Your Place or Mine, based on Reese Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher as producers and director, appears to have all the necessary ingredients to succeed, and the recent box office success of Ticket to Paradise suggests a genre that hasn't gotten tired of fans yet.
Ticket to Paradise only received a 57% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and Your Place or Mine is on the verge of being rewritten.
Peter and Debbie, two long-distance best friends who end up moving houses for a week, are played by Kutcher and Witherspoon; the former to keep an eye on Debbie's teenage son while she pursues such a thing.
We're not sure how this one's logistics will unfold onscreen, but again, that seems to be the least of Your Place or Mine's worries.
Owen Gleiberman of Variety was left unimpressed by Netflix's latest comedy film offering, going as far as to refer to it as "two terrible movies in one," and even naming it "chintzy."
Pete Hammond of Deadline was a touch gentle, indicating that McKenna's overtly pleasant demeanor was likely a deliberate move (not to mention one that isn't uncommon in the genre), even if that particular goal doesn't result in anything particularly interesting.
Kate Erbland of IndieWire praised the film as predictable and forgettable, but also appreciated its sweetness, implying that it is likely the only thing fans of the genre would desire anyway.
One might wonder how far the romantic comedy genre can go without becoming The Lost City. Conversely, it's entirely possible that Your Place or Mine, rightly or wrongly, isn't a genre intended for pushing the limits.
Your Place or Mine is now available for Netflix subscribers.