Your Place or Mine movie review: A charming romantic comedy

Your Place or Mine (2023). Reese Witherspoon as Debbie Dunn, Ashton Kutcher as Peter. Cr. Netflix
Your Place or Mine (2023). Reese Witherspoon as Debbie Dunn, Ashton Kutcher as Peter. Cr. Netflix /

Love is in the air as we head into Valentine’s Day weekend. Netflix is trying to get your attention with its brand new romantic comedy starring two veteran rom-com actors in Your Place or Mine. Is the movie worth checking out? Let’s dive in.

Your Place or Mine follows the story of two best friends whose lives went two separate ways. When they are on the verge of coming together, something happens to lead to one of them volunteering to watch the other kid. The film was written and directed by Aline Brosh McKenna and stars Ashton Kutcher and Reese Witherspoon.

It’s 2003, and we meet Debbie and Peter, who are on the verge of sleeping together. Now, we fast forward twenty years, and the two of them are sleeping in bed in what looks like at first together, and Debbie tells Peter happy birthday. However, Debbie is in LA, Zen is in New York, and they are on the phone. So, after a cute back-and-forth banter between the two, they head to their respective day.

Well, Debbie, after many years, finally made a plan to visit Peter in New York, but her sister let her down and bailed last minute. Peter wasn’t having that, so he called and said he would come to take care of her son, and she could fly to New York. Reluctant to do it, Peter convinces her it’ll be all okay, and she decides to do it. I mean, what’s the worst that can happen right?

Witherspoon and Kutcher make the perfect on-screen combo

When you watched the movie’s trailer, you had a good idea of what we would get, and the script has some of the typical beats that can be expected within this genre. That said, a few things made this film a little more fun than I expected. First, the relationship between Peter (Kutcher) and Jack was something I didn’t expect to flourish like it did to give us something heartfelt outside of the relationship between Peter and Debbie to root for. Then, Zen, a perfectly written off-the-wall character, provided this hilarious balance when some emotional beats hit.

Of course, the biggest reason this movie worked was Witherspoon and Kutcher. I forgot how much I missed Ashton Kutcher in movies. It’s been almost a decade since he has been a leading man, and my goodness, does that charm and humor that still hits home runs. He has the perfect charisma to make his character easy to love. He and Witherspoon are dynamic together, making the relationship between Debbie and Peter easy to root for throughout the film’s journey. I just love these two so much.

Overall, what a cute, charming little movie that is dropping during the perfect time of the year. Everyone will be looking for a film to watch with their significant other this weekend, and you won’t find a better one than Your Place or Mine. 

Your Place or Mine hits Netflix on Feb. 10, 2023. 

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