What if you made a different choice? Would your life look any different now? This is a question that all of us are guilty of asking ourselves. And this is what forms the crux of Netflix’s latest drama, Look Both Ways. Riverdale’s Lili Reinhart steps out of her role of Betty to lead two different lives in a parallel universe in this movie. But is it worth your time? Let’s find out what the reviews have to say.
What is the movie about?
The Lili Reinhart starrer adds its own little twist to the concept of the multiverse to create a more relatable story that has far less CGI and zero celestial beings. It follows Natalie, who ends up sleeping with her platonic friend, Gabe. On the night of graduation, she does a pregnancy test. This is where the screen splits in two, and we see her life going in two different directions.
In one, the result is positive. She squashes her dreams, moves back to her parents with Gabe in the tow, and has the baby. In the alternate timeline, she doesn’t get pregnant and pursues a career in animation. She moves to LA and starts working at Tall Story, where she meets her handsome colleague, Jake, and they start seeing each other.
Who are the cast members?
The Wanuri Kahiu directed movie stars:
- Lili Reinhart (Riverdale)
- Danny Ramirez (Assassination Nation)
- David Corenswet (We Own This City)
- Luke Wilson (The Royal Tenenbaums)
- Nia Long (Big Momma’s House)
- Andrea Savage (I’m Sorry)
- Aisha Dae (The Bold Type)
- Taylor Murphy (Everybody Wants Some!!)
Reinhart has also donned and served as the executive producer for the flick along with Jessica Malanaphy.
Look Both Ways reviews
According to Decider, the movie is “charming, diverting featherweight stuff made ever-so-slightly better by its talented star.” Meanwhile, Time writes: “There’s a comforting idea at the heart of the ruminative romantic comedy Look Both Ways, a suggestion that no life choice is ever the wrong one—everything depends on what you do with that choice.” Firstpost says it’s “slight, simple and surprisingly perceptive.”
The reviews look decidedly positive. Adding to that, IMDb scored the film a 6.4 out of 10, while Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 50% rating. You can make your call based on that or take a look at what fans think of the movie.
What are the fans saying?
Like the critics, fans too find Look Both Ways to be a heartfelt and sweet film.
“Look both ways” on Netflix was so cute, the message is no matter what path you take or what life throws at you, you’re going to be okay 😭💗
— d 🇨🇴 (@dovelydiana) August 17, 2022
Just finished watching 'Look Both Ways'. A beautiful film about finding yourself and being ok no matter what life throws at you. I might have cried a little – hop over to netflix and join me! 🏻 #LookBothWays
— ida ♡ (@FinlandiatipuX) August 17, 2022
Look both ways on Netflix really has me in my feels. What’s meant for you will always find it’s way, someway or another
— Elisha Goodall-Walton (@GoodallElisha) August 17, 2022
“Look both ways” on Netflix was such a good movie to me. What’s meant to be will always find a way.
— Ashley Vasquez (@ashleyplusocho) August 18, 2022
Watched Look Both Ways just a couple of hours after it released on Netflix, because I'm a huge fan of Lili Reinhart! 😍😎🔥😁❤️ A very feel-good romantic dramedy and I enjoyed every minute of it! 😎🔥😁👌🏼 #LookBothWays @lilireinhart pic.twitter.com/xO5P8QmZxA
— Anurag Shetty (@anurag_shetty95) August 17, 2022
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