Somebody I Used to Know trailer: Alison Brie and Jay Ellis star in a new rom-com directed by Dave Franco

Love is a complicated game, especially when your heart aligns with people who are technically off the market. Polyamory isn’t for everyone, which often makes matters difficult when choosing between partners. In Prime Video‘s Somebody I Used to Know trailer, Alison Brie‘s Ally finds herself trapped between the ex that got away and his enigmatic fiancé. The film is directed and co-written by Dave Franco (The Disaster ArtistNeighbors) and frequent collaborator Alison Brie (CommunityGLOW), who pull out all the stops to brave the pitfalls of Memory Lane and break your heart.

Somebody I Used to Know “is an unconventional romantic comedy that looks beyond the traditional love triangle trope,” according to the film’s official press release. “It examines three people who help each other re-discover themselves, where they came from, and who they want to be.”

Somebody I Used to Know, Alison Brie, Amazon Prime Video, Jay Ellis

The Somebody I Used to Know trailer finds Ally (Alison Brie) returning to her old stomping grounds for reflection before reuniting with her ex, Sean (Jay Ellis). After they reconnect, Ally and Sean realize the flame still burns, and they must face a new reality where it might be too late to end up together. After all, Sean is engaged to Cassidy (Kiersey Clemons) and is off-limits. Ally, devastated by Sean’s unavailability, decides to stick around. As she becomes acquainted with Cassidy, Ally discovers a simple twist of fate can rearrange her heart.

Here’s the official synopsis:

Workaholic TV producer Ally (Alison Brie) faces a major professional setback which sends her running to the comforts of her hometown. She spends a whirlwind evening reminiscing with her first love, Sean (Jay Ellis) and starts questioning everything about the person she’s become. Things only get more confusing when she discovers Sean is getting married to Cassidy (Kiersey Clemons), whose confidence and creative convictions remind Ally of who she used to be. Directed by Dave Franco and written by Franco & Alison Brie, Somebody I Used to Know is an unconventional love story about three people who unexpectedly help each other rediscover who they really are, where they came from, and where they’re going.

Danny Pudi (CommunityStar Trek Beyond), Olga Merediz (In the HeightsThe Place Beyond the Pines), Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense, What We Do in the Shadows), Julie Hagerty (Marriage Story), and Ayden Mayeri (The AfterpartyVeep) also star.

In addition to the Somebody I Used to Know trailer, Prime Video debuted key art for the upcoming film. In the poster, Alison Brie’s Ally streaks across a golf course, throwing her inhibitions to the wind! Her “lady business” is cleverly obscured by strategically-placed ripples in a nearby pond to hilarious effect.

What do you think about Franco’s trailer for Somebody I Used to Know? I’m adding this to my pre-Valentine’s Day watch list, seeing as it hits Prime Video on February 10. I hope Ally, Sean, and Cassidy can find a way to sort out their feelings without being left out of the trifecta.

Somebody I Used to Know, trailer, Alison Brie, Jay Ellis, Kiersey Clemons, Prime Video
Source: Prime Video

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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.