe-eye” moments of silence. At times I think the comedic talent of Alison Brie was wasted. There was much piled on her shoulders, along with an unnecessary mother subplot. For me, this film is a “meh.” Watch it or not. It is cute, but it won’t lead you to enlightenment. 

SOMEBODY I USED TO KNOW is available to stream on Prime Video.

Esta Rosevear

Esta Rosevear has been a Theatre Arts teacher and director for 35+ years, published Children’s author of the Rebecca series, and is passionate about playing her violin, walking, gardening, and reading murder mysteries.

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