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“Anyone but you” brings nostalgic rom-coms back

“Anyone but you” brings nostalgic rom-coms back
“Anyone but you” brings nostalgic rom-coms back

If someone’s in the mood for a funny and heartwarming movie, “Anyone But You” is the movie for them. A rom-com about two desperate adults in their 20’s with no clue for their future, who get stuck together in Australia will leave them laughing, crying, and wishing for a boyfriend all at once. 

“Anyone but You” starring Sydney Sweeney as Bea, and Glen Powell as Ben, explains how Bea and Ben met and hit it off but quickly realized that they were not made for each other. And of course, when they’re both invited to Australia for a wedding of a mutual friend, they are forced to spend a whole week together hating each other’s guts, just like two mature adults.

However, this movie turns into a heart-filled and uplifting story with two characters falling in love. 

One of the main responses from the public is that this movie finally feels like old rom-coms because of how romantic and funny it was. Because of the lack of quality rom coms like “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” or “13 Going on 30, “Anyone but You” gives that nostalgic feeling from the 2000’s.

Junior Phoebe Terner and senior Zoe Zwecher both claim that this movie reminded them of old rom-coms which is why they loved it so much. “It was definitely the best rom com I’ve seen in a while and reminded me of 2000s movies,” Terner said.

Sydney Sweeney and Glen Powell are two popular actors, which is a big reason people were so interested in “Anyone but You” when it was announced. Sweeney starred in Euphoria which was a huge hit amongst teenagers across the U.S. and Powell has starred in other famous movies such as “Top Gun” and rom-coms like “Set it Up”. This already gave both actors a huge fan base prior to the movie. 

The marketing for this movie was another reason “Anyone but You” was such a big hit. They both filmed many interviews before the release of the movie where they made it seem like they were together. Due to their die-hard fans, the public went crazy when Sweeney and Powell made it seem like they were together. 

They had so much chemistry and seemed so close, people became interested in their off-screen relationship, getting even more excited for this movie. 

The casting was great and you could tell the actors are either very close friends or actually had a genuine connection,” Terner said. 

The chemistry and humor in this movie is what people love so much. When feeling lonely, it’s a perfect feel-good movie, and perfect for couples, families, as well.

I would definitely recommend this movie to others because everyone who I spoke with about it loves it and is absolutely obsessed. Perfect for date night!” Terner said.

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Maya Gueguen, Arts Editor
Hi! My name is Maya Gueguen and I’m a junior at NVD. This is my second year taking Journalism. I run track and cross country and am so excited to be part of the school newspaper!
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