Title: This little love of mine
Actors: Saskia Hampele, Liam McIntyre, Lynn Gilmartin
Director: Christine Luby
Writers: Georgia Harrison
Length: 1h and 31 minutes
My rating: 6/10
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The little love of mine
Workaholic lawyer Laura returns to the island where she came from. She is not there to see her family and friends or for a vacation. She is there to convince her old friend Chip to take over his family’s company. But Chip is not interested, he wants to do something else. But he will read the contract if Laura will do things just for fun with him like horsebackriding.
The other day I wished that Netflix would make more romance movies and now it is summer and a lot of romance movies are coming out in the next few weeks. And I am now so happy. I love to watch a predictable romance movie. They always make me feel good.
But on the other hand, I know that Netflix is really great at making amazing series, but not so much when it comes to making great movies. And I am going, to be honest, this was another disappointment. Somehow I still expect amazing romance movies because the quality of their series is amazing. But that is why I am always disappointed. These romance movies are more like Hallmark romance movies. I mean, they are not so good but somehow you still end up watching the whole thing. It is a guilty pleasure of mine.
For a Hallmark type of movie, this movie is okay. It is romantic and also cringey. The thing is that I was missing the chemistry between the two. I was just not feeling it. And that is the most important thing in romance movies, there has to be chemistry between the two. But that was missing for me in this movie.
And there were some weird things in this movie. It was maybe too much. I mean, the firework at the end was definitely too much. They tried to make this movie too perfect, but that was a mistake. It made it worse. Sometimes less is more. The actors are just average and not great. Sometimes it was even hard to watch. They also made a few mistakes. Like Laura was wearing a lot of make-up while she was sleeping. Not very realistic since nobody wears make-up in bed. And I saw that this was supposed to be an Australian movie? I am not an expert at accent and all that, but this was more an accent from the US.
Let’s end this review by saying that the island was beautiful. I just needed to say something positive about this movie.
If you are going to watch this movie, do not expect an incredible romance movie. It is more a Hallmark kind of movie. If you love those Hallmark movies, you will like this one too. It is romance and cliché.