Entertainment ‘When We First Met’ review: Adam Devine Netflix comedy worth a stream Alexandra Daddario and Adam Devine star in "When We First Met" from "The DUFF" director Ari Sandel. Photo Credit: Skip Bolen By Scott A. Rosenberg firstname.lastname@example.org @RosenbergScottA Updated February 9, 2018 9:40 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email When We First MetDirected by Ari SandelStarring Adam Devine, Alexandra Daddario, Robbie Amell, Shelley HennigNow streaming on Netflix “When We First Met” is the new film from director Ari Sandel, whose previous work “The DUFF” was a supremely charming high school rom-com starring Mae Whitman and Robbie Amell, which came and went in theaters without much of a notice. “When We First Met,” isn’t even hitting theaters, going directly to Netflix. Hollywood just doesn’t seem to have use for midrange comedies like this anymore, at least on the big screen. Hopefully its home online gets more eyeballs on this movie — a fun, engaging comedy about Noah (Adam Devine), who pines after his friend Avery (Alexandra Daddario). They had a great meet cute, but it all fizzled romantically from there. In a “Groundhog Day” twist, Noah discovers a photo booth that lets him go back in time to that first meeting to try and fix what went wrong. And try and try and try. It’s not the comic masterpiece that is “Groundhog Day,” but it is an endeavor worthy of a stream. It’s the kind of film that used to populate TBS on repeat. You’d put it on from time to time until you realize that you’d seen it 50 times. That’s not a slight. Devine (“Pitch Perfect”) has a kind of Jack Black quality to him: the funny, goofy everyman, which plays well off Daddario’s more reserved Avery. Oh, and if you haven’t seen “The DUFF,” watch that too. By Scott A. Rosenberg email@example.com @RosenbergScottA Scott has been at amNewYork since 2008, first as the entertainment editor, and now as senior editor. He covers movies, books and other forms of entertainment. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.