Netflix Romantic Comedies to Watch during Coronavirus Home Quarantine
Netflix Romantic Comedies
Publish- April 07, 2020, 07:23 PM
Rifat Tabassam - UNB staff writer
Update- April 07, 2020, 09:28 PM
Are you feeling fed up staying at home for days after days during the quarantine period? Worrying about COVID-19 pandemic can weaken your immune system. You can watch entertaining movies, and web series to keep your mind engaged avoiding anxiety. In this article we have selected and reviewed some Netflix romantic comedy movies and web-series which are worth watching during your quarantine.
This American romantic comedy film has been directed by Roger Kumble. This film starts with Gabriela (played by Christina Milian), housing designer, who resides in San Francisco, USA. Gabriela’s jackass boss could hardly value her talent and passion for work. The indifferent attitude of her numb boyfriend leads to their break up. Losing both her job and boyfriend Gabriela gets broken-hearted. While sobbing on the couch and indulging into wine she pours her emotion into an online essay writing contest called “win an inn”. As a stroke of luck, she wins the contest and from this point the real story starts.
Through a long uncomfortable journey, Gabriela finally reaches her inn located somewhere in rustic New Zealand. Here she meets a handsome muscular guy named Jake (played by Adam Demos). The inn looks gorgeous only in picture, but is in haphazard state in reality. The small town is populated with unsophisticated inhabitants. You will enjoy the shrewish activities of Charlotte (played by Anna Jullienne).
As a local building contractor, Jake extends a helping hand towards Gabriela to repair the inn. Though she shows disinterest initially, later she made a partnership with Jake. While working, the chemistry between the duos mounts over the business deal. Then she has to make a decision between way back home with her dumb boyfriend and starting a new life with Jake in New Zealand.
Amar Akbar & Tony
Written and directed by Atul Malhotra, this movie plots on the friendship of three young men living in West London. This movie triggers towards the assimilation of varied ethnic groups. The three main characters of this movie were raised in the same neighborhood. The story starts with a Sikh boy Amar, who immigrated to England with his family. Amar’s father opened the 14th Indian restaurant on the High Road. Akbar, the second main character, was raised by an immigrant Muslim family. The third character Tony represents a white young man who belongs to an Irish catholic family.
As the story forwards, these three friends grow up, fall in love with different girls and try to find good jobs. Tony falls in love with an Asian girl who has a wicked brother. The story takes a sharp turn when Amar was sentenced three-year jail for the accusation of an accidental murder while saving the lives of his two dearest friends at a dance club. The real climax of this film starts off, when Amar got released from prison. The reactions of society, sympathy of friends and struggle of Amar will encourage you to see life from a different perspective. Though not a political film, this ‘Amar, Akbar & Tony’ focuses on Britain immigrants. With a superb blend of comedy, emotion, romance, and drama, this film can make your quarantine period enjoyable.
Always Be My May Be
Always Be My Maybe is a marvelous romantic comedy. It is a story of two childhood best friends Sasha and Marcus (played by Ali Wong and Randall Park as adults) who grow up in the same neighborhood, then get apart choosing different paths of life, and eventually reunite as adults, discovering themselves in a total reverse economic circumstances.
Sasha, the female lead role, acquires the position of a famous celebrity chef, while Marcus, the male lead role, still lives in his childhood residence and assists his father in their family-run air conditioning company. The duo meets again and remembers the moments they spent together, when Sasha visits her hometown after several years. The chemistry between this pair will entertain you. As the story advances the complicacies of life prohibit them to stay together. Marcus suffers from self-doubt, while Sasha bears ambitions to launch more restaurants. Their different personalities and approaches in life shoot a challenge in their relationship.
This well-written, well-filmed, and well-structured movie will charm you with sharp dialogues in an upbeat tone. Though this film won’t show any new theme, it will make you laugh with traditional and familiar flavor. Watching this romantic comedy you can be entertained and have a great time.
It is an Asian (Indian) web television series created by Pocket Aces. The language used is mostly English, with a few expressions in local dialogue. The theme circulates around a couple - Kavya Kulkarni (Mithila Palkar) and Dhruv Vats (Dhruv Sehgal) - living in Mumbai. This romantic series focuses on the day to life of this couple explored through feelings, struggle, problems, challenges, and conversation.
The couple represent the young generation of this time who often go through the fear of missing out due to social media, trying restaurants for new cuisines, late-night cravings for fast food, etc. Besides fun and romance, the characters experience some personal and professional crises. Dhruv tries to reconnect with an old friend with whom he grew up. Later Dhruv quit from his job due to a loss of interest, which makes him acting like "aimless" while Kavya gets promoted with a pay hike. This difference triggers a fight between them.
In this web series the story highlights upon realistic issues that a couple may face every now and then. Furthermore, this web series will draw your attention on how the impact of urbanization and social structures of the large cities are shrinking humanity. Watching this series you may find many similarities with your own life.