Déjà Vu at the streamer? Netflix’s ‘A Family Affair’ sparks comparisons to 'The Idea of you’

Netflix's "A Family Affair" trailer sparks "copycat" claims

Pop Culture & Art May 30, 2024

The release of the trailer for Netflix's upcoming film "A Family Affair" has sent viewers into a tizzy, with many drawing striking similarities to Amazon's recently released rom-com, "The Idea of You."

Both films center on established actresses (Anne Hathaway in "The Idea of You" and Nicole Kidman in "A Family Affair") finding themselves in unexpected romances with younger men. Additionally, both stories explore the challenges of navigating love while navigating family relationships.

Social media has been abuzz with comparisons. While many tweets calling out the similarities while some also calling it a mere coincidence.

The close timing and thematic overlap have sparked accusations of Netflix copying Amazon's concept. However, it's also possible that both films are merely drawing inspiration from a currently popular genre trope within the rom-com genre.



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