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Love And Gelato: The YA Novel Gets A Movie Adaptation

Love And Gelato The YA Novel Got A Movie Adaptation
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Raise your hands if you have watched the cutest romance movie, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, to the point that you can say the dialogues right along with the characters. Although there are countless romantic comedy movies, there’s just something special about a movie that is set in high school or revolves around teenagers. Such movies take us back into the world we would love to go to, to make sure we did a couple of things right this time.

Watching these teens enjoy their life before they are forced to step into the real world definitely feels nostalgic to us adults who are stuck with work and no social life. Netflix released a rom-com movie back in June this year that might be perfect for you if you love to re-live those “teen-ages”, or if your bio on Instagram says “wanderlust”.

Based on the book Love & Gelato, written by the New York Times bestselling author Jenna Evans Welch, Love & Gelato is a 2022 romantic comedy film directed by Brandon Camp. The movie is based on the first book in the Love & Gelato trilogy. Love & Gelato, a Netflix movie, was first announced on 25th May 2022, and it was released on 22nd June 2022. The movie was filmed in Italy.

Love And Gelato The YA Novel Got A Movie Adaptation

Love And Gelato The YA Novel Got A Movie Adaptation Cr: Otakukart

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Love & Gelato: Plot 

Love & Gelato follows Lina, who is spending her summer in Tuscany. Her mother’s dying wish had been that Lina gets to know her father. But she doesn’t want to know her absent father, a father who hasn’t been around for her for 16 years. All she wants is to go home, but then she finds her mom’s journal. It’s the journal her mom kept when she lived in Italy. Suddenly, she is uncovering a magical world of secret romances, art, and hidden bakeries. This could change everything she knew about her mother, her father, and perhaps even herself. Is Lina ready for the change, though?

Love & Gelato: Cast

The main cast of this romantic comedy includes Susanna Skaggs as Lina Emerson, Valentina Lodovini as Francesca, Owen McDonnell as Howard, Saul Nanni as Alessandro Albani, Tobia de Angelis as Lorenzo Ferazza, Anjelika Washington as Addie, Marie-France Carilla as Vicki and Alex Boniello as Fleetwood Zach.

Love And Gelato: The YA Novel Got A Movie Adaptation

Love And Gelato: The YA Novel Got A Movie Adaptation Cr: Otakukart

Love & Gelato: Books 

The YA books in this trilogy are Love & Gelato, set in Italy released on 3rd May 2016, and is the first book in the trilogy. Followed by the 2018 book, Love & Luck, set in Ireland. The last book in the trilogy is Love & Olives, set in Greece. Love & Olives was released in 2020 when the pandemic had just hit the world.

Jenna Evans Welch, the author, said in an interview that this story had been with her for more than half of her life. As a teenager, she attended an international high school in Florence. She also spoke about one of her friends who grew up in a cemetery since her father was the caretaker of the place. Her friend would go running among the tombstones every morning.

Jenna further said that she remembers being 17 and thinking that would make a really good book. As a person who knew she wanted to write YA since she was a preteen, she first started working on this book when she was 22 years old. After seven years of hard work accompanied by several revisions, the book got published in 2016, ending up as a bestseller.  

Welch couldn’t visit the set of Love & Gelato due to the lockdown in Italy, but she was happy that she could be transported back there by watching the movie. It was a surreal experience for her, watching these characters she had created in places she hung out as a teenager. She talked about how she was constantly on her phone, texting her friends from Italy, asking if they remembered any of this. 

Love And Gelato: The YA Novel Got A Movie Adaptation

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Love & Gelato: Where To Watch

The movie Love & Gelato was released on Netflix on Wednesday, 22nd June 2022. It was available to stream on Netflix starting at 12:00 a.m. PT/ 3:00 a.m. ET. Love & Gelato received a 5.1-star rating on IMDb.

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