Love In The Villa (2022)
What Will It Remind You Of?: With a heroine that loves the idea of love more than anything, the film has shades of 27 Dresses, though it lacks the cast chemistry and snappy dialogue of the 2008 flick.
Love in the Villa (2022)
These are movies where the Rotten Tomatoes score is an unspoken language and the opinion of others is moot. I'm talking about films about love that form individual relationships with members of their audience. I think that's anomalous.
Determined to enjoy herself, Julie arrives in Italy after a 22-hour journey from hell filled with screaming babies and lost luggage. Finally, at her villa where she expects to get some rest, Julie is shocked to find a half-naked British man named Charlie (Tom Hopper) in the space she rented. It turns out, the one-bedroom villa is double-booked.
Charlie is in town to work for a wine festival, and Julie is trying to attend all these romantic tours related to Romeo and Juliet, as well as some of the typical tourist attractions. The pair try to drive each other out of the villa by going to war with pranks until they escalate too far, and the police-- er, la polizia, arrive.
Parents need to know that Love in the Villa is a 2022 romantic comedy set in Verona. A couple meets cute: They both booked the same villa in Italy at the same time. Each tries to get the other to move out, until they fall in love. Language and sexual situations are tame. This is about romance, not sex. Adults drink alcohol. A man hangs from a balcony until the police save him. A woman sets cats on a man who's highly allergic. Two people throw plates at each other. Language includes "screw," "ass," "crap," "hell," "bollocks," "merda," and "piss."
In LOVE IN THE VILLA, Julie (Kat Graham of The Vampire Diaries) is a hopeless romantic and fan of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. She finally takes her long-hoped-for trip to Verona, Italy, the setting for The Bard's play about the two fictional star-crossed lovers. It's a supposedly magical and romantic city, but her trip starts as a nightmare. Her luggage is lost. Her cab driver is reckless. La Villa Romantica, her rental, is double-booked, and Charlie Fletcher (Tom Hopper of Merlin and Game of Thrones), the British wine broker who rents it once a year, refuses to leave. They grudgingly share, with each creating boobytraps and unpleasant incentives designed to kick the other out. He gives her luggage away. She has him arrested. Their feelings change just as both of their problematic partners show up expecting to get married. How will their Italian getaway end?
Everything about Love in the Villa is a second-rate copy of someone else's more well-executed plot idea. There are no surprises here and nothing original. Two people dislike each other and then fall in love. They treat each other badly until their feelings abruptly change. Each has an unsuitable significant other who just doesn't get them, and that, too, feels like a rip-off of other, better movies.
In a year where we get a lot of Italy is the country of love stories. This does feel like just another one to throw into the mix. It gets all the basics right, broken hearts coming together to realize the life they had been living is different to the life they want.
Can the pair overcome their minor disagreements to enjoy their vacation or are they destined to be rivals? And more importantly, if they can put their differences aside, will love blossom in the villa?
Romeo and Juliet superfan Julie (Kat Graham) can't wait to go on her dream tour of Verona, Italy, only for her longterm boyfriend Brandon (Raymond Ablack) to dump her. Julie goes on the trip anyway, only to find that the villa they were supposed to stay in has been double-booked with a cynical Englishman, Charlie (Tom Hopper), who is in town for Vinitaly. With no respite from the listing's owner Silvio (Emilio Solfrizzi), Julie and Charlie agree to share the villa for the week... an agreement that lasts until they both attempts to terrorize the other out of the villa. However, this prank war winds up sparking a genuine connection.
When she arrives at her reserved villa, Julie discovers that it has been double-booked, forcing her to share both her villa and her holiday with Charlie, a cynical but good-looking British man who is a wine expert in the home of Romeo and Juliet. After an argument akin to that seen between the Montagues and Capulets, the pair are forced to reside in the same villa and spend time together. As they get to know one another better in the picturesque city, they end up falling in love.
The manager of the villa shows up and admits that it was accidentally double booked due to an error in reservations. Charlie finds out that Julie broke up with her boyfriend and that she has nowhere else to go. Charlie, therefore, agrees to let her stay in the villa with him.
In the meantime, Charlie ends his relationship with Cassie after realizing he is completely in love with Julie. Although Cassie and Brandon attempt to reconcile with Charlie and Julie, they do not succeed.
Charlie sees Brandon proposing to Julie and jumps to the conclusion that she is committed. As a result, Charlie is oblivious that Julie actually rejected Brandon. After speaking with the villa manager, Charlie realizes that his only chance at love is to communicate his emotions to Julie. He then rushes to the villa in the hopes of catching Julie before she heads home.
The romantic environment of Verona, Italy, becomes a playground for an enemies-to-lovers affair in Love in the Villa (coming from writer and director Mark Steven Johnson, a name that might not ring any bells but is responsible for the infamously bad film adaptation of Daredevil). And just about the only upside here is that the film was shot on location, which makes the hopelessly romantic cheesiness of it all somewhat tolerable.
Those are just a few examples, but none of this comes across as funny or convincing that these people were not the problems in their respective relationships or deserving of love. As such, by the time these two find common ground and realize they do like one another, the film has already dug its grave. Eventually, some more characters are introduced (somehow even more grating), we move through unnecessary subplots, and the story arrives at its predictably yet fitting conclusion.
Though the pool is a similar size as last year's, the actual space around it is bigger than in the previous villa, which will give the islanders plenty of nooks to be pulled into for chats. Spencer confirmed this, saying they've got more "chill areas" this season.
And, if you were wondering whether the new villa means the iconic fire pit is gone, don't despair. A brand new fire pit has been built for the season, complete with colourful cactus and plenty of seating room for all the drama to unfold in comfort.
Despite the sloppy nature at the beginning, there was a turning point and it started to pick up toward the middle. I found myself hooked. The shots throughout the movie were beautiful, and I loved how the romantic essence of Italy was captured. There were moments between Julie and Charlie I felt drawn to; the raw and quiet moments where their personalities shined through was something the writers did a great job on.
I fell in love with the casting and the representation of a biracial couple as the main characters. This factor was a significant part of the movie because of all the discrimination black women have faced; seeing a white man fall in love with her breaks stereotypes.
Unfortunately, since they were renting the old villa, it was unavailable for shooting this time around. Knowing how popular the show is, it just makes sense to finally have a place to call their own, and Love Island is staying near Sant Llorenc des Cardassar in Majorca.
On August 4, 2022, Netflix dropped the official trailer for the film, which offers a glimpse of the lead character Julie's life. After a devastating breakup, she goes to Verona in Italy, but things take a hilarious turn when she finds out that the villa she booked has already been occupied by another man, Charlie. The trailer depicts Charlie and Julia's struggle to get along as they indulge in hilarious fights, one involving throwing food at each other in a restaurant.
The second half of the trailer shows the couple warming up to each other. Overall, the trailer has a lighthearted and comic touch that fans of romcom would certainly love. Viewers can look forward to an entertaining film replete with likable characters and funny moments. Along with the trailer, Netflix also shared a brief description of the film on their official YouTube channel, which states:
The platter contains horse meat, onions, carrots, cloves, and Valpolicella wine. Without a doubt, one of the top places to head to in order to sample this local food is Osteria Da Morandin Verona, an eatery which is still family run to this day.
The two get into such a destructive food fight and screaming match that a window is broken and the police arrive. Neither of them even seems that concerned about the amount of damage they've done to the villa.
Following her breakup with her boyfriend, a young woman decides to go on a trip to Verona, Italy, by herself, only to end up staying with a cynical British man after the villa she reserved turns out...Read more to be double-booked.
Following her breakup with her boyfriend, a young woman decides to go on a trip to Verona, Italy, by herself, only to end up staying with a cynical British man after the villa she...Read more reserved turns out to be double-booked.
A newly single woman, Julie (played by Kat Graham), books an Italian villa only to find out that her reservation is mistakenly (or destined to be) double-booked. Now, she will have to share the space with a cynical stranger Charlie (played by Tom Hopper). The movie starts with their petty fights and rounds with them confessing their love for each other.
Following her break-up Julie travels to Verona. Much to her dismay the house she has rented, La Villa Romantica, has already been rented out to wine-dealer Charlie Fletcher. Forced to co-habitate in this splendid villa, Julie and Charlie will start to get to know each other. 041b061a72