SOMETHING FROM TIFFANY'S (2022)
Release Date: 12/09/22 [Prime Video]
Studio: Amazon Studios
"Follows a woman as her life gets upended when an engagement ring that was for someone else leads her to the person she's meant to be with."
OUR MOVIE REVIEW:
Every holiday we’re pummeled with Hallmark-style rom coms and maybe one or two stand out from the pack. I’d like to say Something from Tiffany’s is one of them, but I’d be a big fat liar.
The name itself leaves much to be desired (what a tired play on a classic) and the plot is about as formulaic as it gets: A young, pretty bakery owner named Rachel (Zoe Deutch) is in for a big surprise when a chance mix-up leaves her with an engagement ring that’s not meant for her, and a fiance who everyone but her can see is a slimeball. Like clockwork, a handsome and kind stranger named Ethan (Kendrick Sampson) steps into the picture to show her the kind of love she deserves (with a few predictable missteps along the way.)
The biggest issue with Something from Tiffany’s (other than the fact that it’s just kind of boring) is that it takes itself far too seriously. A good, sappy Christmas film knows what it is trying to do and plays into those tropes. Something from Tiffany’s is devoid of all that comfortable charm, and feels much more suited to be a 30-minute episode of Love, American Style than a 90-minute movie.
Deutch and Sampson are actually pretty likable as leads, though any romantic chemistry between the two is lost in such a lackluster story. You’ve got a million movies to pick from during the holidays. Put Something from Tiffany’s at the bottom of your list.