*Warning: Spoilers ahead*
Movies about pregnancy are fun to watch when you’re expecting (or if you’re already a full-time parent), and they’ve certainly proven to be successful at the box office and with critics. Just look at Juno, Baby Mama, Knocked Up and most recently Unpregnant. So, when I saw the trailer for the new Netflix film, Look Both Ways, I was definitely intrigued.
In sort of a Sliding Doors-esque fashion, the story follows a young woman named Natalie (played by Lili Reinhart) who is about to graduate college and start the next chapter of her life. After having a one-night stand with her close friend, Gabe (Danny Ramirez), Natalie finds herself envisioning her life in two ways: one where she’s pregnant and starting a family and one where she's pursuing her dreams in Los Angeles.
While yes, I did enjoy how the story was told within two alternate realities, Look Both Ways simply missed the mark in so many ways.