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I Want You Back actor Charlie Day talks about the lead role in the rom-com for the first time ever
Posted on February 11, 2022
Prepare for lots of laughs as Amazon Prime Video launched its romantic comedy I Want You Back on the service today. The film, starring Charlie Day and Jenny Slate in the lead, has been hailed by audiences and critics around the world for its lighthearted and fresh take on adult relationships.
The film tells the story of two strangers who, upon meeting, realize that they were dumped by their partners on the same day. The duo strike a deal to get back together with their respective exes when they realize their ex-partners have happily moved on. Speaking of the film’s story, Charlie Day says, “We make a deal, a very innocent deal at first that whenever we’re sad, we call each other instead of our exes. But then we redouble our efforts, realizing that we can use each other to break up our exes’ new relationships and get them back.
Charlie Day has starred in more than a dozen films, but I Want You Back marks his first romantic comedy. “I was thrilled to be in a rom-com because I’m such a big fan of a lot of them. I loved that script and the story structure and thought it would be a good thing to do. “to be a part of that. And it was exciting for me to play a more solid, balanced human being,” Charlie explains.
I Want You Back is directed by Jason Orley, known for his work such as Big Time Adolescence. While praising Jason, Charlie says, “I saw Big Time Adolescence and loved it. And I was blown away by Jason’s work on this film. He did a great job maintaining the tone, so we could do something really funny, but it still exists in the same movie where you also have very grounded emotional moments. I think he’s fantastic, and we’re going to see a lot of great movies from him.
I Want You Back stars Charlie Day with Jenny Slate, Scott Eastwood, Manny Jacinto, Chak Backo and Gina Rodrigues. Directed by Jason Orley, the film is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video.