Sony to Release Rom-Com ‘Anyone But You’ on Disc March 12

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release the romantic comedy Anyone But You on Blu-ray Disc and DVD March 12. 

The film, which has earned $207.6 million at the global box office, has been available for digital purchase since Feb. 20.

In the rom-com, Bea (Sydney Sweeney) and Ben (Glen Powell) look like the perfect couple, but after an amazing first date something happens that turns their fiery hot attraction ice cold — until they find themselves unexpectedly thrust together at a destination wedding in Australia. So they do what any two mature adults would do: pretend to be a couple.

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Special features include “He Said She Said”; “Everyone Down Under”; outtakes and bloopers; deleted scenes; “ASMR Pickup Lines”; and “Aussie Snacks.”

Sci-Fi Rom-Com ‘Molli and Max in the Future’ Headed to Theaters Feb. 9 From Level 33

Level 33 Entertainment will release the sci-fi fantasy rom-com Molli and Max in the Future in theaters on Feb. 9.

A sci-fi rom-com about a man and woman whose orbits repeatedly collide over the course of 12 years, four planets, three dimensions and one space cult, Molli and Max in the Future takes the character-driven romance of When Harry Met Sally and combines it with an eclectic sci-fi universe like “Futurama.” Classic practical effects combined with cutting edge technology create Molli and Max’s unique universe.

Directed by Michael Lukk Litwak, the film stars Zosia Mamet, Aristotle Athari, Erin Darke, Okieriete Onaodowan, Arturo Castro, Paloma Garcia-Lee, Aparna Nacherla, Grace Kuhlenschmidt, Matteo Lane, Michael Chernus and Danny Burstein.

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Molli and Max in the Future premiered at SXSW 2023 and won the Jury Award Best Film at the Fantaspoa International Fantastic Film Festival; the Lost Weekend Award Best Story at the Film Club’s The Lost Weekend; the Prix D’or Best of Fest at the Lower East Side Film Festival; and the Grand Jury Prize Best Narrative Feature at the Oak Cliff Film Festival. It was nominated at SXSW for the Adam Yauch Hörnblowér Award and for the American Independent Award Best Feature Film at the Denver International Film Festival.

Netflix to Bow Lena Dunham-Created Rom-Com Series ‘Too Much’

Netflix has announced “Too Much,” a new romantic comedy series created by writer, director, producer and actor Lena Dunham (“Girls,” Catherine Called Birdy) and her husband Luis Felber.

The series follows Jessica, a New York workaholic in her mid-thirties, reeling from a broken relationship that she thought would last forever and slowly isolating from everyone she knows. When every block in New York tells a story of her own bad behavior, the only solution is to take a job in London, where she plans to live a life of solitude like a Bronte sister. But when she meets Felix — who is less Hugh Grant in Notting Hill and more Hugh Grant’s drunken roommate — she finds that their unusual connection is impossible to ignore, even as it creates more problems than it solves.

From the creator of “Girls” and the producers of Love Actually, “Too Much” will star Megan Stalter (Hacks) in the lead role of Jessica and Will Sharpe (“The White Lotus”) as Felix.

The series will be produced by Working Title Television, which is part of Universal International Studios, and Lena Dunham’s Good Thing Going. The series will also feature original music from Luis Felber.

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“This is a show that is very close to my heart — created with my husband Luis, cast with my favorite actors — the geniuses that are Meg and Will, along with a bevy of friends — and partnering again with Working Title, who are behind the romantic comedies that formed me,” Dunham said in a statement. “Netflix has been so deeply supportive of the vision, which is to create a romantic comedy that makes us root for love, brings joy but also has the jagged edges of life.”

Production will begin in the United Kingdom in 2024.

Meg Ryan Rom-Com ‘What Happens Later’ Due on DVD and Blu-ray Dec. 19 From Decal and Distribution Solutions

Distribution Solutions will bow Decal Releasing’s romantic comedy What Happens Later on Blu-ray Disc and DVD Dec. 19.

In the film, ex-lovers reunite when they both become stranded in an airport overnight. They find themselves drawn together to revisit their past to discuss what could have been and what may happen in the future.

Directed and co-written by Meg Ryan, the film stars Ryan (When Harry Met Sally, You’ve Got Mail, Sleepless in Seattle) and David Duchovney (“The X-Files” TV series, “Californication TV series, and “Aquarius” TV series) and is based on the play Shooting Star by Steven Dietz.

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Premiere Digital Bowing Rom-Com Satire ‘Love Virtually’ on Digital and On Demand Nov. 7

Premiere Digital will release Love Virtually — described as a retro future satirical rom-com for the Metaverse era — on digital and via on demand Nov. 7.

In the film, the Metaverse has become widely adopted, and four couples go to ridiculous lengths to find true love in a virtual world. Blending live action and 3D animation as it explores and exposes the absurd reality of the virtual world and where we are heading, the film probes questions such as: How does a celebrity find someone who loves them for their true selves? Is it cheating if it’s in VR? And, Is it cheating if it’s with an AI?

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Love Virtually stars Cheri Oteri, Paul F. Tompkins, Peter Gilroy, Ryan O’Flanagan, Adam Ray, Nikki Howard, Tom Virtue, Paige Mobley, Vincent Washington, Ksenia Valenti, Harper Frawley, L.E. Staiman and Stephen Tobolowsky.

 

Netflix Prepping New Holiday Rom-Com ‘Meet Me Next Christmas’

On the heels of its holiday rom-com Falling for Christmas, starring Lindsay Lohan, Netflix is prepping another Christmas-themed romantic comedy starring Christina Milian — Meet Me Next Christmas.

In addition to Milian (Falling Inn Love, Resort to Love, Step Up: High Water), the film stars Devale Ellis (“Sistas,” “Zatima,” The Perfect Find), Kofi Siriboe (“Queen Sugar,” “Insecure”), Kalen Allen (An American Pickle, “With Love”), and the a cappella group Pentatonix, Mitch Grassi, Scott Hoying,  Kirstin Maldonado,  Kevin Olusola and Matt Sallee.

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In Meet Me Next Christmas, in pursuit of a fairytale romance with the man of her dreams, Layla must race through New York City to get her hands on the hottest ticket in town: the sold out Pentatonix Christmas Eve Concert.

Milian will also executive produce the film, which is scheduled to start production this week.

Rom-Com ‘Rosaline’ Available to Stream on Disney+ Feb. 10-15 for Valentine’s Day

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, Disney+ will offer its U.S. subscribers the romantic comedy Rosaline to stream for a limited time only Feb. 10-15.

The 20th Century Studios film originally debuted on Hulu last October.

Starring Kaitlyn Dever, Isabela Merced, Kyle Allen and Sean Teale, with Minnie Driver and Bradley Whitford, the film is a fresh, comedic twist on Shakespeare’s classic love story Romeo & Juliet, told from the perspective of Juliet’s cousin Rosaline (Dever), who also happens to be Romeo’s recent love interest. Heartbroken when Romeo (Allen) meets Juliet (Merced) and begins to pursue her, Rosaline schemes to foil the famous romance and win back her guy.

Subscribers can find additional love stories in the Valentine’s Day collection on Disney+.

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Paramount+ Debuts Romance Collection for Valentine’s Day

Paramount+ has debuted “Peak Romance,” a new seasonal collection featuring more than 200 romance-themed movies and seasonal series episodes.

Released in time for Valentine’s Day, the library includes a curated assortment of love stories spanning from tales of modern love and popular rom-coms to nostalgic ’90s films and twisted romances.

The upcoming new rom-com At Midnight, premiering exclusively on Paramount+ Feb. 10, will join the collection as well as a special Valentine’s Day episode of “Ghosts” Feb. 16.

At Midnight centers on Alejandro (Diego Boneta, Father of the Bride), a hotel manager, and Sophie (Monica Barbaro, Top Gun: Maverick), a movie star. He’s focused on opening his own hotel; she’s trying to concentrate on her new superhero film. When Sophie catches her co-star and boyfriend (Anders Holm) cheating, fate strikes when the shoot brings them all to Alejandro’s hotel in Mexico. Despite their radically different lives, Alejandro and Sophie begin to secretly meet at midnight. 

The romantic episode of the CBS Original series “Ghosts” is called “A Date to Remember.” In the episode, Sam and Jay help Thorfinn create a perfect first date with Flower.

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The collection includes more than 10 carousels:

  • “Classic Romance,” which includes the movies Grease, Dirty Dancing, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, The Great Gatsby (1974), Funny Face and Some Like It Hot;
  • “’90s Love or Something Like It,” which includes Clueless, Runaway Bride, Shakespeare in Love, Almost Famous, Home for the Holidays and Soapdish;
  • “2000s Rom-Coms,” which includes How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Mean Girls, The Wedding Planner, Save the Last Dance, No Strings Attached and She’s the Man
  • “Modern Love,” which includes movies such as The Lost City, Licorice Pizza, Elizabethtown and Last Holiday and shows such as “Bob Hearts Abishola” and “The Neighborhood”;
  • “Twisted Romance,” which includes movies and shows that explore the darker side of love such as Significant Other, Basic Instinct, House of Gucci, “Why Women Kill” and Vanilla Sky;
  • “LOL (Lots of Love),” with comedic Valentine’s-themed episodes from shows including “Frasier,” “Drunk History,” “Workaholics,” “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” and “I Love Lucy”;
  • “From Showtime With Love,” which features content for Paramount+ with Showtime bundle subscribers such as Fatal Attraction, The Holiday, “The Twilight Saga,” “The Chi,” “George & Tammy,” Moonstruck, Midsommar and Like Water for Chocolate;
  • “Heartthrobs & Heartbreak,” with unscripted dramas including “Are You the One?,” “All Star Shore,” “Love & Hip Hop,” “The Real World,” “The Real Love Boast” and “Catfish: Trolls”;
  • “Valentine’s Yay!,” with episodes for kids from such shows as “Hey Arnold!,” “Rugrats,” “Peppa Pig,” “Blue’s Clues,” “Paw Patrol,” “Big Nate,” and “Spongebob Squarepants”;
  • “Swoon-Worthy,” with romantic dramas and period stories including If Beale Street Could Talk, The Cider House Rules, Becoming Jane, A Walk on the Moon, Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre
  • “Offbeat Relationships,” with quirky love stories such as Edward Scissorhands, Superstar, The Switch, Heaven Can Wait, Election, Love Sick and A Night at the Roxbury

 

In addition, “The Price Is Right at Night” will feature the episode “Date Night” (Feb. 22) featuring couples getting a chance to win prizes including romantic getaways for two. 

‘Ticket to Paradise’ Available for Non-Premium Digital Purchase and Streaming Dec. 9, on Disc Dec. 13

The rom-com Ticket to Paradise will be available for regular (not premium) digital purchase Dec. 9, and on Blu-ray and DVD Dec. 13 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

The film will also be available to stream on Peacock Dec. 9.

Ticket to Paradise stars Academy Award winners Julia Roberts and George Clooney as exes who find themselves on a shared mission: to stop their lovestruck daughter from making the same mistake they once made.

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Special features on DVD, Blu-ray and digital include:

  • “Return of the Dynamic Duo,” a  featurette celebrating the big screen return of Roberts and Clooney;
  • “Destination Wedding,” about the details of the wedding in the film;
  • “Production in Paradise,” about everything from Balinese marriage customs to filming in the Whitsundays; and
  • “Keep a Straight Face,” featuring real life pals Kaitlyn Dever and Billie Lourd as they try not to distract each other while filming.

Gay Rom-Com ‘Bros’ Headed to Digital, Blu-ray and DVD Nov. 22

The gay rom-com Bros will be available to own on digital, Blu-ray and DVD Nov. 22 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
 
Four-time Emmy nominee Billy Eichner (“Billy on the Street”) stars in the feature from filmmakers Nick Stroller (“Neighbors” franchise, Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and Judd Apatow (The King of Staten Island, Trainwreck). The comedy follows two gay men and explores how hard it is to find another tolerable human being to go through life with.

Bonus features include deleted scenes, a gag reel, and behind-the-scenes featurettes with the cast and crew.

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