25 March 2014 | jonrpatrick
I wanted to like it...
I love movies with some flavor and fun, think of EuroTrip, which is how I found this movie - searching for EuroTrip on Netflix. In spite of the poor rating, I decided to give it a shot. If you want to turn off your brain for a while and watch some amazing scenery, with a potentially interesting story, you won't regret watching this. However, ultimately there's no point to the movie. The lead actor is just weak and can't carry a scene. His new buddy Lele is a strong actor, as are the leading ladies. The other 2 new male friends in Italy are just nasty. Some characters actions make no sense, they never ask for help, characters slip into and out of English/Italian even when they supposedly don't speak the language. The plot gets mixed and pointless, with some odd camera work just to keep you off balance. But the worst sin is it never builds. There's no tension, no sense that it won't all work out in the end. And a building romantic relationship is suddenly just - gone. I kept expecting the main characters to work through everything and to stay in Italy building a life together, but noooo. They split without any sense of loss at all. It has so much potential, but ultimately had no direction, acting, or any redeeming qualities.