Totally sappy, cheesy, silly, but sometimes you need a movie like that, right? This had me laughing at quite a few moments, because it really was sooo sappy. It's kitsch, but you should totally watch it on a night where you are entirely ambivalent to what you watch, and you think to yourself, why not? If my rating was based purely on the enjoyment I received from this movie, it would be much higher.
I loved this movie. I'm a little surprised at all the people who watched it and are leaving such negative reviews. What kind of movie did you think you were watching? No, it's not suspenseful or an Oscar winning film, but that's exactly what you want sometimes. It's fun to watch and makes you feel hopeful. I wish there were more movies like this. If you like Hallmark Christmas movies you will love this movie too. I know they're cheesy when I'm coming into them, but I enjoy them and they make me feel good. This one was cute and I liked the charming setting of New Zealand. Enjoy it and don't be so jaded!
This film contains every predictable motif of the romcom genre - it's genuinely as if it's been thrown together through machine intelligence. City girl, country boy, cheerful locals, burgeoning love... wafer thin plot.I love a cheesy movie, but could see how this one would end purely from the promotional picture before I pressed play. Still watched it all though ;-)
Come on you guys with the low ratings -- don't be so critical and snobbish. Enjoy the sweet love story and beautiful scenery of New Zealand. The village and the residents were charming. Makes you want to live there. So what if it was somewhat predictable. The lead couple was attractive and made you root for them. The story was simple, entertaining, and satisfying, with a happy ending. As for the film overall, I found it refreshing because there was no swearing and vulgarity.
Without comparing this film to every romcom ever made; and this coming from a homegrown kiwi, it was good in its own right. Love the use of the kiwi lingo and hows the film represents kiwi lifestyle in the "wopwops", as we like to say. It was relatable and culturally respectful, which made up for the not-so "bad acting" as everyone likes to point out.
His Australian accent is all I can think about.
Lame rom com if you're in the mood.
I have to wonder if the other reviewers have ever watched a romantic comedy. A health relationship takes months to curate not just a weekend. I enjoyed the lead character. The balance of male and female characters without one being dominated over the other.
People are saying it's like a Hallmark film... Don't see the issue there whatsoever., it's obviously like a Hallmark film before you press play, shouldn't be a surprise to anyone. I loved it, was charming, lovely viewing, happy ending and likeable characters. Definitely put me in the mood for the Christmas rom coms in the next few months :)
Don't get me wrong, I love a good rom com but this really was bad. Such an amazing filming location and we didn't even get to see much of New Zealand. No chemistry between the actors, the acting was diabolical. I gave it two stars, one for beautiful New Zealand and one for the goat (who I think was the best actor of all). Surprised Netflix endorsed this. It's bad - avoid.
Nice easy to watch film, I personally didn't think the acting was as bad as people are making out. It's a nice storyline and as someone who lives in NZ it's fun seeing all the little NZisms brought into the film. If you want something easy to watch then try this out. Just disappointed that they thought they could cast an Aussie as the main actor without getting criticism. At least cast him as an Aussie living in NZ Instead of making out he was a local.