Through My Window: Across the Sea Review – a subpar generic sequel

By Amanda Guarragi
Published: June 23, 2023 (Last updated: January 28, 2024)
2023 Netflix film Through My Window: Across the Sea Review


Through My Window: Across the Sea begins as an interesting concept for a long-distance relationship but quickly fizzles into a generic romance.

Here is our review of the 2023 Netflix film Through My Window: Across the Sea, which does not contain spoilers.

There are different ways that relationships can flourish, and sometimes they can be unconventional. Due to social media, people can meet anyone from across the globe and develop a connection with them.

Even though they are not physically present in your life, the idea of them is planted in your brain, which can be more damaging.

It’s hard to understand connections with people and what they could mean. If you’re in a relationship, you don’t see how it affects the outside world, and your personal bubble with this person is seen through rose-tinted glasses. Technology can be great in many ways, but it can cause problems when it changes how people do relationships.

In Through My Window: Across the Sea, the sequel to Through My Window, Raquel and Ares have a relationship based on communication because they live apart from each other, quite literally across the sea.

Through My Window: Across the Sea Review and Plot Summary

Raquel and Ares live apart on opposite ends and stay in touch through calls and text messaging. The very idea that they’re moving in secret without anyone knowing keeps their relationship engaging. They imagine being with each other, as Ares stays on the phone with her at random hours of the day.

They both keep AirPods in, and their voices comfort each other. The concept at the beginning was interesting, but that fizzled fast once Ares picks Raquel up and took her to his summer house with all of his friends.

Almost as if they’re going to spend the whole summer together. It’s interesting to watch their relationship flourish, but it is primarily sexual for the time they have on screen.

Sure, relationships have ups and downs, but Raquel ensures that even though they become separated, they will always find each other again. On top of their relationship being the main draw, Ares has issues with his brothers and his family.

The family is very strict with who they date, and they end up crashing the party that the brothers were having. They thought they would have a fun summer with no parents for a while because they were going to Greece, but they returned early.

Raquel has her future to look forward to and has to decide between her career and Ares. It can be difficult when you love someone because they naturally do become part of the decision you make. But it’s important to decide what’s best for you at the end of the day.

Is Through My Window: Across the Sea good or bad?

Through My Window: Across the Sea had a strong concept at the beginning that could have been interesting to explore, but it becomes generic relatively fast. It plays out the same as any other summer fling, and Netflix definitely dropped it at the right time.

It’s good in some ways, but once they get into serious topics like Raquel’s manuscript, the drama isn’t strong enough to keep you invested.

Is Through My Window: Across the Sea worth watching?

If you’re looking for a film with plenty of sexual content, pretty images, and a weak story, then this will be up your alley. If you liked the first film, you’d like this too.

It doesn’t have much to offer other than those things. Unfortunately, it isn’t worth the watch because the relationship feels empty without the sexual moments between them.

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