Anthony Mackie & Zoe Chao in Sci-Fi RomCom ‘If You Were the Last’
by Alex Billington
October 22, 2023
“What if this awesome thing we have going on gets ruined?” Peacock has debuted the official trailer for an original romantic comedy film titled If You Were the Last, directed by Kristian Mercado from a script by Angela Bourassa. This sci-fi rom-com with a simple twist is about two people stuck on a spaceship out in the solar system questioning their relationship and sex and everything else. This initially premiered at the 2023 SXSW Film Festival earlier this year, but is skipping theaters entirely for the release. Adrift in their broken-down space shuttle with little hope of rescue, two astronauts argue over whether they’re better off spending their remaining days as friends or something more. Starring Anthony Mackie as Adam & Zoe Chao as Jane, with a small cast including Natalie Morales, Geoff Stults, Missi Pyle, Sarah Voigt, and Kaleka. This looks super cute and quaint and funky, with some stop-motion papier-mâché planets as the backdrop to their situation. Another film wondering: can best friends also be lovers? Will it work? What do you think?
Here’s the official trailer (+ poster) for Kristian Mercado’s If You Were the Last, direct from YouTube:
Adam and Jane (Anthony Mackie and Zoe Chao) are three years into a NASA mission that has gone very wrong: Their ship is broken and drifting between Jupiter and Saturn. Finding ways to pass the time as they become certain that no one is coming to save them, they argue over what to do. One day, Adam poses that maybe they should sleep together; Jane laughs the idea off, but it then prompts a flirty debate about whether they’re better off spending their remaining days as friends or something more… If You Were the Last is directed by Puerto Rican filmmaker Kristian Mercado, making his feature directorial debut after many other shorts and music videos previously. The screenplay is written by Angela Bourassa. Produced by Dan Balgoyen, Jessamine Burgum, Kara Durrett, Jon Levin, Dennis Masel, Andrew Miano, Gabrielle Nadig, Britta Rowings, and Sean Woods. Peacock has already debuted Mercado’s If You Were the Last streaming on Peacock starting on October 20th, 2023 this fall – it is available to watch now. Look any good? Curious?