Squared Love review – a teacher by day, a model by night

February 11, 2021
Daniel Hart 0
Film Reviews, Netflix
3.5

Summary

Squared Love will leave audiences desperate for the conclusion to come in a slightly cheesy, but well delivered, intimate story.

3.5

Summary

Squared Love will leave audiences desperate for the conclusion to come in a slightly cheesy, but well delivered, intimate story.

This review of Netflix film Squared Love contains no spoilers. The romance film was released on the streaming service on February 11, 2021.

What I truly liked about Squared Love is how it reimagines the Superman-effect in the romance genre. The film follows a celebrity journalist and womanizer named Enzo who starts to rethink his life choices when he crosses paths with a model who is leading a double life.

That model is called Monika, and by day she dresses completely differently; she wears large glasses, and ties her hair right back — she’s a teacher, and the children absolutely adore her. Her secret modelling career provides extra income to support her father. Monika teaches Enzo’s niece at school, but she’s also part of modelling projects with the celebrity with her alias name Klaudia.

It’s that kind of dumb kookiness from the characters that charms; how Enzo and others cannot see how Monika/Klaudia are the same character. On one hand, Enzo sees pure beauty and charisma, and with the other, he sees intellect and cuteness; and that resonates powerfully with the audience. It encourages the audience to be frustrated — how can he not see it is the same woman? The irony is that Enzo is looking for both in life — he clearly wants beauty and brains. Of course, Klaudia wears a wig as well, but the glasses strikingly cover her features on her face.

With that premise, it’s clear where Netflix’s Squared Love is heading, but it also brings in other important themes; it explores vanity and the importance of being yourself; it explores the significance of family and friends, and how holding your community can be a warm feeling. The film tries its earnest best not to make this just about the genre, but adding in depths to the characters that complement the themes; their strengths and flaws.

Squared Love will leave audiences desperate for the conclusion to come in a slightly cheesy, but well delivered, intimate story.

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