Under the Amalfi Sun (Sotto il sole di Amalfi (2022) is the sequel Under the Riccione Sun (2020) Italian coming of age comedy. It stars Lorenzo Zurzolo and Ludovica Martino and is directed by Martina Pastor.
Travel to the spectacular beaches of Amalfi, and enjoy this rom-com, where lovebirds Vicenzo and Camilla reunite. Summer sun, romance and beach fun!
Vicenzo and Camilla will meet again, this time around in the beautiful Amalfi Coast, after their first love encounter a year prior in Riccione. He is anxious to take the relationship a step further, and have Camilla move in with him. Camilla however, has a job offer on the other side of the Atlantic, which puts her in a bind. Should she pursue her career or give into her heart and stay with Vicenzo in Italy and build a life together? They are joined on this trip with their respective best friends, Furio and Nathalie. Might sparks fly between these two? Or will the mysterious Hans grab Nat’s heart?
Well, we were not disappointed, given that our expectations were not set high in light of our experience with the prequel. Under the Amalfi Sun is a lighthearted comedy, without doubt aimed at a young audience, who might actually enjoy it. You know, it has all the ingredients for breezy entertainment: beautiful people basking in the sun, yachting around, loads of music, party, and just enough drama to keep the audience pent up in slight intrigue, giving the story-line a modicum of allure. It seems that the name of the game in contemporary YA summer movie genre is that of young love overcoming common relationship dilemmas against a splendid sunny seaside backdrop in high resolution. Indeed, this is yet another coming of age love story set in a chic littoral town.
As a matter of fact, I had a déjà vu of sorts…. A few days ago we were served the teen love intrigue that unfolds in the French movie Dangerous Liaisons (2022), also set in a “stupendous” coastal town. Apparently, the expression ‘location, location,location’ is no longer exclusive to real estate, and can now be applied to low budget movie productions too. The scenery is what saves the watching experience for me. OK, I will admit the soundtrack pepped it up a bit, and kept me awake.
The plot is run of the mill. Living up to the requirements for an acceptable summer rom-com: beach sun, young dude loves young gal, both of whom have their best pals as sidekicks and of course. Could it be any blander? The script is so easy to digest that you will breeze through this movie. So just pour yourself a cold summer drink, sit back, and enjoy the scenery Amalfi has to offer.
Did you like the music in the film? The soundtrack includes songs by Guè, Luchè, Rose Villain, Bonnie P., Thegiornalisti, Alessandra Amoroso, Boomdabash and many more artists that we are sure you will love!. You can listen the tracks here.
Known for the movies Questo è il mio paese (2015), Sconnessi (2016), You Can’t Kiss the Bride (2019) and Under the Riccione Sun (2020).
Actress known for the movies Lovely Boy (2021), My Brother, My Sister (2021), Una boccata d’aria (2922) and The Turning Point (2021), and the series Liberi tutti (2019) y Carosello Carosone (2021). And, of course, for the Netflix movie , Under the Riccione Sun (2020).
July 13, 2022.
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Cast & Crew. Movie Review
Under the Amalfi Sun (2022)
Movie title: Sotto il sole di Amalfi
Movie description: A year into their relationship, Camilla and Vincenzo decide to go on vacation to the Amalfi Coast, which inevitably will put their love for each other to the test.
Date published: July 11, 2022
Duration: 90 mins
Director(s): Martina Pastori
Actor(s): Lorenzo Zurzolo, Ludovica Martino, Davide Calgaro, Isabella Ferrari, Luca Ward, Kyshan Wilson, Nicolas Maupas
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama, Teen
Well, we were not disappointed, given that our expectations were not set high in light of our experience with the prequel. Under the Amalfi Sun is a lighthearted comedy, without doubt aimed at a young audience, who might actually enjoy it. You know, it has all the ingredients for breezy entertainment: beautiful people basking in the sun, yachting around, loads of music, party, and just enough drama to keep the audience pent up in slight intrigue, giving the story-line a modicum of allure.
Cinematography - 3.2/10
Plot - 3.6/10
Soundtrack - 6.4/10
Actors - 4.8/10