Love In The Villa is the latest Netflix rom-com to debut this summer, after films like A Perfect Pairing, Wedding Season, Purple Hearts, and Hello, Goodbye and Everything In Between. This one utilizes the typical romantic comedy formula of enemies to lovers – does its romantic Italian setting create a lasting spark?
The Gist: Third grade teacher and Romeo and Juliet obsessive Julie (Kat Graham) is planning a detailed trip to Verona with her boyfriend Brandon (Raymond Ablack) to visit the city that screams love to her. But when Brandon asks for space, she’s forced to go on the trip herself. When she arrives at the villa she’s booked in the heart of Verona, she finds yet another nasty surprise: the villa has been double-booked, and she’ll have to share the apartment with a British wine seller Charlie (Tom Hopper), whom she butts heads with immediately. After a tit-for-tat set of pranks, the duo call a truce and begin to learn things about one another, secretly falling in love. All is going well until both of their exes arrive in town to win them back, and Julie and Charlie will have to decide where their heart lies.