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The Map of Tiny Perfect Things Is the Pure Happy Rom-Com You Need RN

'The Map of Tiny Perfect Things' Is the Pure Happy Rom-Com You Need RN

'The Map of Tiny Perfect Things' Is the Pure Happy Rom-Com You Need RN

PRIDE chats with the stars of Amazon Prime Video's newest, cute AF romantic comedy! 

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In a world full of too many melodramatic, depressing high school stories to count, Amazon Prime Video's latest (and cute AF!) title, The Map of Tiny Perfect Things, is here to save the day! 

Part Groundhog Day-esque romantic comedy, part coming-of-age, The Map of Tiny Perfect Things tells the story of Mark (American Horror Story's Kyle Allen) and Margaret (Freaky, Detective Pikachu, The Society's Kathryn Newton), the only two teens in a small town stuck in what seems to be a never-ending time loop. Though having to relive the same day over and over and over again seems like a nightmare, the two decide to make the best of it and set about documenting the little everyday moments (the "perfect things") that make life worthwhile. The result is a wholesome, super sweet, classic love story we can't keep our eyes off of.

PRIDE got to sit down with the stars of the film, including Kathryn Newton, Kyle Allen, and Jermaine Harris, to talk about why a film like this is much needed in these crazy times we live in, what they admire most about their characters, romantic comedies, and more! 

"Mark, he's like a puppy dog," Kyle said about what drew him to his character, Mark, a character who is a genuinely good guy in a sea full of angsty, toxic bad boys.. "He's, he's just, he's just happy to be there, you know? I think it ends up getting really deep for him, and he's not always right. He makes the wrong assumptions. He makes the wrong decisions, but when he runs up against something, he adjusts course and he just does it. I think his authenticity, he's really genuine in that way. And I really, I respect him for that."

"I really love rom-coms and I've been wanting to do one for a while, and this one falls more on the side of an honest portrayal of what it's like to be a teenager," Kathryn told PRIDE about what drew her to The Map of Tiny Perfect Things. "You know, I feel like whether you're in a time loop or not, being a teenager is so hard, and like you're in like this teenage wasteland, and you're bored and you're just waiting for your life to begin. I was so interested in Margaret because I felt like I was Margaret. I wanted to know why she wanted to stay there. And we all think that falling in love, or like graduating high school, like all these things in life, you try to get to, but then nothing changes anyway. So why does this boy, Mark, help her so much? What is it about him that makes her move on? I think the biggest takeaway is that you sometimes need other people to show you that you should keep going and have hope that you can have a better future, especially when you're young. Everything seems like the end of the world when you're young."

The Map of Tiny Perfect Things is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video!

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Raffy Ermac

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Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel

Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel