A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Sometimes when people are anxious about the future they mistakenly try to find solace in a familiar past. "Cohabitation murders relationships." Independence is important.
Positive Role Models
A blind young man understands that how people look isn't the most important thing. His friend who's obsessed with beautiful women comes to agree.
A main character is blind. A young woman who lost a lot of weight (we see "before" pictures) worries that men like her because she's "cute" now, not because of who she is. Shot in Italy, the movie has a cast from different countries and of different races.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Adults kiss. A few women wear skimpy bikinis.
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"S--t," "ass," "damn," "hell," "bitch," "suck," and "grow a pair."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Adults drink alcohol and get drunk.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know Under the Amalfi Sun is the sequel to the 2020 Under the Riccione Sun, featuring some of the same teen characters, including a blind boy navigating love and his anxious mother, on the picturesque Italian Riviera. Language includes "s--t," "ass," "damn," "hell," "bitch," "suck," and "grow a pair." A young woman who lost a lot of weight (we see "before" pictures) worries that men like her because she's "cute" now, not because of who she is. Adults kiss. A few women wear skimpy bikinis. Adults drink alcohol and get drunk. In 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?
Under the Amalfi Sun is shot like a happy music video-postcard sent from a beautiful Italian resort. The emphasis is less on sex than in the previous title in the franchise and more on love. And as in the earlier film, this ultimately promotes love over sex as well as fidelity over unfaithfulness, sensible things that kids partying on the beach probably aren't prioritizing in real life. The characters are mostly well-meaning and, when they falter, they're mostly able to correct mistakes and make appropriate apologies.
Plus, they are vacationing in a beautiful seaside Italian palazzo. None of this makes for an unusual cinematic experience, nor does it provide anything more substantial than an amusing, inoffensive 90 minutes, but there's nothing wrong with that.
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