A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
To some filmmakers, making money is more important than making a good movie.
Positive Role Models
Laura is willful, self-absorbed, spoiled, and humorless. Massimo is dangerous, violent, controlling, and humorless.
The cast is largely Italian and Polish.
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Violence & Scariness
As Massimo is a Mafia chieftain, the threat of violence is ever present whenever he gets upset. References are made to Laura being shot and losing a baby in the previous film.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Lots of dimly lighted sex -- breasts and buttocks are seen. Licking and thrusting are featured. One threesome -- two men and a woman -- appears in a dream sequence. Women dressed in S&M leather gear are seen. A naked man seen from the chest up has intercourse from behind with a woman at her workplace desk. Someone is seen from the chest up masturbating in the shower. Oral sex.
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"F--k," "s--t," "ass," "hell," "piss," and "d--k."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Two women -- one probably an alcoholic -- drink alcohol to excess. Adults smoke cigarettes. A reference to cocaine.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Next 365 Days is the third installment in a soft-core porn franchise based on this meet-cute scenario: A gangster kidnaps a woman to force her to fall in love with him. She marries him and they have lots of sex. Breasts and buttocks in dimly lighted sex scenes (intercourse from front and behind), a threesome, and oral sex are all depicted amid the manufactured drama of their relationship, categorizing this for mature audiences only. A wife has an affair. A husband has a sexual encounter at a club. Adults smoke cigarettes and drink lots of alcohol. A woman fears her jealous lover may kill her, or her other lover. Language includes "f--k," "s--t," "ass," "hell," "piss," and "d--k." In English, Polish, and Italian with English subtitles. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
As with the series' earlier movies, in The Next 365 Days no one associated with the production has made any discernible effort to render either Massimo or Laura any nicer, more likable, or palatable. At least we no longer have to contend with the secret evil twin who bit the dust in installment No. 2. It feels as if the steadfast directors and writers on this dopey franchise have completely dispensed with such pesky production problems as plot and character depth for this latest sequel. And if the sex scenes were recycled from the last 365er, no one would know. For those hoping to enjoy the simulated sex, surely more satisfying watching experiences are available.
Likewise, if you're looking for knockout acting or revealing character studies, this will more than disappoint. The insipid story is matched by a numbing rock with equally insipid lyrics: "Save me from the shadows, they want to eat my soul." It's all part of an uncomplicated formula: great-looking people in varying stages of undress set against beautiful scenery, wrapped in the trappings of conspicuous consumption and wealth. Luxury suites, expensive cars, clothes, vast spreads of gourmet foods, and alcohol-soaked lead characters with a penchant for masochism signal the dual theme of this combo genre: problems of the rich and criminal and wretched excess.
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