• Movie Review

    Good on Paper (2021)

    Good on Paper (2021) is a romantic comedy starring Iliza Shlesinger. The story is a familiar one of a lady, being single, trying to find the love of her life and when she thinks everything is going well, things start to unravel. The film is available on Netflix and gets a mangoidiots rating of “Raw”. Andrea Singer is a stand-up comedian, who is looking for her big break in Hollywood. While returning by flight she meets Dennis Kelley, a hedgefund manager seated next to her and they become friends. Meanwhile, Andrea is selected to be the lead for a new TV show. What happens next with Andrea and Dennis is…

  • Movie Review

    Carnaval (2021)

    Carnaval (2021) is a Brazilian film about four female friends, who travel to Salvador, Bahia for Carnival celebrations.  There they meet interesting characters and how it changes their life is the story. This is a typical drink-dance-kiss rom-com and was highly predictable. Yet, it gets a mangoidiots rating of ‘Raw’, thanks to the breathtaking beauty of the city and the pictures of carnival events. Nina (played by Giovana Cordeiro) is an upcoming influencer on Instagram. After a breakup, she invites her three friends for a week away to experience “Carnival” which will be paid for by a sponsor. In the beginning, Nina is obsessed with posting picture-perfect photos in order…

  • TV Show Review

    You Me Her (2016-2020)

    You Me Her is a romantic drama TV series that is available on Netflix outside of the US & Canada. It is about a childless married couple Jack & Emma living in suburban Portland inviting a third person Izzy into their marriage to form a polyamorous relationship. The description and the initial episodes were certainly sensuous but as the seasons progressed the series transformed itself into one that explored love and relationships. Jack is a student counsellor and Emma a successful architect living in a posh suburb of Portland, Oregon. After many years of trying, they are unable to conceive a baby. By the turn of events, they both fall…

  • Movie Review

    Vanakkam Da Mappilei (2021)

    Vanakkam Da Mappilei (2021) is a Tamil romantic comedy starring G.V. Prakash Kumar and Amrtiha Aiyer. The easiest way to describe this film will be: Director M Rajesh has made an anthology of three stories in one film with the same characters. At a running time of 165 minutes, it was too long, incoherent and featuring humour in a few places that save it from being a total disaster. It gets a mangoidiots rating of ‘Raw’ and is available on Sun NXT. Aravind (GV) is a marine engineer who has returned home for a six-month stay. He has made a pact with his close friend Swamy (played by Daniel Pope)…

  • Movie Review

    Well Done Baby (2021)

    Well Done Baby (2021) is a Marathi language romantic comedy covering the dynamics between a newlywed couple that is complicated with the wife’s mother living with them. The film has no villains or any cinematic happenings.  It impresses us with its relatable script authenticity and in its portrayal of the lead couple. It is available on Amazon Prime Video and gets a Mangoidiots rating of ‘Raw’. Pushkar Jog as Aditya and Amruta Khanvilkar as Meera come out as a typical young couple living in London. Vandana Gupte as the nosy mother-in-law stands out in her performance adding humour to the film. Aditya and Meera are ambitious in their respective careers…