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Forgotten Robert Downey Jr. romcom wins new fans on streaming service

Remember that moment in Spider-Man: Homecoming when Tony Stark low-key flirted with Aunt May? Most viewers might not be aware of this, but Robert Downey Jr. has flirted on screen with Marisa Tomei before, only it was for a different movie, and it was over 25 years ago. They starred in a rom-com back in the mid-90s, so meeting each other again in a different film many years later was probably a funny experience for the two. 

Robert Downey Jr. landed his breakthrough role as Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but he has, in fact, been acting since he was a child. The 56-year-old actor has been acting for about 51 years of his life. In 1994, Downey Jr. had a shot at starring in a rom-com titled Only You, portraying Peter Wright, a charming young man who falls in love with Tomei’s character Faith Corvatch after a chance meeting in Italy. 

Only You tells the story of Faith Corvatch, who, after playing with a Ouija board with her brother, becomes convinced that her soulmate is a person named Damon Bradley. Years later, Faith still hasn’t found her soulmate, but she is engaged to someone else. Upon learning that her fiance has an old classmate named Damon Bradley who is going to Italy, Faith drops everything on a whim and flies to Venice to search for her soulmate. But she doesn’t meet Damon Bradley — instead, she meets Peter Wright. Peter, who becomes smitten with Faith, pretends that his name is Damon Bradley so Faith would fall in love with him. 

The film had garnered mixed reviews and a disappointing box office when it came out in 1994, but it looks like it’s gaining some new fans on Netflix. According to FlixPatrol, Only You became one of the most-watched films on the streaming platform recently, with its ranking on the most-watched list jumping nine places since Friday, November 26, according to FlixPatrol. As of November 30, Only You is ranked 31st on FlixPatrol’s list of most-watched titles on the streaming platform. It’s not exactly top 10, but getting 31st is pretty impressive for an old rom-com movie. 


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