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‘No Pressure’ (2024) Netflix Movie Review - Old Wine in a New Bottle

A chef from a bustling city revisits her rural roots. Will she stay back or make a choice of pursuing her dreams in the city?

Neerja Choudhuri - Wed, 27 Mar 2024 19:14:18 +0000 10168 Views
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From its title alone, it's evident that the plot of this movie doesn't tread entirely new ground. If you're familiar with films like "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Hannah Montana: The Movie," you'll recognize the familiar beats of this storyline.

Meet Oliwia, a talented chef who holds a special place in her boss's heart. Though she thrives in the bustling city, her heart yearns for the simplicity and authenticity of her rural roots. This longing intensifies when she receives a peculiar phone call supposedly informing her of her maternal grandmother's passing. However, upon returning to her hometown for the funeral, Oliwia discovers that her grandmother is very much alive, and the call was a ruse to bring her back home.

Back in the village, surrounded by the familiar sights and sounds of her upbringing, Oliwia begins to reassess her priorities. She realizes the depth of what she's been missing and rediscovers her passion for cooking, a talent she inherited from her grandmother. Amidst this reawakening, a charming figure enters her life named Kuba, capturing her heart as they work together to tend to the family farm.  What ensues is a profound and heartfelt connection forged between them, built upon a foundation of genuine affection and care. However, a significant challenge arises as they navigate their divergent paths and ambitions. Oliwia, a cosmopolitan city dweller, finds herself drawn to the simplicity and tranquillity of village life, while Kuba's existence is deeply rooted in the rural landscape. Despite their mutual admiration and growing bond, the stark contrast between their lifestyles and aspirations presents a formidable obstacle to their burgeoning relationship.

As Oliwia tends to the land alongside her newfound love, she finds herself at a crossroads. Will she choose to remain in her hometown, embracing the love and connection she's found? Or will she pursue her culinary dreams, perhaps at the cost of leaving behind this newfound romance and the comforts of home?

In this tale of self-discovery and love, Oliwia must navigate the delicate balance between following her heart and chasing her ambitions. And in doing so, she'll uncover the true essence of happiness and fulfillment.

"No Pressure" fails to inject any fresh elements into the narrative landscape. While the film boasts breathtaking scenic beauty that captivates the eye and showcases the talents of its actors who deliver impeccable performances in their respective roles, it ultimately falls short in terms of plot innovation. Unfortunately, this lack of originality causes the overall movie experience to take a backseat, overshadowing its other commendable aspects. The pacing of the plot leaves much to be desired, as it unfolds slowly and lacks momentum. However, if you're seeking a casual, easygoing film to enjoy over the weekend without demanding too much attention, this movie is still a worthwhile choice. Its leisurely pace may be suitable for those looking for a laid-back viewing experience.

Final Score- [5/10]
Reviewed by - Neerja Choudhuri
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Publisher at Midgard Times



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