How to watch Love at First Sight in New Zealand

If you liked Strangers on a Train but thought it could use more romance and less murder, boy are you in luck. This one is essentially Strangers on a Plane. Curious? read on, rom-com fans…

How to watch Love at First Sight in New Zealand

Adapted from the best-selling novel The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith, Love at First Sight is streaming exclusively on Netflix in New Zealand.

What is Love at First Sight about?

Well, it’s all there in the title, really. But in case you’re a little more detail-oriented, here’s the official synopsis courtesy of Netflix: “After missing her flight from New York to London, Hadley (Haley Lu Richardson) meets Oliver (Ben Hardy) in a chance encounter at the airport that sparks an instant connection. A long night on the plane together passes in the blink of an eye but upon landing at Heathrow, the pair are separated and finding each other in the chaos seems impossible. Will fate intervene to transform these seat mates into soul mates?”

So, love, luck, fate, and destiny, all in a neat little rom-com package with two ridiculously charismatic stars? Sounds good.

The cast of Love at First Sight

In addition to Haley Lu Richardson as Hadley and Ben Hardy as Oliver (oh, Oliver Hardy, that’s funny) the cast includes Rob Delaney, Sally Phillips, Dexter Fletcher (who directed Hardy in Bohemian Rhapsody), David Ruby, and Jameela Jamil. Behind the camera, Vanessa Caswill is on directing duties, while screenwriter Katie Lovejoy adapted the novel.

Love at First Sight trailer

What are the critics saying about Love at First Sight?

Over on Rotten Tomatoes, Love at First Sight is getting solid reviews, with the two leads praised for elevating the somewhat hoary material. So if you like this sort of thing, this is the sort of thing you’ll like, we guess.