Actors: Naomi Krauss, Goran Bogdan, Adnan Marai
Director: Vanessa Jopp
Writers: Jane Ainscough, Alex Kendall
Genre: Romance, Drama
My Rating: 8/10
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Zeynep’s mother bought a house in Croatia many years ago but never told anyone. Zeynep only finds out after her death and after the funeral, she decides to go to Croatia. Zeynep is unhappy in her relationship and wants to find happiness again. She arrives late at night, when she wakes up in the morning she wakes up next to a stranger. Josip agreed with Zeynep’s mother that he could live on the property until someone came. Zeynep wants to turn this house into an Airbnb place, but Josip is doing everything he can to make sure she is not going to do that.
Finally a new romance movie on Netflix. I already saw a little bit of the trailer and I knew that the main characters all would have accents. But this movie contains a lot of different cultures/languages. Zeynep is Turkish but lives in Germany. Josip is Croatian. But to communicate with each other, they speak English. I like that there are so many different cultures/languages in one movie. For the ones who hate reading subtitles, it is going to be a nightmare though. Unless you speak all four languages.
Normally, in a romantic movie, the main characters are young and look so beautiful. Very Hollywood. This is the opposite, which is pretty refreshing. She is 49 and he is a little younger than that I believe. They don’t have ‘Hollywood’ bodies. But this is good. It shows that you can find love later in life too. Love is for everyone, not just when you are young and beautiful.
The acting was good, I liked the storyline too. It was kind of funny at some points. That Macron (premier of France) joke was funny, but her comeback at that joke was amazing. If you don’t know Macron is married to an older woman. She was angry because Josip made fun of her because she was making out with a 25-year-old. She wonders why people find it okay when an older man dates a young woman, but find it weird when an older woman dates a younger man. I completely agree with that. Stupid double standards.
Overall, I really enjoyed watching this movie. It gave me a little bit of Mamma Mia vibes because Mamma Mia was also filmed in Croatia. But it also reminded me of ‘Eat pray love’, where the main character isn’t happy and travels to find happiness and finds love too. But I can definitely recommend this movie.