Someone Great review – a coming of age romcom centred around female friendships

The National Student

The romcom is having a bit of a renaissance. We may never return to the heady zenith of the early-to-mid 2000s, but streaming services are churning out their own takes on meet-cutes and makeover montages regardless.

The folk at Netflix HQ seem to have finally let their current teen movie muse Noah Centineo take a break from asking girls to prom and get back to being a discount Jaden Smith on Twitter. They’ve branched into pastures new; Someone Great is their latest offering.

Gina Rodriguez (of Jane the Virgin fame) is Jenny Young, a music journalist living in New York City; the film centres around her and her two best friends from college, Erin (DeWanda Wise) and Blair (Brittany Snow). Jenny is about to move across the country to San Francisco, putting several states between the trio. They’re all teetering on the edge of 30. Their relationship statuses are in flux. In a nutshell: the three of them are going through it.  

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