Orla Smith’s review published on Letterboxd:
I'm always interested in films that take a unconventional look at platonic relationships versus romantic relationships, and what separates one from the other, and this film scratched that itch in a way I rarely see. It offers a lot of the warm fuzziness and comfort that the structure of a rom com provides. But the end goal is the sturdy bond of friendship, and romance is a distraction on the way to that goal.
I literally went crazy the other night when I found this infuriating Twitter convo (the original tweet is nice but MY GOD THE REPLIES). Full of people who seem to see friendship as a kind of annoyingly necessary stepping stone to romance. If you'd ditch someone just because they don't want to fuck you, did you actually like that person in the first place, or did you just want to possess them? But the overwhelming number of replies conveying that sentiment tell me that a LOT of people in our society are infected with a particular strain of brain worms.
Reading all the replies to that tweet made me think of this film and appreciate even more how it rebels against the norm of what relationships our society deems to be valuable.