There have been many great rom-coms released over the years that make the most of the conventional setup of boy meets girl, boy falls in love with girl, boy and girl get married and live happily ever after. And although the new Amazon Prime Video original, I want you to come back, begins on this most traveled path, it quickly deviates from its course and presents the audience with a setup that has the potential to work wonders.
If you’ve recently taken this route and kept trying to figure out where you’ve seen Charlie Day, the versatile Jenny Slate, and the rest of the I want you to come back cast, fret not, because we’re about to take our own little journey through each of the stars’ respective careers so far…
Charlie Day (Peter)
The first of the two protagonists, Peter, is represented in the I want you to come back portrayed by Charlie Day, who continues to be one of the funniest (and hardest working) actors in show business since making a name for himself as Charlie Kelly on the long-running comedy series, Philadelphia is always sunny.
Outside of Paddy’s Pub, you’ve seen Day in various comedy films like the Horrible bosses frankness, has heard his voice in several Lego movies, and even in action thrillers like Hotel Artemis and Pacific Rim. The day will then appear in the next Super Mario Bros.. movie alongside just about everyone in Hollywood.
Jenny Slate (who has some pretty amazing stories about her career) co-directs I want you to come back as Emma, the latest in a long line of characters the former Saturday Night Live star player has portrayed in romantic comedies.
Over the years, Slate has appeared in comedies like Obvious child, my blind brotherand Phone while delving into the world of drama with the likes of Gifted and The sunny night. And then there are his animated features, including Despicable Me 3, The secret life of petsand The Lego Batman Movie.
Playing the role of Anne, Peter’s ex-girlfriend in I want you to come back, is Gina Rodriguez, who won a Golden Globe in 2015 for her star performance on Joan the Virgin.
Throughout his career, Rodriguez has given great performances in Annihilation and Miss Bala, as well as animated films like Fernando, Small footand Scoob!, and animated shows like Big mouth, Helen of Avalorand Carmen Sandiego.
Stepping in as Noah, Emma’s fitness trainer ex-boyfriend in I want you to come backis Scott Eastwood, who is showing off his acting skills after building a career playing serious characters over the years.
The son of Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood crossed paths with Dominic Toretto in the fast furious franchise, worked with Task Force X in suicide squadand appeared in a number of his father’s films, such as Flags of Our Fathers and Gran Torino. He also appeared in Taylor Swift’s 2015 video for “Wildest Dreams,” portraying the singer-songwriter’s onscreen love interest.
Manny Jacinto (Logan)
Playing the role of Logan, Anne’s new boyfriend in I want you to come backis Manny Jacinto, one of the former mainstays of The right place to throw.
Throughout his career, Jacinto has appeared in films like Bad weather at the El Royale and Beautifuland show as Supernatural, New cherry flavorand Nine perfect strangers. Expect to See Jacinto in Tom Cruise’s Long-Awaited Summer Blockbuster Top Gun: Maverickscheduled for release in May 2022.
Clark Backo appears in the I want you to come back cast as Ginny, Noah’s new girlfriend after his breakup with Emma.
If you’re one of those diehard fans of all things Letterkenny, then Backo will be instantly recognizable thanks to her portrayal of Rosie in the cult Canadian comedy series. She also had recurring roles on Designated Survivor, 21 Thunderand Supernaturalas well as one-off appearances on everything from station eleven at The girlfriend experience, and The Handmaid’s Tale at hemlock groveto name a few.
Playing Rita, Peter’s boss in I want you to come backis none other than Jami Gertz, who has been a memorable part of the film and television industry for over 40 years at this point in his career.
Over the years, Gertz has gone from appearing in classic ’80s sitcoms like Square pickets, The facts of lifeand Family ties, to shows like Ally McBeal, Neighborsand Still awake in the first two decades of the 21st century. His cinematic contributions range from sixteen candles at Tornado, and the lost boys at less than zerowith several other projects before and since.
Dylan Gelula appears in I want you to come back as Lisa, one of Emma’s two roommates, the latest in a string of wholesome appearances in film and TV comedy projects.
Starting with the TV side of her career, Gelula has had recurring or major roles on In pursuit of life, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Dirty preppy teens, Casualand more recently, Shameless, where she played Megan towards the end of the beloved comedy series on Showtime. His film credits include lady in the water, Under the Eiffel Tower, His smelland horse girl
Taking on the role of Emma’s other roommate, Paul, in I want you to come backis Mason Gooding, who has been on an absolute tear since breaking out with a three-episode run on HBO’s sports comedy series, ballerinas, back in 2018.
Since then, Cuba Gooding Jr.’s son has appeared on shows like the good doctor, Everything will be alright, Star Trek: Picardand Love, Victor, on which he plays Andrew. Gooding’s film work is equally, if not more, impressive with films like Library, let it snowand the continuation in 2022 of Scream franchise. He is next set to appear in the upcoming sci-fi romantic comedy, Moon shot.
Isabelle May (Leighton)
Briefly appearing as Leighton, one of the partygoers who take Peter and Noah on a ridiculous adventure in I want you to come backis Isabel May, who has an absurd success rate with the shows she’s appeared on in recent years.
May’s career really took off in 2018 when she landed the role of Katie Cooper in the Netflix comedy series, Alexa and Kate. She followed that up with a recurring role as Veronica Duncan in Young Sheldon. If none of these ring a bell, then maybe May’s most recent project, the Yellowstone prequel, 1883, might ring a bell. Bell directs the original Paramount+ series as the tough Elsa Dutton.
Giselle Torres appears in I want you to come back as Chloe, another of the partygoers who pick up Peter and Noah on their night of adventures.
Before joining the cast of Amazon’s new original romantic comedy, Torres appeared in a number of short films like momo, The descendantsand Island dreams before landing roles on shows like Voiceless, To resolveand The big show (which I watched in one sitting), and movies like The Cut Princess 2 (with a sequel on the way), Unsuitableand South Beach Love.
Luke David BlummTrevor
Luke David Blumm appears in the I want you to come back cast as Trevor, a troubled youth who gives Emma a new purpose in life after meeting him at Logan’s school.
Although his career is only a few years old at this point, Blumm has already built up a surprisingly rich filmography with appearances in some of the biggest shows and well-received movies in recent memory. From these television contributions, the young actor appeared on The Walking Dead, The fishermanand watchmen. In addition to this, Blumm has appeared in The King of Staten Island. It will soon appear in Where the Crawdads sing and Lola James. Expect more in the years to come.
And, last but not least, Pete Davidson plays Jase, the dealer (he’s featured in one of the movie’s trailers) who opens Peter’s mind to the world of designer drugs in I want you to come back. You could be blind, deaf and living under a rock and you would still know about Davidson at this point, even if you actively avoid all the headlines he makes.
A pillar of Saturday Night Live since 2014, Davidson has been considered one of the funniest and most charismatic cast members for most of his run on the sketch comedy program. In addition to SNLDavidson has appeared on shows like Brooklyn nine-nine, The guest book, The Real Brothers of Simi Valleyand The Monster Brothers, to only cite a few. His film credits include Rail accident, Dirtinessthe semi-autobiographical The King of Staten Islandand James Gunn The Suicide Squad.
Well, this concludes the I want you to come back cast and the biggest projects you’ve seen the main cast before they appeared in Jason Orley’s romantic comedy. If you’re looking for something else to watch without switching platforms, take a look at our list of the best movies on Amazon Prime.