The Other Zoey

2023

Action / Comedy / Drama / Romance

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Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 80% · 15 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 80% · 250 ratings
IMDb Rating 5.9/10 10 9677 9.7K

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Top cast

Heather Graham as Paula
Josephine Langford as Zoey Miller
Drew Starkey as Zach MacLaren
Andie MacDowell as Connie MacLaren
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1 hr 31 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Imme-van-Gorp 6 / 10

Insane plot that doesn't make sense, but the opposites attract trope was cute with a very sweet love interest

Oh my gosh, Zach was absolutely ADORABLE. He's seriously one of the most endearing love interests I've seen in a romcom! However, I do wish we could have had more actual interactions between him and Zoey, cus right now their feelings felt a little bit random and pretty underdeveloped... Which is a shame cus I think their dynamic had a lot of potential, especially since I love the opposites attract trope.

P. S. The plot made zero sense. I mean, did she really just fall in love with some guy for saying he DOESN'T believe in love? And did she really think that the best way to start a relationship with him was by pretending to be his cousin's girlfriend?? Make it make sense, please.

Reviewed by tootwynn 7 / 10

Watchable

I am a total romantic comedy sucker, whilst at the same time, completely hating the relentless steretypes and tropes, and being sickened by the internalised misogynistic/ paternalistic biases usually on display. I am always on the lookout for a truly NEW romantic comedy. This movie isn't quite that, but I think it's trying to take a step in that direction.

The romantic set-up uses a ridiculous range of tropes; my MOST hated here being; a smart person making a series of stupid decisions. And kudos to the 'amnesia' trope. The choice of amnesia in particular was a clue that the writer was deliberately using obvious tropes in an attempt to subvert them. It does a good job of showing rather than explaining this, so at least it assumes the audience is smart.

Whilst it's generally inoffensive, it is never quite moving, either as comedy or drama. Still. It is trying to say something...maybe the very simple "Don't close yourself off from love". And the cast is diverse, very natural in their characterisations, and of course, very beautiful.

Though it's nothing challenging, it is enjoyable, and I think, can claim to be uncommon in its lack of implicit misogyny. Feel reassured it is watchable. Purely for entertainment.

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 3 / 10

her plan makes no sense

Zoey Miller (Josephine Langford) doesn't believe in romantic love and is working on her version of a dating app. She has a meet-cute with Zach MacLaren (Drew Starkey) and the rom-com tropes continue. He gets hit by a car and in a semi-conscious state, he assumes Zoey to be his girlfriend. In reality, he has a new girlfriend in aggressive soccer player Zoey. Zoey Miller is about to tell his parents when his cousin Miles Maclaren (Archie Renaux) shows up.

The first part reminds me a little of While You Were Sleeping. It's got a lot of different rom-coms being mixed together. I'm willing to go with this unusual premise until the family dinner. I don't understand her initial plan. It makes no sense. She wants to sweep Miles off his feet so that he would steal his brain-injured cousin's sweet girlfriend. That's a stupid plan. Even if it works, you've got a guy willing to steal a girlfriend from his brain-injured cousin. There is an easy writing fix. Tell everybody except Zach right from the start. Nobody wants to cause him more trauma so everybody keeps it a secret from him. That would make sense. This does not.

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