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What 'Meet Cute' Director Alexandre Lehmann Learned from Classic Unconventional Rom-Coms

Cinematographer-turned-director Alexandre Lehmann is primarily known for his mumblecore two-handers as part of the Mark Duplass collective. His previous films include the lost romance Blue Jay starring Duplass and Sarah Paulson, the buddy comedy Paddleton with Duplass again and Ray Romano, and the upcoming daddy-daughter drama Acidman featuring Dianna Agron and Thomas Haden Church.

For his biggest foray into genre cinema—hopping onto the zeitgeist train of Groundhog Day-esque time-loop romances following Palm Springs and The Map of Tiny Perfect Things among others—Lehmann’s Meet Cute pairs Kaley Cuoco with Pete Davidson for the neurotic New York City-set sci-fi rom-com.

When Sheila (Cuoco) and Gary (Davidson) meet, it’s love at first sight—until we realize their magical date wasn’t fate at all. Sheila’s…

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