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‘Zero to Hero’ (2024) Netflix Movie Review - From Liposuction Mishaps to Love Triangles

The film follows a wannabe rockstar who inadvertently assumes the identity of a famous Sertanejo singer after a liposuction mishap, sparking unexpected romantic entanglements with an old flame.

Anjali Sharma - Wed, 03 Apr 2024 20:10:06 +0100 624 Views
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"Zero to Hero" (or "Rodeio Rock") is a delightful romp through the world of mistaken identity, liposuction mishaps, and unexpected love connections. Directed by Marcelo Antunez, this Brazilian romantic comedy hits Netflix screens like a splash of caipirinha on a hot summer day. Starring the charming Lucas Lucco as the wannabe rockstar-turned-Sertanejo sensation and Carla Diaz as the fiery old flame who reignites his passion, "Zero to Hero" offers a concoction of music, romance, and identity crises that's as refreshing as a dip in the Atlantic Ocean.

Let's start with the positives because, hey, every film deserves its moment in the sun. First off, the plot is like a well-tuned guitar – engaging, melodic, and with just the right amount of strings attached. We follow Hero, played with gusto by Lucas Lucco, as he unwittingly steps into the boots (or should I say cowboy boots?) of the comatose Sertanejo superstar Sandro Sanderlei. Talk about a case of mistaken identity! But fear not, because where there's chaos, there's comedy, and "Zero to Hero" serves up laughs aplenty. From the awkward moments of Hero trying to navigate Sandro's life to the hilarious encounters with fans who are none the wiser, the film keeps the chuckles rolling like tumbleweeds in the desert.

And speaking of chuckles, let's tip our hats to the cast. Lucas Lucco shines as the lovable underdog turned accidental heartthrob, bringing just the right blend of charm and cluelessness to the role. Carla Diaz sizzles as Lulli, the old flame who reignites Hero's passion and sets the stage for some steamy romantic entanglements. And let's not forget Felipe Hintze, who delivers a standout performance as the ill-fated Sandro Sanderlei. Even in a coma, the guy steals the scene!

But alas, every rose has its thorn, and "Zero to Hero" is no exception. While the plot may hit all the right notes, it's not exactly breaking new ground. You can practically see the twists and turns coming from a mile away, like a GPS navigating you through rush hour traffic. And let's face it, the film does rely on a few too many romantic comedy clichés for its own good. I mean, do we really need another love triangle set against the backdrop of a liposuction clinic?

Then there's the pacing. Don't get me wrong, "Zero to Hero" moves at a brisk pace, but there are moments where it feels like the director hit fast-forward on the remote. One minute we're basking in the glow of Hero's newfound fame, and the next we're rushing headlong into yet another contrived romantic subplot. It's like trying to keep up with a Samba dancer after too many caipirinhas – exhilarating, but a little dizzying.

And let's not forget about the characters. While Hero and Lulli are given plenty of room to shine, some of the supporting players feel like they're stuck in the background like wallflowers at a high school dance. Sure, they're there to fill out the scene, but do we really care about their hopes and dreams? Not so much.

But hey, let's not throw the baby out with the bathwater. Despite its flaws, "Zero to Hero" is a rollicking good time that's sure to leave you tapping your toes and humming a catchy tune. So grab some popcorn, settle in on the couch, and prepare to be whisked away on a whirlwind adventure of music, love, and identity crises. Just don't forget to wear your cowboy boots – you never know when you might need to step into someone else's shoes.

Final Score - [6/10]
Reviewed by - Anjali Sharma
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Publisher at Midgard Times



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