Netflix has rushed in to fill the gap left by other studios by bringing fans a slew of chick flicks in recent years. To All the Boys I’ve Loved and Always Be My Maybe When it comes to the revival of the genre, Before stands at the top of the list. However, not every romcom will be remembered, even if they are still entertaining for what they are. Resort to Love has all the elements of a Hallmark-style holiday romance, but none of the froth or festive happiness. Rather, the romcom takes a diversion, with the wedding vacation destination serving as the backdrop for its romantic hijinks.
Erica Wilson (Christina Milian) is an ambitious musician with an unbreakable reputation when rapper Cre (Kayne Lee Harrison) declines to launch her most recent record on which she has cooperated. She is totally sidetracked. Erica obtains a singing engagement at a resort on the East African island of Mauritius thanks to her best friend Amber (Tymberlee Hill), who works in digital marketing. Erica, on the other hand, wasn’t simply recruited to do nighttime concerts; she was also supposed to sing at marriages. This does not sit well with her, since she is still grieving the loss of her ex-fiancé Jacob King (Jay Pharoah), who left her before their engagement.It gets even more complex when Erica begins to develop feelings for Jacob’s estranged brother Caleb (Sinqua Walls), who was conveniently absent from the scene during her time with Jacob.
The picture accomplishes little with its tale to make it memorable after you’ve seen it, and its characters aren’t completely developed beyond their storyline objectives. Despite its mediocrity, there are a few amusing sequences that manage to keep the picture afloat. The relationship between Beverly and Erica, which grows throughout the course of the film, is ultimately what makes Resort to Love stand out. It’s easy to get caught up in clichés about women competing for a man’s affections, but Resort to Love establishes a genuine atmosphere of free communication between Erica and Beverly.
The snotty dynamics that has appeared in past romcoms is no longer there, whether it was to add a spice of romanticism or to compel spectators to excessively dislike one lady over the other. Fortunately, Resort to Love avoids these antiquated ideas, choosing for a bit more depth instead , Beverly isn’t instantly envious of Erica and Jason’s friendship, and Erica isn’t attempting to push Beverly out of the way. It’s a tribute to Pitts’ performance and, in particular, his picture charisma that the spectator wants to cheer for Beverly rather than hope Erica and her ex-fiancé reunite.
The appearance of Jason’s brother Caleb helps this along as well. Erica is still upset by Jason’s behaviour, but the storey emphasises that she must go on and that the wedding isn’t a chance to go back to the way things were, but rather a chance to finally get some closure. Erica isn’t penalised for wishing to be a musician, and Jason’s sentiments aren’t valued above hers to the point that he gains empathy, especially when their relationship is based on them just desiring different things. These are the film’s standout features, since it frequently reverts to the genre’s standard plot rhythms.
Apart from being a somewhat entertaining romcom, Resort to Love makes no attempt to be particularly distinctive. A multitude of satellite photographs of the pristine beaches, palm palms, and the serenity of its crystal blue seas attest to the fact that the film is more fascinated by its magnificent environment than its characters. It could have needed a lot more growth for everybody, especially a stronger love progression for Erica and Caleb’s connection, which doesn’t get the credit it deserves since she’s too preoccupied with moving over Jacob’s presence.