Zoey Germany only starring in a proper romantic comedy—unless you factor in the fleeting romance at the end by Richard Linklater Everyone wants some!!—no doubt, this is a complete oversight of the film industry. Back in 2018 (scary half a decade ago), the bubbly actress appeared in Set itAn interesting story about Netflix’s enemy-turned-lover often appears on the best rom-com list. But after that, nothing. She starred in several comedies (Why Him? and No OK) —but no rom-coms.
Now, the drought is finally over. Zoey Deutch is back in the genre with Amazon Prime Video’s Something from Tiffanya holiday fun with an intriguing twist.
Not only did we get Zoey Deutch, but also Something from Tiffany touch rom-com monarchy through Jack Nicholson, also. no, the Something Gotta Cho actors who did not co-star in the movie. But his son, Ray Nicholson, appeared as the weary boyfriend Gary to Deutch’s Rachel Meyer. Gary arrives at Tiffany’s about a week before Christmas, hoping to win a little last-minute blue box for his girlfriend in lieu of a more thoughtful gift. Yes, the movie makes it seem like buying a $350 pair of earrings from Tiffany’s is a move that a negligent boyfriend could make.
While Gary forced the salesman to choose rivets for him, he put on a more thoughtful man’s shoulders—a real man. seeing at the stones, which seem to determine the quality of a boyfriend. Ethan (Kendrick Sampson) checks every gem at Tiffany’s SoHo with his young daughter Daisy (Leah Jeffries), in preparation to propose to his girlfriend Vanessa (Shay Mitchell) on Christmas Day. As both gentlemen exit the store, Gary is always rushing to run into Ethan as he races to catch the first cab. Instead, Gary is to hit by oncoming traffic and fell to the ground.
This happens within the first five minutes of the movie—at least Fall for Christmas waited 15 seconds before pushing Lindsay Lohan off the cliff! Like Lindsay in her Netflix series, Gary suffers from short-term memory loss following a car accident. Rachel runs to the hospital to see him, and when he wakes up, she meets the man who saved him: Ethan, with whom she has dazzling chemistry. Everything happened very quickly in the first 20 minutes of the match Something from Tiffanyconfused me a bit, but it was all so the movie could finally get to its premise—Tiffany’s two bags were swapped in the accident.
We’re getting close to Christmas and, you know—Gary’s memory hasn’t fully returned yet. He stops Rachel from making him a nice frittata (How dare he!) to get her to open the little blue box. Inside, on a tiny, plush Tiffany’s pillow, lay an engagement ring. Gary, still trying to recall what happened in that Tiffany’s store, insists this has been his plan for a long time. He can’t remember his proposal speech, but he pretends that he wants to marry poor Rachel. No, man! That’s not your ring! You’ve only been dating her for a year!
Across town, Ethan stuffed another small blue box into his girlfriend’s lap. But Vanessa didn’t get the ring—no, she got the $350 earrings Gary intended to buy for Rachel instead. Ethan turns out to be great and Vanessa doesn’t suspect any foul play with her gift, but how is he going to get that ring back? Now, his engagement ring slips onto the finger of his real soulmate, Rachel, who is with another man. After Gary’s accident and before the ring disaster, Rachel and Ethan fall in love. They grew closer together at the Bryant Park Christmas Market, flirting with failed life goals while munching on Rachel’s soft pastries. Their chemistry proves that the ring belongs to her finger—but now it’s bound by a marriage proposal from the wrong man.
What happens next, naturally, is a frantic race through New York City, as Ethan tries to locate the ring, proposes to the woman he truly loves, and begins to prepare for it. the wedding. Somehow, after all the holiday movies and romantic comedies that take place in New York, Something from Tiffany seeks to highlight the city’s festive bags that don’t often make it to the silver screen. A few trips to the holiday shops in Bryant Park, covered with snow and evergreen candles, will convince you that the magic of New York at Christmas doesn’t all end up in the landfill. of TikTok consumerism. It’s not all Fifth Avenue and 30 Rock.
Ethan’s frequent stops in Bryant Park were to visit Rachel, who ran a bakery – which we could also visit, decorated with glitter and menorahs to invite guests to eat. cornetto pastries during their Christmas shopping in Lower Manhattan. The food references make Something from Tiffany even better—if Zoey Deutch hadn’t wooed her new love, she’d have prepared an epic Christmas dinner of fresh bread, rosemary-roasted chicken, and avocado mashed potatoes while wearing a pcs Molly Baz t-shirt.
Something from Tiffany borrowed from ancient rom-com lore (lucky holiday, star-crossed lovers, and Zoey Deutch) to cram into a festive sock full of thrills. And who wouldn’t want to see Zoey Deutch in another rom-com? She’s an absolute treasure to watch in this film — which probably wouldn’t be without her — especially thanks to her jovial, constant, and cheerful quips about the relationship. Not Set itbut Something from Tiffany proves how much we need Zoey Deutch to revive the genre forever.