“Anyone But You” to Debut on Netflix in April

Anyone But You proved to be one of the winter box office's few success stories. The R-rated rom-com - inspired by William Shakespeare, of course - earned more than $200 million worldwide on a $25 million budget. Its holiday opening seemed a curious decision for a movie poised to play better at Valentine's Day. But the film actually stayed in the top 10 throughout January and into February, becoming a word-of-mouth hit.

And now those who didn't get a chance to see it in theaters will get to lust over Sydney Sweeney and Glen Powell from the comfort of their own homes. The Will Gluck-directed film arrives on Netflix next month. This continues Sony's multi-year deal with the world's biggest streamer, a major success for both parties. It's brought new eyeballs to underrated gems like No Hard Feelings and made top 10 hits out of notorious flops like Morbius.

Will Anyone But You get a similar boost? See for yourself on Netflix on April 23.


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.