– Published on June 25, 2022 at 11:13
Netflix released a new movie on June 22: Love & Gelato. Adapted from the book of the same name by Jenna Evans Welch, this romantic comedy did not win unanimous support from viewers. And the least we can say is that salty criticism is raining!
Netflix is well known for its hit series. Much less for his movies. The VOD platform proves it again with Love & Gelato. This is a romantic comedy adapted from a book by Jenna Evans Welch released in 2016. The film tells the story of a 17-year-old girl, Lina, who goes to Rome to honor the memory of his mother. She finds herself in a more chaotic society than the one she knew before, almost the opposite of her overly serious personality. It is then that she will live an unexpected romance and meet an atypical family. These are all adventures that will challenge it.
between culture shock, Italy, romance and best-selling book, the screenplay could have been very rich. But no sooner had the film been released than the reviews started pouring in. To quote a user on Twitter : “ VSHow did the producers of Love & Gelato manage to screw it up when their script is right in the book? This shit is already written for us, how did you manage to screw it up?!?! “. You will understand, the ssynopsis of the film did not please. Many readers consider the book one of their favorites, especially in the United States. Expectations were therefore all the higher, but Netflix failed to meet them.
Netflix has strayed too far from the book
In fact, Netflix’s main criticism is that the movie got too far from the book. Those who have read the book will have noticed that Jenna Evans Welch talks about a trip to Florence, and not in Rome. The film also shows that Lina and her mother were to go to Italy together after her daughter graduated. It adds drama to the story when her mother dies and Lina has to go to Italy alone. However, in the book, the mother of Lina had planned from the start that her daughter would have to go there alone. So many elements that added to the annoyance in front of a film of an overall average quality. We therefore hope that Netflix will release better movies in the future.