F*ck Love Too review – a soulless rom-com with zero spark between the characters

May 20, 2022
Daniel Hart 0
Film Reviews, Netflix, Streaming Service
1.5

Summary

The believability and chemistry between the characters are not sold enough for an investment, and the film struggles to understand which storyline to focus on more.

1.5

Summary

The believability and chemistry between the characters are not sold enough for an investment, and the film struggles to understand which storyline to focus on more.

This review of the Netflix film F*ck Love Too does not contain spoilers.

What do you get when you combine a few romantic tropes into one film? You get F*ck Love Too. And I suppose the first thing that comes to my mind is Love, Actually from a comparative sense, which brings in several characters with their own journey. This Netflix film follows a group of friends, all going through their romantic predicaments and needing to show some personal growth. Mistakes are made, but there’s hope for all of them.

But F*ck Love Too is a soulless project and one that I was disappointed with throughout. The believability and chemistry between the characters are not sold enough for an investment, and the film struggles to understand which storyline to focus on more. From marriage problems to having a baby with two different women, the directors struggle to zone in on the main stories.

And maybe that’s the problem. Maybe F*ck Love Too was trying too much with the romantic comedy tropes. Including all the lead female stars meant choosing priorities, but the directors (Aram van de Rest, Appie Boudellah) tried to bring a middle ground. The middle ground does not work. It brings the film down to a below-average experience. The film needs juice and energy, not the cast showing up to do their lines. The film needs investment, but it becomes a storyboarding experience desperate for a spark. 

From a rom-com perspective, F*ck Love Too is everything you’d expect. For the routine rom-com fan, there’s probably pleasure in this. However, from a character development perspective, entwined with the plot, this Netflix film is another dud, I’m afraid, and it does not come recommended.

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