Something From Tiffany's(2022)
Something from Tiffany's is a 2022 American Christmas romantic comedy film directed by Daryl Wein, from a screenplay by Tamara Chestna. It is based on the novel of the same name by Melissa Hill. The film stars Zoey Deutch, Kendrick Sampson, Ray Nicholson, and Shay Mitchell.
Something from Tiffany's(2022)
Out of gratitude for saving her boyfriend, Rachel invites Ethan to her bakery, where the two bond. At Christmas, when both open their respective box, the mix-up is discovered by Ethan, who remains silent because his girlfriend Vanessa likes the earrings Gary bought. Gary on the other hand, who is amnesiac from the accident, thinks he actually bought the ring and makes a proposal. The next day, Ethan tries to meet Gary to retrieve the ring, so he can finally propose. Stuck with Rachel because Gary is stuck at work, the two spend another evening together.
On October 30, 2021, it was reported that Zoey Deutch would star in and be an executive producer on Something from Tiffany's, based on the novel of the same name by Melissa Hill. The film will be produced by Reese Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter for Hello Sunshine, as a co-production with Amazon Studios. It will be Hello Sunshine's first film, and was adapted for the screen by Tamara Chestna.
Tiffany's is known for its classic, timeless jewelry. You see that little teal box, and you know to expect something elegant and thoughtfully crafted out of the best materials. Unfortunately, that's not the case with Daryl Wein's "Something from Tiffany's." Overlong at a mere 87 minutes, there's nothing timeless or elegant about this flop entirely composed of elements derived from much better films.
Aside from a lack of chemistry with its stars, one of the main problems with many modern rom-coms is their overemphasis on hitting situational beats and memeable one-liners over crafting interesting, complex characters. Everyone in this film still feels like a concept of a person rather than a real person. The messy heroine who's a ball of fire. The toxic, careless boyfriend. The single dad with a heart of gold. The precocious kid, wise beyond her years. The sassy Black best friend. The fiance who just doesn't fit.
LCD Soundsystem's melancholic electro-bop "Oh Baby" makes for an unexpected but welcomed needle drop to the film's inevitable conclusion as Deutch does her best Billy Crystal sprint across the city to share her true feelings. Despite the inspired song choice, the moment lands with a dull thud, rehashing a handful of scenes from a few beloved Meg Ryan movies without even a wink or nod.
When the two pairs exchange gifts during Christmas, both the guys are shocked to discover something completely different inside the Tiffany packages. Gary accepts it and believes that it was meant to be. Consequently, Gary and Rachel end up getting engaged.
Ethan is pushed by Rachel to begin a new book, and Rachel gets help from Ethan in the café. They function as yin and yang to balance one another. Additionally, Daisy and Rachel get along well because they both experienced loss after their mom passed away.
A look at the Something from Tiffany's behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Daryl Wein last directed How It Ends and White Rabbit. The film's writer Tamara Chestna last wrote Sneakerella and Revenge Wedding.
"Nothing compares to the magic and excitement of the holidays in New York City, where the streets blaze with lights, windows dazzle, and a special box from Tiffany could change the course of a person's life. Or several lives. Rachel and Gary (Zoey Deutch, Ray Nicholson) are happy enough, but not quite ready for that big commitment," the film's description reads. "Ethan and Vanessa (Kendrick Sampson, Shay Mitchell), the perfect picture, are just about to make it official. When a simple mix-up of gifts causes all of their paths to cross, it sets off a series of twists and unexpected discoveries that lead them to where they're truly meant to be. Because love - like life - is full of surprises, in the holiday romance Something from Tiffany's."
What happens when two Christmas gifts from the well-known jewelry store Tiffany's get swapped? A new Prime Video holiday film will show us. Something from Tiffany's follows Rachel (Zoey Deutch) and Ethan (Kendrick Sampson) as they work through the aftermath of a gift mix-up and maybe even find true love in the process.
Deadline exclusively revealed in November 2021 that Deutch was set to star in the film. The actress also signed on to the project as an executive producer. Other producers include Lauren Neustadter and Reese Witherspoon under her production company Hello Sunshine. This marks one of the first films from the company (under the Hello Sunshine banner), the other being Where the Crawdads Sing.
The holidays are a time for spending time with family and friends, reflecting on the year, and maybe even getting a little special something for the partner in your life. At least, that's what Gary (Ray Nicholson) and Ethan had in mind. The two go to Tiffany's, the jewelry store known for its beautiful blue boxes, to pick something up for the respective women in their life on the same night. However, their gifts are swapped: Ray ends up with the engagement ring Ethan purchased, and Ethan has Ray's earrings.
Zoey Deutch is Rachel Meyer, a young woman who is surprised when she unwraps an engagement ring from her boyfriend. The actress is well-known for her work in Not Okay, Zombieland: Double Tap, and The Politician. Kendrick Sampson is Ethan Greene, the gentleman that intended to propose to his girlfriend for Christmas. Sampson is recognizable from his roles in The Vampire Diaries, How to Get Away with Murder, and Insecure.
Ray Nicholson is Gary Wilson, Rachel's boyfriend, who meant to give her earrings. The actor's work includes Licorice Pizza and Promising Young Woman. Ethan's girlfriend, Vanessa, is portrayed by Shay Mitchell. Easily recognizable from her role as Emily in Pretty Little Liars, Mitchell is also known for Netflix's You, Dollface, and The Possession of Hannah Grace.
The movie is an adaptation of a book of the same name by Melissa Hill. Unlike many other projects produced by Hello Sunshine, Something from Tiffany's was not a part of Reese Witherspoon's book club. Based on the trailer, we can tell the film took some artistic liberties with the source material, but the book synopsis also provides more details regarding the story audiences will watch play out on screen.
Imagine this: it's the holiday season, and you've decided it's time to propose to your significant other. You go to a jewelry store to pick out the perfect ring. But then, as you're walking out with it, something unimaginable happens, and your ring accidentally ends up in the hands of someone else without you even realizing it. Horrible, right? Well, that's exactly what goes down in Kendrick Sampson's new movie, "Something From Tiffany's."
Ironically enough, the former "Insecure" actor says he's not "hugely into rom-coms," but enjoys reading the scripts and starring in them. He explains, "It's fun. It's a good ride. And man, I'll be a part of some dark storylines, and I love dark storylines, but every once in a while, you want something that's a little bit more uplifting and just a fun, enjoyable, pleasurable ride."
While Sampson hasn't experienced a gift mix-up quite like Ethan and Gary's, he has been in a similar situation when he once accidentally swapped laptops with another passenger at the airport. "You know how you have to take your laptop out of your bag? I swapped laptops with somebody and got on the plane. I think I was in Miami or somewhere," Sampson recalls. "So I had to log into his guest account and see if there was any indication of anybody I could call and figure it out. I found one number, ended up figuring out who the guy was, looked him up on social media, got in touch with him, and waited. I had to wait until we were back in LA to swap computers, but we agreed to allow each other to use each other's guest profile, so that we could get a little work done. I was so pissed. It was a good week and a half, something like that."
Despite the wild roller-coaster ride "Something From Tiffany's" takes viewers on, at its heart, it's about fate and believing that if something is truly meant to be, it'll be. "Ethan and Rachel both have a habit of making these decisions that are pleasing to other people and unhealthy for them," Sampson notes. "And I think what they find in this story is that you think that that is a moral thing. You're being good by compromising and being less healthy, and it's not. It's actually unhealthy for both of you to remain in that relationship in that capacity. So I hope people see that that's also a way of trying to force things, of trying to force relationships to happen, force things in our lives to happen."