Look Both Ways Plot Synopsis
Netflix US comedy romance “Look Both Ways” tells the story of Nat and Gabe celebrating their impending future with a one-night stand as they graduate from the University of Texas. Afterwards, Nat felt a little sick and took a pregnancy test. After waiting a few minutes for the test results, Nat was relieved to find that she was not pregnant. Her life will move forward as planned and she will forge a new career.
Yet at the same moment, on a different timeline, when Nat checked the test, she found out she was pregnant. Nat’s life has changed a lot in this release.
As the film progresses, Nat’s life splits into two distinct timelines: one where she’s pregnant and one where she’s not. These respective timelines explore different paths and different outcomes, with Nat being a mother in one reality and an animation career in another.
Following in the footsteps of the 1998 British film Sliding Doors, Look Both Ways is a film about growing up, directed by Wanuri Kahiu and starring Lili Reinhart, Danny Ramirez and David Corenswet.
Look Both Ways review
The film brings the life-changing moment of “pregnancy” to life and lets audiences see the results of having children or not. By the way, none of these results are particularly negative, it just puts the pregnancy as a plot design. The director could have chosen other stories as catalysts, but given the character’s age, it seemed like a logical choice.
Pregnancy is certainly a good factor as the driving force of the story. I’ve never had children myself, and I don’t believe I will have children in the future, but I often wonder what life would be like if this were a reality, and I’m sure many people think the same. I also hope that those with children occasionally wonder what life would be like if it were the other way around.
So as far as the story goes, Look Both Ways has an interesting premise, and it’s a time worth exploring. For the most part, Look Both Ways does its best to cover as much territory as possible, showing the ups and downs of life, no matter what choices you make.
But the most groundbreaking or dynamic version of “Look Both Ways”? I do not think so! This movie is certainly not as interesting as the aforementioned Sliding Doors. Two Tracks could have created some really interesting content within its premise, but it feels a little bland. The main problem is that it lacks imagination, which I feel is common to a lot of movies in 2022.
Like some recent new films, Look Both Ways is entertaining, but don’t expect to be amazed. I don’t want to spoil the ending of “Look Both Ways”, but if you sit down and watch it, you’ll know where it all goes before the movie starts.
On the bright side, the film benefits from the presence of Lili Reinhart, who turns out to be more than capable of playing a different version of Nat. Her charisma and likable personality set the acting apart, and she does it well in the movie.
Andrea Savage and Luke Wilson, who play Nat’s parents, also support Nat by appearing in the film as background actors from time to time. They occasionally say something humorous, which is always welcome.
As for everything else, as I mentioned earlier, the movie is good on its own, and there’s no need to nitpick about it.