Your Place or Mine, streaming on Netflix, is the comedic return to form of both Ashton Kutcher and Reese Witherspoon. It’s the first time they’ve ever worked together, and they portray lifelong friends from different coasts who develop romantic feelings for one another.
“What was crazy was I’d always thought, ‘Oh man, I’d love to do a romantic comedy with Reese,’ and that thought persisted for years and years and years,” he said. Before he had read the screenplay, Kutcher tells ET’s Denny Directo that he got a phone call regarding the project “I immediately said, “Cease all operations.” I’m going to do it.”
Witherspoon was thrilled that Aline Brosh McKenna gave equal screen time to each of these veteran romantic comedy actresses. The two of us share the burden of “making it humorous and better and lovable and authentic and rounded,” she explains.
The fact that Kutcher’s real-life friendship became a relationship with their wife Mila Kunis is not dissimilar to the narrative just adds to the plausibility of the whole thing. “This is a story about individuals who had been friends for ten years… and suddenly they find this spark,” he explains. “And I was like, “Huh.” There are a few things you should know from me about it. The gist of this seems familiar. I find this potentially intriguing. So, I went ahead and did it.”
Even though the events shown in Your Place or Mine are entirely made up, ET was curious about Kutcher and Witherspoon’s real-life relationships and asked, “If your love tales with your respective marriages were a rom-com, what would the title of that rom-com be?”
“I’m very sure that it does. It’s also known as “Friends with Benefits” or “No Strings Attached.” “Kutcher remarks, contrasting Kunis’s 2011 picture with Justin Timberlake to his own 2011 feature with Natalie Portman. “Any name you choose will do for the label. We both wrote and directed the same film, and then we both experienced it.”