Your Place or Mine (2023) – Detailed Romantic Movie Review

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The film “Your Place or Mine,” directed by Aline Brosh McKenna, marked her rise from the famous position of talented screenwriter to film director. This is a romantic love story about the complicated relationship between two close friends – Reese Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher – when they decide to swap their homes and lives for a week. Besides its outstanding strengths, this film also cannot avoid some notable weaknesses.


Excellent Actor

One of the biggest highlights of “Your Place or Mine” is its talented cast. Reese Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher showed excellent acting skills, especially in recreating their complicated relationship. The bond between them is shown naturally and sincerely, especially Witherspoon’s close friendship and love for her nephew in the film. The participation of Jesse Williams, Tig Notaro, Zoë Chao, Steve Zahn and Wesley Kimmel also deepened the story and created a rich film world.


Content of the movie “Your Place or Mine

The film’s content revolves around the complicated relationship between two close friends, Debbie (played by Reese Witherspoon) and Peter (played by Ashton Kutcher). Here is a summary of the film’s details:

The Past and the Beginning

The film opens in 2003 in Los Angeles, when Debbie and Peter have a love night and spend the night at her house.
Twenty years later, they still maintain a close friendship. Peter moved to New York and became a successful businessman, while Debbie remained in Los Angeles and worked as an accountant at her son Jack’s high school.

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 Change plan

– Debbie calls Peter on his birthday and they discuss her plans to go to New York to complete an accounting degree to get a better paying job.
– Scarlet, the actress girlfriend of Debbie’s ex-husband, plans to supervise Jack for a week but cancels when she gets the chance to play the part in Vancouver for two weeks.
– Peter, who recently broke up with his girlfriend and is unemployed, offers to go to Los Angeles to take care of Jack.

Change and development

– In California, Peter quickly notices how “too motherly” Debbie is and decides to help Jack relax.
– Peter gets skybox tickets for a Los Angeles Kings game and encourages Jack to invite two classmates, but things don’t go as planned.
Meanwhile, Debbie in New York takes an accounting course and meets Minka, Peter’s ex-girlfriend. Minka helps Debbie get the attention of Theo Martin, a book publisher. Minka also gave Debbie Peter’s unpublished manuscript.
– Peter and Jack grow closer and Peter convinces the hockey team coach to let Jack try.
Meanwhile, Debbie goes on a date with Theo, and they have a good night. However, an incident causes Peter to see them through a surveillance camera in Debbie’s apartment.

Final decisions and changes

– Debbie slipped on the remote camera in the apartment, causing Peter to witness the scene. Confused, he meets his ex-girlfriend but cannot relax with her. He realizes he loves Debbie.
– On Debbie’s last day in New York, she passes her accounting exam and accidentally discovers the secret that Peter has been keeping about her.
– In Los Angeles, Jack’s hockey practice was crazy but he got injured. Debbie calls Peter and is angry that he put Jack in a dangerous situation. She hurried back and asked Peter to leave before she returned.

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Happy ending

– Debbie and Peter meet at LAX airport and after a fierce argument, Peter confesses his deep feelings for her. They kissed passionately and then got married six months later. Peter became a published author and the family moved to California. Debbie works at an independent publishing house and Jack is on the hockey team.

Disadvantages and lack of newness

However, the film cannot avoid some disadvantages. Some negative comments about the relationship between Reese Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher have been made, saying that their chemistry is not deep and convincing enough. This combination may not achieve the strong chemistry that many love affairs require.

Furthermore, “Your Place or Mine” cannot avoid some familiar scenes and a story format that is not new. Many parts of the beat story follow the rules seen in many previous love films, which some viewers may find familiar and lacking in creativity.


Your Place or Mine” is an enjoyable love film with an excellent cast and some notable characterizations. Despite certain weaknesses, it is still worth a watch for those who love the genre and are looking for a cute and engaging love story.More information about the movie can be found here


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