Netflix announced on Tuesday that the writer-director Nancy Meyers—the visionary behind something must give, It is complicated, and other brilliant rom-coms – will make a new movie for the streamer. What could this secret project be? We have proposed five possibilities.
We’ll always have Paris
When famed cookbook publisher Delia St. James (Annette Bening) is going to Paris in February 2020, she thinks it’s just for a short trip to meet a potential author, millennial French culinary maverick Angeline Tournay (Titaniumit’s Agatha Roussel). But when the pandemic halts all travel, Delia is stuck indefinitely. Which brings her to a crazy idea: what if she stays in Paris forever? Much to Delia’s surprise, she soon finds herself dependent on the company of Angeline and her incredibly chic and annoying group of international friends: art dealers, fashionistas and activists who seem to speak an entirely different language. – other than French, that is. Over the months, then years, Delia realizes that you are never too old to reinvent yourself or for romance. With Jean Reno as Leo, an Airbus executive facing an uncertain future; Lauren Weedman as Delia’s sassy younger sister, Marla; Sarita Choudhury as Delia’s best friend back home who comes for a visit; and a cast of sexy stars from around the world, We’ll always have Paris is a comedy about stopping, then restarting.
Cassie Archer, successful hotel lobby designer (Angela Bassette) seems to have it all: the perfect Spanish Colonial home in West Palm Beach; a passionate and recently retired husband, Paul (Laurence Fishburne); and two wonderful children (Kelvin Harrison Jr. and Zazie Beetz) who have their own flourishing careers. But then Paul announces that he has fallen in love with a masseuse, Aylisin (Noemie Harris), whom he met on a fishing trip to the Cayman Islands, and wants a divorce. Paul says he hasn’t been happy in years, and much to Cassie’s horror, their children seem to be on his side. Rocked by these sudden life changes and in need of new sets, Cassie takes a design job at a rebranding tony Aspen resort, trading sand for snow with her best friend Marianna (Sonia Braga) in tow. Cassie digs into her work while meeting cute, or something close to cute, with a faded ski bum, Alan (Pierce Brosnan), who also happens to be the largest landowner in the region. It all makes for a perfectly entertaining getaway, until Paul and Aylisin and the kids show up to try to patch things up and prove to Cassie that they can somehow make this newly fractured family work. Departure is a seductive romantic comedy about falling, then on skis.
Julia Young (michelle yeo) is satisfied with her organized and methodical life. She’s an in-demand psychoanalyst who treats the neurotic minds of San Francisco, sometimes from her opulent Marin County home, other times from her earth-toned office in the city. When a former client became her best friend, Claire (Susan Sarandon), invites her for a weekend in the fabulous Sonoma vineyard that Claire owns, Julia gladly accepts. Widowed, Julia sees her children every two months when they are in town, but otherwise lives a fairly solitary existence – less, of course, when she sees her patients. So she’s happy to hang out with a dear old friend, drinking the vineyard’s signature Chardonnay.
A wedding happens to be taking place in the vineyard between another of Julia’s former clients, zillionaire entrepreneur Jake Frist (Richard Madden), and film actor Alton Scott (colton haynes). When Julia is in the tasting room having a nightcap, trying not to interrupt the wedding, she inadvertently catches Alton’s tasteful bouquet of sage and eucalyptus. Julia knows that doesn’t mean she’ll be the next to get married. such an idea is laughable. But Jake, Alton and Claire feel differently, naming themselves his matchmakers in San Francisco, Los Angeles and California’s wine country. Outwardly embarrassed but secretly intrigued by the idea of a destined romance, Julia agrees to their plans to settle down, meeting a host of men from Ken Watanabesuave tech investor Hinata Miyazaki for Russell Croweis Jan Taggart, a winemaker from Sonoma. Will a tangy romance blossom, or will Julia’s love affairs fail to stimulate her palette? Find out in this delicious comedy, crunchy and dry with some tangy notes.
The path of the primrose
Veteran producer Felicia Martin (Emma Thompson) is on top of the world. Renovations to her gorgeous Primrose Hill home are finally complete, the penultimate series of her hit romance Exley Gate just premiered to rave reviews, and she’s about to finally start working on her lifelong passion project: a hugely ambitious stage adaptation of Middle-walk. But suddenly, a scandal involving Jack West (Jacob Elordi), the beautiful young American star of Exley Gate, sends Felicia in shock. Worst of all, Jack begs Felicia to let him stay at her house while the tabloid fury dies down. Type-A Felicia and the vain mess that is Jack clash at first, but gradually settle into a suspicious friendship. Until Jack flirts with Felicia’s daughter, Cambridge student Poppy (Jade Alleyne), while the three are vacationing at Felicia’s vacation home in the Lake District. Can Felicia help her wayward star become a better man, while keeping that man away from his only daughter? And what about Rafe Moore (Jude’s Law), the tenacious talent agent who seems interested in more than just introducing his clients to Felicia? The path of the primrose is a very British and somewhat bawdy comedy about the parts of life that simply cannot be produced, no matter how hard a six-time BAFTA winner tries.
Once upon a time there was a man
Renowned exterior designer Macy Sharp (Amy Adams) – who loves blue hydrangeas and weathered shingle siding – has her life as orderly as any of her beautiful gardens. Divorced, she spends her summers in a Maine cottage with stunning sea views and enjoys verdant autumns and cozy winters in her meticulously restored Beacon Hill townhouse. But when his old friend from college, Columbia sex studies professor Nate Wright (Matt Bomer), asks her if she will agree to work on his summer residence in Nantucket, she gladly accepts a small interruption. Nate was recently dumped by her husband, British architect Arthur Conrad (Luke Evans), and Macy’s expecting a week of consolation, catching up, and planting flowerbeds. But after a little too much darkness and storms one night, Nate takes a step towards Macy. She is shocked. Isn’t he gay? Nate explains that he recently realized that not only is he bisexual, but he’s had a crush on Macy since their school days. Does Macy feel the same? She’ll attempt to navigate the murky waters of modern dating in this bubbly summertime comedy, starring Lily Tomlin as Nate’s crafty mother, Cecilia, and Oscar Isaac as handsome (and pansexual) local carpenter Griffin Ashe.
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