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‘Under the Amalfi Sun’ (Sotto il sole di Amalfi) Netflix Movie Review - Unable to Grab the Attention

The movie is set one year after Riccione as Vincenzo invites Camilla and Furio to his father’s home on the mythical Amalfi Coast

Riya Singh - Wed, 13 Jul 2022 21:51:28 +0100 8153 Views
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Under the Riccione Sun’s Sequel Under the Almalfi Sun is about Vincenzo, his girlfriend, and other important people of his life coming to the Amalfi Coast and moving on further in their lives.

Under the Amalfi Sun shows all the main characters going to Amalfi, a town in Italy, and figuring out things in their lives. The film runs for 96 minutes and is extremely difficult to watch. The characters had not been thoroughly developed and the plot also lacked something that would attract the audience to watch the entire film in one go. I don’t understand why Under the Riccione Sun needed a sequel. But as per the creators, it did, and here we are now with Under the Almalfi Sun.

Vincenzo is inviting his girlfriend Camilla and her friend to spend the summer with him and Furio in Amalfi. This story is set a year after the original film. Vincenzo and Camilla reunite after and year as she was in Canada. The film is only good at showing the beauty and culture of this Italian town. Camilla is doubtful if their relationship would remain the same as it was before. On the other hand, Vincenzo has no doubts and just loves his girlfriend.

Irene, Vincenzo’s mother, and her boyfriend Lucio are also tested as they are going through a lot of things, They like to call it “retroactive jealousy”. Every partner in this film can be seen getting doubtful about the other one, and this is what I didn't like. Nate and Hans have their own little thing going on. “Bad boys bring bad problems” was a great line, and I found it very funny because of the time at which it was said.

Needless to say, making this sequel was a wrong decision. Some movies spoil their fun and uniqueness after their sequel is made. Something similar happened with Under the Amalfi Sun. They damaged the experience the audience had with the first film itself.

The first film was a lot more worthy of watching. It offered viewers something unique and carefree. Directed by Martina Posti and the cast includes Ludovica Martino, Isabella Ferrari, Lorenzo Zurzolo, and Luca Ward with the other supporting cast this film wasted all the efforts and ruined the fun.

In my opinion, this sequel is a wasted effort and Under the Riccione Sun could have been better without it. The film is boring and is not able to grab the attention of its viewers right from the beginning. The character of Vincenzo is also not very convincing. At some points, his acting of being a blind person was not up to the mark and my efforts were just focused on finding out that he is not able to pretend that he is blind or not. More time could have been devoted to the development of these characters. In the end, what was satisfying to watch was when Irene got her lost confidence back. The setting of Amalfi has been used to its best, and this won’t disappoint you.

Final Score – [5/10]
Reviewed by - Riya Singh
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