Netflix will, now and then, debut a romantic comedy. Most of the time they tend to appear without the same fanfare as say their thrillers. They can be wins or misses. Their latest is here and we’re ready to examine which category it trips into. a tourist’s guide to love
A Tourist’s Guide to Love (2023) Netflix Review
Believing she’s about to have a sparkly ring, Amanda Riley (Rachael Leigh Cook) is excited about her life. Everything is lining up! Until it doesn’t. Working as a travel executive, in disappointment Amanda accepts a job going incognito to discover more about the tourist industry in Vietnam. Hoping this will reinspire her, what she doesn’t expect is the people she meets, including an interesting tour guide (Scott Ly).‘A TOURIST’S GUIDE TO LOVE’: A COLORFUL BUT NOT MEMORABLE NETFLIX ROM-COM Click To Tweet
When it comes to romantic comedies, Rachael Leigh Cook has been in her share of them. From cult classics to now, more recently, streaming romance movies, she’s pretty familiar. With exception to Freddie Prinze Jr. in She’s all That, what she hasn’t had is a super familiar co-star. And even at this, Freddie Prinze Jr. just may have had his breakout in She’s All That. Saying this because I don’t know her co-lead here, Scott Ly. He’s plays the role fine, but I’ve seen Rachael with co-stars I like better. There’s something about her that works in this type of role.
The concept of the film is fun and I like the travel elements. That makes it more fun and also gives the characters some time outside of Amanda’s world and provides us with some cute little moments that double as being romantic. Additionally, there is a scene reminiscent of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before which makes the story cuter yet. Plus, if you like cultural things in a vacation romance, there is plenty of these here.
At the credits end, the film is a good time and we enjoy the adventure aspect as well as the fun the characters seem to have together.
You can stream A Tourist’s Guide to Love digitally on Amazon Video
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Content: nothing much of note in this TV-PG romance. There is a same sex couple on the trip if that bothers you. There is some kissing and talk of living together, but this is, surprisingly, clean.