Review: Anyone But You
Brendon Thorne

Review: Anyone But You

Anyone But You is anything but boring

Alexa, play “Unwritten” by Natasha Bedingfield. (Listen while reading)

I know you’ve all had the song “Unwritten” on repeat these past few weeks. Don’t lie about it, we have too. We can thank Anyone But You—the latest rom-com everyone’s been talking about—for bringing the 2004 hit back into our timelines. But Anyone But You has more to offer than just a catchy song—it’s the rom-com we’ve been waiting for. 

Let’s get straight into it. I think we can all agree that this is one of the sweetest, lighthearted rom-coms that we’ve seen in a while. And yes, we know nothing can beat the classic rom-coms like How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days or 10 Things I Hate About You, but this comes close.

The movie starts off with a classic meet-cute scenario at none other than a coffee shop. Initially, Bea—played by Sydney Sweeney—is refused the key to the shop’s bathroom. But that’s when Ben—played by Glen Powell—swoops in, pretending to be her husband since he was a paying customer. Don’t we all just love a man who will willingly lie for us without even knowing who we are? The kind gesture of handing over a bathroom pass, denied over and over again, just makes us smile. This may sound confusing, but trust us, watch it and you’ll understand completely.

There’s just something about Sweeney and Powell (Ben) that affects us like no one else. Their connection/chemistry is truly one of a kind, which keeps us wondering if there will ever be anything more between the actors. And we’re not the only ones. The internet has been all over the fact that Powell just recently ended things with his girlfriend. Apparently, their split had everything to do with long-distance and zero to do with Sydney, but their chemistry has everyone thinking otherwise. Yes, yes, Sweeney is still engaged, but us girls can dream. 

The obvious romance between Ben and Bea aside, Anyone But You is the perfect mix of every emotion. We went from laughing, to getting butterflies, to crying, and then laughing again. Let’s also talk about how Ben and Bea went from friends to enemies and ultimately ended up as an item. It took a long way to get there, but who can say no to someone who looks like that? (seriously? Especially when he has his own serenity song). When exes and families get involved in order for them to get together, what’s better than faking it and making them shut up about it. I think it’s safe to say “fake” relationships are never truly fake.

Overall, this movie truly warmed our hearts and made us question if we will ever find someone to love us like Ben loves Bea. As we watched the pair go from enemies to lovers, throughout it all, we all could tell Ben had a soft spot for Bea. The way he looks at her, and the snarky comments he makes will forever be in the back of our minds. This movie will forever be on our “watch again” list for many many years to come. 

If you haven’t seen Anyone But You, this is your sign. Or if you have seen it, it’s time to watch it again 🙂 

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