Netflix always seems to be adding international romances; From YES fares like Out of My League, JJ+E and Last Summer to more mature titles like My Amanda.
A Perfect Fit, and Say Yes, streamers know that we all need a little more love in our lives. It sounds like love, now available for streaming. As a Spanish mix of Netflix originals Someone Great and Dakota Johnson’s How to Be Single.
Maca (Maria Valverde) is an influential 29-year-old male assistant trying to become an “evil whore”.
Pippa (Miri Perez-Cabrero), Maca’s unbearable boss, treats him like trash. Paying very little and hoping for only the best, and Maca wonders how much longer he can do that. Luckily, she has two best friends by her side who help her deal with her problems.
Adriana (Susana Abaitua), who works at a bridal shop and has no interest in having s*x. With her husband, and Jimena (Elisabet Casanovas), who convinces her dead and reborn friend is near. And ready to fall in love with him again.
When Maca’s dream ex-boyfriend Leo (Alex Gonzalez) returns to Madrid years. Earlier after a silent and devastating departure, he questions everything.
She still harbours hatred and anger at Leo for leaving her, and when she starts dating one of her coworkers, a social influencer named Raquel (Eva Ugarte), things get more complicated.
Maka can’t shake her feelings for Leo (even if they’re very hostile at first), and after a few confusing signals, she doesn’t seem to get Maka out of her head either. With potential new jobs on the horizon and some big revelations – romantic and otherwise – ahead of us, year 29 could be the year Maca finally turns into a bad bitch.
Elizabeth Casanova is a whimsical delight as Maca Jimena’s wonderful best friend. Whether she’s undressing to seduce her chiropractor (the man she initially considers to be Santi’s true friend).
Or slapping her best friend in the face after a rough night, she brings a bit of exceptional brilliance into every scene that’s perfect for the scary role of the BFF. She adds an extra emotional feel to it.
The dialogue in Sounds Like Love isn’t much to write about:
But I overlooked some of Maca’s early stories when she referred to her thread situation, “I’m going to date myself, and I’m going to fuck her.” It sounds like love is an excellent example of adaptation made with both good and bad intentions.
This film has many stories to tell based on Elizabeth Benavent’s best-selling Spanish book series Canciones y Recuerdos. The problem with trying to cram that whole story into one film. However, it feels rushed and too long, an unintentional attempt to conjure up three stories. That the film can’t prioritize accurately.
Combined with the cheese story and the smashing of the four walls, Sounds Like Love often feels like tedious work. It’s also a shame because the cast is adorable, and some exciting things happen (Adriana overcame her bis*xuality, for one).
But the film can’t decide whether to treat Adriana and Jimena as primary or supporting actors in the Makasar Story. There are some cute and s*xy things about all of the characters and a little unexpected, very weird about Jimena’s plot. But it Sounds Like Love needs more than a few funny points to make up for all its flaws.
While the cast did their best, Sounds Like Love suffered from a useless script, an obscure central romance, and extended runtime. It sounds like love is at its best when it focuses on living a love that no longer fits the woman in the film, which is why the final frame in the film is such a disappointment. While it’s unclear if the Leo does Mac look was in her fantasy, it’s clear that she’s still thinking about it and looking forward to dating.
This doesn’t deny the growth he’s made in the movies, but it certainly stops him.