When We First Met
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Los Angeles Times
This watered-down rom-com doesn't fully deliver but it's a diverting twist on the genre nonetheless.
Ultimately, no one could save the script by John Whittington, who relied so completely on his concept that he failed to write jokes or characters.
Devine, like Adam Sandler, has hitched his cinematic wagon to Netflix, and they have done likewise. But as ready as the Jack Black comparison (musical, plump, tries too hard) might be, it’s only mean because it’s accurate.
From the start, Whittington’s script lays everything out so schematically that there’s little reason to keep watching for the story.
New Orleans Times-Picayune
To be fair, though, even if all three actors had brought their A game, the half-baked story behind When We First Met is so formulaic and so uninspired that it would still be a forgettable film.
Neither romantic nor comedic, When We First Met is almost too vapid to be aggravating. After watching it, you might be tempted to hunt down a time-traveling photo booth of your own so that you can undo your mistake. Luckily, this movie is so shallow you probably won’t even remember it after you wake up tomorrow
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