Netflix's When We First Met Trailer Is Groundhog Day With Adam Devine

adam devine and alexandra daddario in when we first met

Adam Devine has been working with Netflix a lot of late. He has a movie spoof of the Die Hard movies coming with Game Over, Man! Now, Netflix has revealed the first trailer for When We First Met, which is the subscription streaming service's take on Groundhog Day, with a little romance and Adam Devine sprinkled in for good measure. You can check out the trailer for When We First Met, which also stars Alexandra Daddario, below.

In When We First Met, Adam Devine plays Noah Ashby, a young man who meets the girl of his dreams, Avery, and manages to charm her during their first night out. Unfortunately, that night also led to him being permanently friend-zoned, and a few years later Avery is set to marry another man. Saddened by the turn of events, the awkward Noah retraces his steps from that first night with Avery and finds himself in a photo booth that manages to transport him back in time.

Although there is some time travel involved here, the general gist is that Adam Devine's character will go on a Groundhog Day-type journey in order to figure out where he went wrong and how to maybe finally tell Avery she's the love of his life. Adam Devine is of course not the same type of comedian as Bill Murray, but he eschews the intense confidence of Pitch Perfect's Bumper here, instead favoring a really awkward dude. Someone you could totally see getting put in the friend zone. But don't they kind of make a cute couple?

Movies that nod at Groundhog Day have been fairly popular of late and When We First Met won't be the first to nod at the premise of the popular nineties movie. This past year, Blumhouse also created a horror movie that featured its own references to Groundhog Day. That movie, Happy Death Day, made over $115 million worldwide at the box office on a $4.8 million budget. That's pretty much making money hand over fist, even counting advertising.

When We First Met should be a little bit of a different case. It's part of a wave of Netflix original movies that are being pushed out by the subscription streaming service in 2018. So, if you've been noticing a lot of Netflix movie trailers of late, that's why. We'll keep you updated as more trailers drop, but in the meantime take a look at our full Netflix schedule to see what all is coming.

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