'Under the Riccione Sun' Preview: Will the Netflix dramedy's multiple plotlines win a thumbs up from viewers?
The realm of entertainment has had enough experience with romance, drama and comedy. A significant number of films over the years have taken deep dives into these subjects, thus offering a good amount of love to cherish and endless laughter to relish. Touching upon the most famous combination, Netflix is all set to offer us its latest Italian romantic-comedy film 'Under the Riccione Sun' which is dropping on July 1 on the streaming site.
Helmed by Younuts, the movie boasts an ensemble cast, featuring young actors such as Lorenzo Zurzolo, Cristiano Caccamo and Isabella Ferrari. The official synopsis for the 'Under the Riccione Sun' reads: "While vacationing on the beaches of Riccione, a group of teens become friends and help each other manage romantic relationships and summer crushes."
As the synopsis states, the movie follows a group of teenagers who help one another experience fling, love and heartbreak during their time by the beach. The trailer gives a glimpse of its characters, including a nerd who tries hard to win women with his customary humor and a swimming instructor, who is after his girlfriend’s best friend. There’s also an old man, a playboy back in the day, offering dating lessons to his young trainee, who is struggling to have a chance with women.
Perhaps to strike a balance in a movie full of bikini-clad girls and horny boys, it has introduced a subplot through two of its middle-aged characters, who find love unexpectedly while vacationing at the Riccione beach. While the trailer establishes that there is a lot happening in the movie throughout, it remains to be seen if it could appease the viewers or if the multiple plotlines would serve as a major distraction from the actual theme of the film.
It’s not hard to fathom what would happen if one tries to bring the elements of romance, drama and comedy into the same frame. More often than not, one of the aspects tends to overpower the others, leaving many voids in the end. However, taking into consideration that 'Under the Riccione Sun' has tried incorporating different factors with each of its characters, we could expect a little bit of something from each one of them.
'Under the Riccione Sun' premieres on July 1 on Netflix.