Your Place or Mine is here! We were looking forward to this movie and, even though we liked it a lot, we thought it could have been much better. Do you want to find out why? Keep reading!
Here we go!
Unexpected Family in Your Place or Mine
We love the father-and-son relationship that was formed between Peter and Jack in Your Place or Mine. Debbie loves her son and she doesn’t want anything bad to happen to him, so she can’t help but protect him with everything she has, as a mother should. However, Debbie is not realizing that she is overprotective of Jack and she is not letting him be himself and do the typical things that kids his age do.
So when Peter comes into Jack’s life in Your Place or Mine, he starts doing things he’s never done before. Jack was a lonely boy, partly due to Debbie’s overprotectiveness — and partly because kids can be cruel. Debbie had marked him as someone different…and it was hurting him without her realizing it.
In Your Place or Mine, Peter is like a breath of fresh air to Jack. Debbie is a control freak, while Peter is much more laid back. Because of this, Jack begins to do the same things that the others do and, for the first time, he feels like them.
Do these new adventures carry risks? Of course. But just because Jack is a little different from the others kids doesn’t mean he can’t do the same as the rest of the kids his age. That will probably keep Debbie on edge because the risk is an unknown variant that she can’t control, but her son will be happy. And that’s all she wants.
Letting Go in New York
In Your Place or Mine, Debbie always puts others before herself. Even though the people around her are selfish, she doesn’t allow herself to be. But New York is a new opportunity to let go and focus on herself for the first time, just breathe and move on.
However, a person can’t stop being who they are, so Debbie needs to help Peter with his book. Let’s be honest here. We think reading Peter’s book and taking it to a publisher is crossing a line. We think that the book is too personal for Peter for Debbie to do all that. But hey, everything went well, so…
However, as we see in Your Place or Mine, this book leads Debbie to a new love: Theo. He is the perfect man… but he is not the man for her. Simply because he is not Peter. Peter may be more complicated, more emotionally unavailable, but she’s been in love with him for twenty years…and it’s time she was honest with herself. Just as Peter must be.
Connections At Half Throttle Between Los Angeles and New York at Your Place or Mine
Your Place or Mine shows us that Peter and Debbie are like two opposites. They can’t stop attracting each other but they are both too afraid of breaking that balance between them, the friendship that was built after burying what they both feel for each other. But they love and complement each other as no one else does.
Peter can barely hide his feelings for Debbie. So this ship managed to hook us and give us a lot of feels. However, it’s not gold everything that shines.
With that being said, we feel like there’s a lot more of Peter and Debbie’s connection missing throughout Your Place or Mine. Don’t get us wrong, we like everything to lead them to realize what they feel until they get to that fight reconciliation at the airport. But we feel that something is missing in this love story.
We hardly ever see them talk after the house swap, and if they do, it’s pretty much always about Jack. We would have liked Your Place or Mine to take more risks and show us different conversations between them, like the one at the beginning, and maybe Debbie had doubts about Theo because of those conversations and Peter would have had the same doubts when he was in the bar.
However, Your Place or Mine wanted to play it safe so much…that it stayed at half throttle.
Your Place or Mine is streaming now on Netflix.