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When will Anyone But You be released in the UK?

The film has drummed up a lot of buzz ahead of its release

Glen Powell and Sydney Sweeney star in Anyone But You (Sony)
Glen Powell and Sydney Sweeney star in Anyone But You (Sony)

Anyone But You has been a major topic of conversation in the entertainment world, though perhaps for unexpected reasons.

The romantic comedy has kept in the news after romance rumours began to surface between its two leads, and also after it appeared the advertising campaign for the film had been parodied by, or had copied, the one for Paramount+ series The Curse.

Read more: Glen Powell addresses Sydney Sweeney affair rumours (The Independent, 2-min read)

With the film on everyone's lips, there are no doubt people wondering when and where they can see it for themselves. Here is everything you need to know.


When will Anyone But You be released?

Glen Powell and Sydney Sweeney star in Anyone But You (Sony)
Anyone But You follows Bea and Ben, who decide to pretend to be a couple at a destination wedding (Sony)

Anyone But You will be released in cinemas in the UK and Ireland on Boxing Day, a few days after its release in the US on 22 December.


What are the reviews like?

Glen Powell and Sydney Sweeney star in Anyone But You (Sony)
Glen Powell and Sydney Sweeney star in Anyone But You (Sony)

Reviews for Anyone But You started to appear online in late December with many critics calling it a fun but forgettable jaunt.

The Guardian suggested the casting of its main couple may be a little distracting, pointing out that traditionally "romcom leads have been closer to class clown and girl next door than jock and prom queen."

Elsewhere, IndieWire's write-up commended its stars' enthusiasm, saying they're "both game for anything... this story is packed with emergency stripping, multiple air-rescues, and frequent swims through shark-infested waters."

However, their critic also added that it wasn't quite enough to save the day: "Eagerness alone can only go so far, and the two leads aren’t equally well-suited to satisfy the demands of this vintage genre exercise."

Read more reviews below:

The Guardian: Slick but soulless romantic comedy (5-min read)

Indie Wire: Glen Powell and Sydney Sweeney Star in Old-Fashioned Rom-Com That Gives New Life to the Genre (8-min read)

Variety: In a Rom-Com of the Moment, Sydney Sweeney and Glen Powell Find (at Least) 10 Things I Hate About You (6-min read)

Variety: A Fun But Forgettable Affair In Rom-Com Territory (3-min read)


Who stars in the cast of Anyone But You?

Glen Powell and Sydney Sweeney star in Anyone But You (Sony)
Anyone But You saw romance rumours between Powell and Sweeney begin to circulate, which they have both publicly laughed off (Sony)

Anyone But You is led by Sydney Sweeney and Glen Powell, who have been the subject of romance rumours since filming began on the project. Sweeney, who is engaged to Jonathan Davino, laughed off the idea in August and said she and Powell "don't really care" about being the subject of such rumours.

In an interview with Women's Health, Sweeney said of her co-star: "Getting to work with Glen, I'll never forget this one... I hope the audience can actually feel the love and fun we all shared making this film.

"That's something I always feel from my favorite rom-coms-the joy and energy shared amongst the cast and crew, and I was lucky enough to experience that on this film."

Read more: Sydney Sweeney and Glen Powell Went From Costars to Besties: Complete Friendship Timeline (Us Weekly, 3-min read)

The pair are joined by Alexandra Shipp, GaTa, Hadley Robinson, and Michelle Hurd in the cast, which is completed by Dermot Mulroney, Darren Barnet, Rachel Griffiths, and Bryan Brown.


What is the plot of Anyone But You?

Glen Powell and Sydney Sweeney star in Anyone But You (Sony)
Anyone But You will be released during the festive period (Sony)

Directed by Will Gluck, Anyone But You is an R-rated rom-com centred on Bea and Ben, two people who had a great first date but whose fiery passion quickly cooled thereafter.

Despising each other, the pair are unfortunately faced with one another again at a destination wedding in Sydney, Australia, so they decide to pretend to be a couple.


Is there a trailer for Anyone But You?

Yes, several trailers have been released for Anyone But You. The most recent of which caused some controversy because of how similar the ad campaign for Emma Stone and Nathan Fielder's Paramount+ series The Curse was to it.

Watch the main trailer for Anyone But You:

The main trailer was released in November 2023, while a teaser trailer was first released in October and hinted at the concept of the fake relationship between Bea and Ben.

Watch the teaser trailer below:


Anyone But You will be released in cinemas on Tuesday, 26 December in the UK and Ireland.