On top of being completely predictable, Resort to Love was full of over-dramatized scenes

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The movie poster for Resort to Love

Netflix may be one of my favorite streaming services, but that certainly doesn’t mean I’m a fan of all the original content that they put into the world of TV and movies.

Resort to Love, another Netflix rom-com, includes all the normal events a Netflix original movie is expected to bring to the screen. 

Nothing about the plot, characters, events, themes, or any other elements of the movie surprised me or left me gasping on behalf of the characters. 

Long story short, a singer gets her heart broken, moves away, and thinks she will never see her ex again. Then, plot twist—or lack thereof. He shows up, and now there’s drama between them and the people they are with. Yet, everything turns out perfectly fine in the end.   

Resort to Love, starring Christina Milian, Sinqua Walls, Jay Pharoah, and T.J Power, is a movie that encompasses the life of a singer, Erica Wilson, who hits a rough spot in her life after her fiance broke up with her one month before the wedding.

In an attempt to get Erica back on her feet with her singing career and to not let her broken relationship ruin her life, she gets a flyer with a job opening for a hotel singer in a luxurious hotel which she decides to pursue. 

I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the movie was actually filmed in the Republic of Mauritius, a beautiful East African Island Nation in the Indian Ocean; seeing the backdrop of the luscious green mountain ranges and sparkling clear ocean was probably my favorite part of the movie. 

On top of the movie being one predictable mess, I felt like all the scenes were overdramatized. A normal, everyday interaction, such as seeing someone you know on the streets, does not usually call for excessive squealing and prancing toward each other, ending with an exaggerated embrace. 

On top of the movie being one predictable mess, I felt like all the scenes were overdramatized.”

The drama in the movie begins when Erica’s ex-fiance, Jason, travels to the hotel she works at with his new fiance to get married. Erica tries to hide the fact that she and Jason were ever together in an attempt to spare his bride’s, Beverly’s, feelings. But as she and Erica inconveniently grow closer, this becomes harder and harder. At the same time, Erica develops feelings for Jason’s brother, Caleb. 

I bet you can just imagine how that turns out.

I knew from the beginning how everything would end up coming to a close. It may have been a cute romance that gave Erica closure from her previous relationship and the motivation to move on, but I really don’t see the need for a whole movie to take on a plot that has already been seen and done. 

Though the plot and characters missed the mark for me, the soundtrack, though not anything original, was fairly decent. 

Among the 18 songs sprinkled in the movie, five of them were by Christina Milian. There were more subtle tracks mixed in as well, but all the ones Erica sings are by Christina Milian. Netflix seemed to want to take these older classics and bring them back to the surface in this movie. 

If anything, the soundtrack and the tropical backdrop made watching Resort to Love the least bit bearable. However, I really hope Netflix gets the idea that some storylines do get old.