Starring Jane The Virgin‘s Gina Rodriguez, Someone Great is a hilarious and heartfelt story of friendship, love, and what it means to let go of your twenties and enter adulthood.
Aspiring music journalist Jenny (Gina Rodriguez) has just landed her dream job at an iconic magazine and is about to move to San Francisco. Rather than do long distance, her boyfriend of nine years (Lakeith Stanfield) decides to call it quits. To nurse her broken heart, Jenny gathers up her two best friends Erin (DeWanda Wise) and Blair (Brittany Snow) for one outrageous last adventure in New York City.
In an interview with Refinery29, director and writer Jennifer Kaytin Robinson spoke of her inspiration. “I really wanted to make a romantic movie, about a woman who is able to come out the other side of her relationship and be her own white knight, rather than [have it be about] the promise of another man being there,” the writer-director explained. “It’s really about a sisterhood and how much love and support is there. It’s [that friendship that ultimately gives] Gina’s character the strength to feel okay with choosing herself.”
Someone Great is the feature film debut of writer/director Jennifer Kaytin Robinson, creator of the MTV comedy series Sweet/Vicious. The film also sees more women behind the film with cinematographer Autumn Eakin and production designer Lisa Meyers. Paul Feig serves as a producer.
Starring Gina Rodriguez (Jane The Virgin), Brittany Snow (Pitch Perfect), DeWanda Wise (She’s Gotta Have It), and Lakeith Stanfield (Atlanta).
Someone Great premieres April 19th on Netflix.