Anyone But You — Review: An Above Average Rom-Com

KJ Proulx's Reviews
2 min readFeb 21, 2024

by KJ Proulx

Glen Powell and Sydney Sweeney in ‘Anyone But You’ [Credit: Columbia Pictures]

It took me a couple of months to get around to watching Anyone But You, but I’m happy that I finally did. Being a huge Glen Powell fan gets me to watch anything he is a part of eventually, so it was on my list anyway. I’m also happy to say that it’s better than your average romantic comedy. Yes it’s predictable and yes it has cliches riddled throughout, but the cast was likeable and it was done in a way that didn’t feel stale. Here are my overall thoughts on Anyone But You.

The film begins with a meet-cute, as Bea (Sydney Sweeney) and Ben (Glen Powell) meet at a coffee shop. They share a great night together before Bea decides to slip away and blow him off. Months later, they both are invited to the same destination wedding due to mutual friends/family. Hating that they are on this trip together while also wanting to make their families happy, they decide to fake being in love. Of course, this makes for some drama and laughs. I’m sure you know how the rest of the story plays out, it’s still worth watching though.

Powell is great as always and this is actually my favourite performance I’ve seen from Sweeney. I liked her role in the Netflix series Everything Sucks, but she never jumped out at me since then. I thought their chemistry here was pretty good and their back and forth had me laughing…