LOVE AGAIN - Official Trailer (HD)

Given the weakness of the script, written by director James Strouse of Netflix’s well-received The Incredible Jessica James, this project may have been conceived entirely as a commercial for singer Celine Dion, who co-produced and plays herself. See, Rob—shortly after he starts receiving, and being distracted by, Mira’s texts—is supposed to be doing an interview with Dion for her upcoming American tour. But because he’s a distracted mess, she more or less ends up interviewing him and takes on the role of Love Advisor. She not only helps him move forward with Mira, but the experience shows Rob that there is Profound Emotional Truth behind the music that he, a snobby New York journalist, has always considered sentimental pabulum.


Yes, true love helps him appreciate Dion’s genius.

Ms. Dion unsurprisingly has a certain degree of star presence, though it’s hard to assess how good a job she’s doing at portraying herself. Given that the film ends with the usual boilerplate disclaimer—“The story, all names, characters, and incidents portrayed in this production are fictitious; no identification with actual persons, living or deceased, places, buildings, and products is intended or should be inferred”—it’s possible that Dion is playing some other “fictional” Celine Dion, whose career and music, by staggering coincidence, maps exactly with Dion’s own. Much like Love Again maps exactly with every below average romcom that winds up 10 menu pages deep on Netflix.


Love Again opens in theaters on May 5, 2023