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Holly Slept Over (2020) is an adult comedy film that is available on Amazon Prime Video. It is about how the life of a happy married couple Noel & Audrey changes when Audrey confesses to Noel about her “relationship” with her college roommate Holly. This is followed by a visit of Holly after two decades to meet Audrey. Noel gets to live up a fantasy of his during the visit, but it was not all smooth sailing for the three involved. I liked the friendship between Noel and his neighbour, the beer chatter and the morning walk gossiping between them…

Love, Guaranteed (2020) is a typical rom com that offers little new, yet I enjoyed watching it. It is available on Netflix. Nick Evans (played by Damon Wayans Jr) is looking for the love of his life and goes on 1000 dates through an internet dating site “Love, Guaranteed”. Heart-broken that he was unable to find a love, he decides to sue the firm and hires a struggling lawyer Susan Whitaker (played by Rachael Leigh Cook). What happens next is the story. The characters are stereo-typical, you have a ‘gay’ office employee giving fashion advice to the heroine, a rude…

Kita Kita aka I See You (2017) is a Filipino language film, set in Sapporo, Japan, and directed by Sigrid Andrea Bernardo. A story that was warm, with excellent casting, and a beautiful city as backdrop. Though a little slow, I liked it. Available on Netflix. Lea (played brilliantly by Alessandra de Rossi), is a Filipino tour guide living in the Japanese city of Sapporo – on screen the city looked alluring, surely going into my bucket list for Japan. She is a kind person, always helping the needy and poor. She is engaged for 3 years but that relationship…

The Players (2020)  is an Italian romantic comedy film with a familiar story of husbands cheating on their wives. What’s different in the film directed by Stefano Mordini, was the straying, ranges from fetishes to serious plotting to keep their affairs hidden from their wives. All the four female leads have done their roles well, showing up a wide array of emotions from feeling puzzled, sad, betrayed & angry. Other than being a light entertainment, there was nothing gripping in the screenplay. It is available on Netflix.

Indian Matchmaking (2020): This was a ridiculous reality show about a professional matchmaker being engaged to find life partners for a handful of singles spread between India & the USA. Still, I watched the full season because it was well made with professional choreography, visuals & screenplay by Netflix. A couple of the singles, came out to be self-centered and overly demanding on their specification for a life partner, felt like they are trying to order a product. I was reminded of the classic Tamil Comedy film Manal Kayiru, unfortunately here they were for real. Even today in India, predominant…