Heart Parade review – a meandering rom-com with little spark

June 15, 2022
Daniel Hart 0
Film Reviews, Netflix, Streaming Service
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Summary

By the time you reach the third act, there’s an abundance of boredom that comes with it.

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Summary

By the time you reach the third act, there’s an abundance of boredom that comes with it.

This review of the Netflix film Heart Parade does not contain spoilers.

Have you ever witnessed a story involving a careerist who falls in love in the most unlikely of places? What an absurd question. Of course, you have. Carbon copy scripts are remolded into countless films yearly: Behold Heart Parade, another international Netflix film release with a regurgitated and unoriginal story.

It’s not Netflix’s fault, of course. Though, I’m sure those who wish for the streaming service to become obsolete would certainly blame them for releasing such a meandering rom-com. Unfortunately, with the number of romantic comedies we face each year, only a few get it right.

Heart Parade is a dragging experience, following a careerist named Magda who endures a crisis at work. She heads out on an assignment in Krakow and befriends a charming widower and his son. Of course, she doesn’t tell them she has encroached on their lives for professional reasons. I’m sure you can guess the rest of the story…

The performance of the lead actress isn’t the problem; she has spark as an individual, and her performance is on point. Unfortunately, the rom-com presents little chemistry between the lead character and the widower. It’s possible this is a script problem — following a careerist who has a distaste for dogs may have entered the writing on the extreme side of this personality. The characters, including Magda, needed to loosen and embrace the world of romance and what it could bring.

By the time you reach the third act, there’s an abundance of boredom that comes with it. Even the conclusion serves no thrills. It’s a shame because the cast is trying, but the story and direction do not help pull the strings.

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