Ashton Kutcher and Reese Witherspoon Help Aline Brosh McKenna Solve Millennial Romance Problems in ‘Your House or Mine’
One of the best romantic comedies this year brings her Netflix with your house or mine, the return of Ashton Kutcher with Reese Witherspoon to support Aline Brosh McKenna, the writer of The Devil Wears Fashion, the biggest rom-com of all time according to critics, in her directorial debut. But a few years of that formula have passed, now how to reach the new generations?
Sensacine Latinoamérica spoke with the director to learn much more about this very nice film that, finally, comes to renew this type of film that had fallen into the same old stories, becoming a boring topic. However, now Aline (27 weddings) made a rather attractive moral out of a personal story: It’s never too late to fulfill your dreams. Age is just an absurd number.
Debbie (Witherspoon) and Peter (Kutcher) lend their houses and entrust their respective responsibilities for a week so she can get a transcript, while he tasks himself with using irresponsibility to give Deb’s son an air of freedom. Jesse Williams and Tig Notaro are part of this tremendous adventure that unleashes their true feelings for each other.
Is it different to talk about love addressing millennials than generation X?
“Ashton’s character has decided to put his dreams on hold, but not knowing which one he needs: one is the book, the other is Debbie, because they had such a beautiful past. That being said, it seems to me that it’s quite common for people from the generation finds it difficult to fulfill their dreamsthey must opt for one or the other,” said the screenwriter of Emma Stone’s Cruella.
During the development of the events, Peter eradicates the prison that Debbie’s son was used to by the maternal overprotectiona natural instinct that we have seen in many films of the genre or another style, a very close case, speaking of the same platform, Morticia (Catherine Zeta-Jones) with Merlina (Jenna Ortega), there is some concern about leaving the girl alone and I entrust to Dedos the mission of protecting her.
How good is irresponsibility in the new generation?
“Really what happens with him is that he feels the idea of feeling needed like never before, finding in Jack (Wesley Kimmel) the opportunity to be able to feel it, of course, to the extent that he allows it, and at the same time allows Peter to mature,” he said. When asked if that type of overprotection was part of the talks with Kutcher and Witherspoon, he said they talked more about the central theme of the film.
In this sense, we asked her if there came a time when she felt that it was already too late to direct her debut: “Motivation is universal, in the end we are all in the world to discover how many risks we are willing to take and I took mine,” he said. His next project will be with Witherspoon, perhaps Legally Blonde 3, one of the most anticipated sequels.