With the title Love Wedding Repeat, you’ve probably already figured out the weird twist behind the Netflix rom-com led by Sam Claflin and Olivia Munn. Taking its cues from Edge of Tomorrow and Groundhog day, the film is definitely not your typical wedding comedy, and that may be part of this movie’s charm.
Without giving away too much about Netflix’s twisty romantic comedy, Claflin plays Jack, who tries to ensure his sister’s wedding goes off smoothly. Hijinks ensure when he encounters his ex, an uninvited guest, and the girl of his dreams, while experiencing “alternate versions” of the same day. Can Jack somehow make his sister’s special day go without a hitch while also finding happiness for himself?
The trailer keeps much of this stuff under wraps, which leaves me with questions about Jack. Is he really experiencing these branches from reality, or are they figments of his imagination? Glimpses into his heart’s desire? I’m curious to know more, so obviously someone is doing things right.
Dean Craig wrote the script and makes his directorial debut. He previously wrote Carrie Pilby and both versions of Death at a Funeral.
Also starring Eleanor Tomlinson, Freida Pinto, Yesterday standout Joel Fry, Allan Mustafa, Tim Key, and Jack Farthing, Love Wedding Repeat hits Netflix on April 10th.