Amazon Prime has released its first romance movie of 2023 as Somebody I Used to Know, the movie is directed and written by Dave Franco. Her wife Alison Brie has co-written the scripts and is also starring in the film as a workaholic lady who reunites with her ex-boyfriend Sean.
Even though, you and me are obsessed with Hallmark rom-coms, this 2023 Prime Video original has something that you will not find in most movies. You can also call it as a mix of Hallmark feel good romance along with the showcase of female frontal nudility.
January was for the horror movies and February is for all the good romances. So, if you are exhausted watching the latest thrillers then you can count on to February. A real life couple has teamed up to brought a rom-com, he directs and she stars.
Where was Somebody I Used to Know filmed?
Amazon Studios announced on 29 Sep 2021 that the production of Dave Franco’s Somebody I Used to Know has begun in Portland, Oregon. On 8 Nov 2021, Brie shared on Instagram that the filming has been wrapped.
Most of the shooting was done inside Portland metropolitan area along with other cities like Estacada and Newberg. Production team setup a camp at the McMenamins Gearhaeart Hotel located at 1157 North Marion Avenue, Gearheart.
The cast members were spotted shooting some scenes in Leavenworth, Washington during the final days of filming. When Dave was asked regarding his filming choice about a small Bavarian town of Leavenworth in the US state of Washington.
He replied that one of his friend’s family has a house there and he went to her sister’s wedding in the same village. The place stuck with Dave and ultimately it become a perfect location for the shooting of the film.
Moreover, the cast was spotted at Blewett Brewing Company at 911 Commercial Street, Rhein Haus Leavenworth at 707 US Route 2 unit f, and Munchen Haus at 709 Front Street, Post Office Saloon at 213 9th Street, Woodward Street, and Benton Street.
Who’s in the cast of Somebody I Used to Know?
- Alison Brie as Ally
- Jay Ellis as Sean
- Kiersey Clemons as Cassidy
- Ayden Mayeri As Kayla
- Danny Pudi As Benny
- Haley Joel Osment as Jeremy
- Julie Hagerty as Libby
- Olga Merediz as Joanne ‘JoJo’
- Marian Li as Cyrina (as Marian Li-Pino)
- Ted Rooney as Barry
- Rochelle Maria Muzquiz as Mel (as Rochelle Muzquiz)
- Loudon McCleery as Brad
- Amy Sedaris as Deedee
- Evan Jonigkeit as Chef Jamie
- Sam Richardson as Dar
- Jeb Berrier as Mike
- Zoe Chao as Ramona (as Zoë Chao)
- Kelvin Yu as Christian
- Leigh Guyer as Sheldon
- Fabi Reyna As Jules
- Phillip Ray Guevara as Ev
- Hannah Barefoot as Michelle
- T’ai Hartley as Matt Nolan
- Anaïs Genevieve as Roxy
- Janet Scanlon as Masseuse
- Jason Rouse as Crew Member
- Gouda as Harry the Cat
- Erika Vetter as Young Mom
- Nick Bryant as Young Dad
- Rachel Pate as Teresa
- Jeanine Jackson as Grace
- Krysta Kelley as Restaurant Patron
- Leland Heflin as Hotel Clerk
- Mark Pettet as Barry’s Brother
- Ryan Noël as River Bar guest
- Jessica Robins as Bar Patron
What is the plot of Somebody I Used to Know?
Somebody I Used to Know is the story of a workaholic woman named Ally who visits her hometown in search of peace but the wellness retreat backfires when she runs into the memories of her ex-boyfriend Sean. When Ally is about to fall in love with Sean again, she finds that the man is married to a younger woman named Cassidy that reminds of herself 10 years ago.