Want to fantasize about summer in Italy without leaving the comfort of your couch? Well, this summertime feel-good movie is perfect for you!
The movie adaptation of Jenna Evans Welch’s Love & Gelato is now streaming on Netflix. It is the perfect sunny, adventurous, coming-of-age film to match the heat of the season. “People come to Italy for all sorts of reasons, but when they stay, it’s for the same two things – love and gelato”.
The film follows Lina who spends the summer in Italy after her mother’s passing, only to find one of her journals from her time in Italy. Lina then embarks on an adventure to see the beautiful cityscapes through the eyes of her mother with her journal as her guide. In this coming-of-age film, Lina finds adventures, romances, and hidden bakeries and unearths an even deeper secret of her being in Italy. To find and connect with her father.
This is the perfect summer read turned into cinema that will have you swoon and giggle over all the cute scenes, and almost have you book the first flight out for Italian summers and delicious gelatos. It is filled wonderfully enamored with hope, love, and every other cute fuzzy feeling all at once. Tie in all the fluff with strength and healing as Lina walks in her mother’s footsteps to self-discovery. What more could anyone ask for, this will have you undeniably, inexplicably, and explicitly in love with this film.