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Hello, Goodbye and Everything in Between review – charming Netflix romance | Romantic movies

This summer is four years since Netflix released To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, a huge hit that created internal stars from the main roles Noah Centineo and Lana Condor, almost single-handedly cemented Netflix’s revival of the space com, and generated sweets. the film magic platform has been chasing since. The two franchise sequels and similar YA entries, such as this May’s Along for the Ride (written by To All The Boys writer Sofia Alvarez), have struggled to recapture the charm of the original, largely because the charm of nature cannot be produced .

Which makes it surprising, as someone who has seen many of these attempts, that Hello, Goodbye and Everything in Between, the latest Netflix YA summer romance from TATBILB producers and with TATBLIB veteran Jordan Fisher in the lead role, mostly delivers where the others has fallen short. The central romance clicks, the alchemy makes up more than the sum of the parts and the tight narrative goes into an airy 82 minutes. The script’s reference-heavy small talk, from Ben York Jones and Amy Reed based on the 2015 novel of the same name by Jennifer E Smith, is more than halfway credible. There are frustrating boundaries to the world the film depicts – affluent and ambitious suburbs, a very narrow and overrepresented part of the American teenage experience. But within the framework of this worldview, it reflects the intoxicating delusions and all-consuming neuroses of youth on the verge of change, mainly due to two very winning performances from Fisher and co-star Talia Ryder.

Fisher, also an executive producer, plays Aidan, the child of two doctors who are pressured to follow in their footsteps. In 10 convincing, impressively effective minutes, he falls for Ryder’s Clare, a high school divorcee and child of divorced girlfriends who has moved back after living elsewhere. They meet in November, and she claims she does not want a boyfriend when she starts college; they kiss anyway, and agree on free fall until the hard deadline for her departure. A montage from their first kiss through exams and other milestones (it’s nice, given Netflix’s relatively genderless handling of YA, having two characters repeatedly fall into an actual bed) crashes us in August, at the end of their planned break.

The rest of the film follows their latest, grandiose date, which of course ranges from a mutually agreed romantic farewell to the painful tangle of emotions Clare hoped to avoid. There is inevitable heartache and fear for the future, along with some B-plot hurdles from friends Scotty (Nico Haraga, playing essentially the same rock-y-boy with a heart of gold as in other teen movies Booksmart and Netflix’s Moxie) and Stella (Ayo) Edebiri, who plays a less mature version of his sardonic character on The Bear, this summer’s surprising TV hit).

Hello, Goodbye and Everything in Between, directed by Michael Lewen, doubles down on the TATBILB aesthetic – atmospheric pop music, skirts and crop tops, bottled chemistry buzzing with naturalistic ribbing, enviable homes in the Pacific Northwest, the ghost of distant elite colleges, a racially diverse cast, healthy parties where no one actually gets drunk. As with his relative, the film successfully addresses the emotional dissonance of being a teenager in the suburbs – chaotic and wildly intense emotions in a stable, fundamentally conservative environment.

Ryder, who impressed as a teenager and helped his cousin have an abortion outside the state in the grim indie drama Never Rarely Sometimes Always, makes Clare’s break plan seem less like a difficult plot unit and more like the genuine response of a person at once scared , confused and impressed with the future. Doe-eyed and almost trembling with emotion, she radiates inner tension and credibly contours very teenage logic – to confuse denying one’s feelings of maturity, to make the mistake of arbitrarily ending things for independence. Fisher, a more forced actress who plays a more suave character, still manages to match her naturalism. The two have a light intimacy; you never doubt that Clare and Aidan love each other, in an 18 year old way, and that way counts very much.

Hello, Goodbye and Everything in Between works because, not in spite of, this seriousness – as banal as it can be, as formal as beats sometimes is, as ridiculous as Clare and Aidan’s situation can sometimes seem, it never loses sight of that their feelings are. the case. The film never punctures the disinfected surface of its aesthetics, but it digs into the specific teenage delusion that you can avoid messy endings, that you can plunge into deep emotions and come out unscathed. That you can control emotions, that you can avoid getting hurt. It achieved what few of its peers have been able to: make me believe in a teenage romance, actually remember the confusion of growing up and feel happy with an ending that points to an open book future.

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