At Midnight Trailer: Top Gun Maverick Star Monica Barbaro Shines

Today, Paramount+ has released a new trailer for the romantic comedy "At Midnight." The film stars Monica Barbaro ("Top Gun: Maverick") as a young movie star named Sophie who catches her actor boyfriend Adam (Anders Holm from "Workaholics") cheating while they shoot a film. He's the big name, and she isn't, so keeping this quiet is important for her career. While she nurses a broken heart, she (quite literally) runs into the hotel manager Alejandro (Diego Boneta from "Father of the Bride"), and sparks begin to fly. 

To keep it all quiet, as the cast resides at Alejandro's hotel, Sophie and Alejandro secretly meet at midnight for dates. Of course, they begin falling for each other, and of course, the old flame starts looking to get back together. It's coming out on the streaming service just in time for Valentine's Day from writer/director Jonah Feingold ("Dating & New York," "Bangarang"). It also stars Whitney Cummings ("Good Mourning") and Casey Thomas Brown ("Father of the Bride").

Watch the trailer for At Midnight

I can hear your thoughts. They probably sound like mine. "Oh, like 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall' with the tropical hotel and the manager and actors, and breakups, etc." "Naked run-in with the love interest like 'The Proposal!'" For some reason, even though I'm not always a rom-com person, the familiar notes don't seem to matter to me with this trailer. It really does look charming. Plus, formulas can work if you do them right. Just ask anyone who cannot move away from the television during the Hallmark Christmas movie marathons. With a rom-com, people usually do want comforting familiarity and a happy ending. If I'm going to watch one, I want that as well. 

Barbaro stood out to me in "Top Gun: Maverick," and in a film that I really enjoyed, one of my few complaints was not seeing more of her character. I love that she's getting a chance to shine here. I ... might actually watch a new rom-com! 

Here is the synopsis for the film: 

"At Midnight" centers around Alejandro (Diego Boneta, "Father of the Bride"), an ambitious hotel manager, and Sophie (Monica Barbaro, "Top Gun: Maverick"), a movie star navigating the politics of Hollywood. He's focused on opening his own boutique hotel. She's trying to focus on shooting her new superhero film, "Super Society 3," in hopes of getting her own spinoff, but catches her co-star (and boyfriend!) Adam (Anders Holm, "Workaholics") cheating. Fate strikes when the shoot brings them all to Alejandro's hotel in Mexico. Despite their radically different lives, Alejandro and Sophie begin to secretly meet At Midnight...

"At Midnight" will premiere on Paramount+ on February 10, 2023, in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, Latin America, Brazil, and Italy, with other markets to be announced at a later date.