What constitutes the perfect partner? A time machine offers its user the chance to make a seemingly ideal companion in “Meet Cute.” The new film builds on common perceptions of rom-coms, giving the genre a distinctive sci-fi twist. Pete Davidson and Kaley Cuoco star as a couple relying on this surprising secret to dating success. Both leads have proven themselves with well-reviewed performances — Davidson in “The King of Staten Island” and Cuoco in “The Flight Attendant.” That recognition also pays off as they get executive producer credits on ‘Cute.’
Director Alex Lehmann, already known for helming films that delve into the quirks of human relationships, relayed his excitement about bringing Noga Pnueli’s screenplay to life. “If I had a time machine right now, I’d be torn. Do I skip ahead to our release date, or do I go back and relive the joy it was making this film? Lucky for me, it’s a decision I don’t get to make,” said Lehmann. “I’m excited for audiences to get swept away on this wild romantic ride exclusively on Peacock.”
The film’s official synopsis:
When Sheila and Gary meet, it’s love at first sight – until we realize their magical date wasn’t fate at all. Sheila’s got a time machine, and they’ve been falling in love over and over again. But when the perfect night is never quite enough, Sheila travels to Gary’s past to change him into the perfect man.
A new relationship gets help from an unusual source in “Meet Cute.” The Peacock original film debuts on the streaming service on September 21. Get your first look at the trailer below.