The Good Place’s William Jackson Harper and The Boys’ Aya Cash come together for the relatable and untraditional romantic comedy, We Broke Up.
Director, Jeff Rosenberg and co-writer Laura Jacqmin gives viewers a fly on the wall view of a longtime couple that is struggling to remain cordial at a family wedding after secretly breaking up. The pair have been together for 10 years, they live together and share quirks so when Doug [William Jackson Harper] asked for Lori’s [Aya Cash] hand in marriage, it came as a complete shock not only to the audience but to Doug as well as her response to his proposal was aggressively vomiting.
We Broke Up is not your typical romcom with the woman in distress ready to be saved by Prince Charming all while experiencing some outlandish yet hysterical obstacles. It dives deeper into gender norms in a relationship, the uncomfortable conversations, the happiness, the tears and of course the laughter and fun. “I think it gave us a little more freedom that we could get into some of the darkness and we could also punch the audience in the stomach when they were laughing the hardest and sort of play with those two tones,” said Jacqmin.
While creating hilarious scenarios to keep viewers on a rollercoaster of emotions, the film also sparks the avoided and sometimes dreaded conversation of when the appropriate time to share thoughts on marriage while dating is. Lead actor, Harper steered away from that question as many do however, Cash having been married for 9 years now stepped in to give some advice. “I think it’s a constant discussion and it changes and you sort of figure out what works for you,” explains Cash. The Knockturnal had an exclusive interview with the lead actors of We Broke Up as well as the director and writer. Be sure to check it out! We Broke Up will be available in select theaters on April 16 and on digital/VOD on April 23.