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Fans of De Vine’s exuberant brand of sarcasm might enjoy seeing his “scrunched, insecure Van Wilder” shtick take center stage, but the actor has done so much solid work (“Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates,” “Pitch Perfect”) that only the diehards should bother.For the rest of you, the movie probably won’t be able to survive the realization that Noah is so narcissistic that he’s wasting a golden opportunity to negate the last few years of our sick, sad world.Noah, distraught over watching his dream girl get away, gets drunk with her best friend, Carrie (“Unfriended” star Shelley Hennig), revisits the aforementioned photo booth, and wishes that he hadn’t screwed things up.Before you even have time to groan at the idea of a magical photo booth, Noah has already been transported back to the morning of October 31, 2014.“When We First Met” asks you to care about a character who travels back in time to 2014 and can only be bothered to care about his own dick.He doesn’t scream at the top of his lungs about Russia interfering with our elections; he doesn’t tell his friends to buy all the Bitcoin they can; he doesn’t even call Justin Timberlake and tell him to just, um, really think through his future choices.
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At a time when more traditional outfits like Disney and Warner Bros.
are distributing huge movies in small doses, it seemed unfathomable that a studio would be able to put out more than one new movie per week (even a studio that didn’t always have to deal with pesky industry headaches like shipping DCPs and informing customers that their movies exist).
A rusty vehicle for “Workaholics” star Adam De Vine, “When We First Met” is essentially “Groundhog Day,” but instead of being about a dude who’s stuck in time, it’s about a dude who’s stuck in… Movies take a while to make, so it’s hard to blame director Ari Sandel (“The Duff”) for not reading the room, but Netflix has already proven that it’s never too late to just throw in a Cloverfield monster whenever things aren’t working. Anyway, our story begins on November 1, 2017, when Noah Ashby (De Vine) shows up to Avery Martin’s (Alexandra Daddario) engagement party.
We’re led to believe that these two chipper kids are getting married to each other, a long flashback walking us through the night they first met.