Sydney Sweeney’s ‘Anyone but You’ to land on Netflix
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Sydney Sweeney's 'Anyone but You' to land on Netflix

Anyone but You, the Will Gluck romantic comedy starring Sydney Sweeney and Glen Powell, is set to arrive on Netflix this spring.

The Shakespeare-inspired love story hit cinemas in North America late last year, before receiving an extended release last month. On a budget of just $25 million, it took in over $200 million at the box office. Now, the successful rom-com is set to stream on Netflix from April 23rd.

Borrowing from the premise of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, the film follows Sweeney and Powell as Bea and Ben, who embark upon a fake relationship. After meeting in a coffee shop, they spend a night together before a miscommunication causes their relationship to go awry. The pair meet again when Bea’s sister begins a relationship with Ben’s friend’s sister, and they eventually get engaged.

To evade their exes at the wedding, Bea and Ben put their differences aside and pretend to be dating. The faux affections between the pair gradually become more real, though continued misunderstandings slow down the progression of their relationship.

Alongside lead performances from Sweeney and Powell, Dermot Mulroney, Alexandra Shipp and Hadley Robinson take on supporting roles in the film.

Amidst romantic clichés and shots of Sydney Harbour, the movie may not have won over critics, but it certainly won over audiences. Calling back to beloved Shakespeare-inspired rom-coms like She’s The Man and 10 Things I Hate About You, it provided a fun and fresh take on the genre for a new audience.

The film has enjoyed far more success than Sweeney’s follow-up film, Madame Web, which has been mocked by critics and audiences following its release earlier this year. Despite having over double the budget of Anyone but You, the comic book adaptation took in just under $100 million at the box office.

Sweeney has responded to the failure of the film, acknowledging during a conversation with GQ that she saw the film as a “strategic business decision” to connect with Sony. “Because I did that,” she explained, “I was able to sell Anyone but You.” Like Madame Web, the rom-com was distributed by Sony.

The decision clearly paid off, as Sweeney has proven her place as a rom-com lead in Anyone but You. The film is sure to win over more audiences when it begins streaming on Netflix in April.

Revisit the trailer for Anyone but You below. The film arrives on Netflix on April 23rd.