Under the Amalfi Sun is the sequel to the 2020 Italian light dramedy Under the Riccione Sun – both on Netflix – and thus raises the logical question: Is this the genesis of UNDER THE SUNIVERSE? Given the non-transparency of Netflix’s workings, we can only assume that Riccione’s breezy micro-dramatic coming-of-age generated enough opinion to justify a sequel set in yet another postcard Italian seaside beach town, and given how many such locations surely line the peninsula boot, opportunities for more sequels certainly seem rich.
The first film was feathered material; if the sequel adds a speck of dust to the hair from the back of the mosquito’s ass, it will be significantly heavier. Now, know about Under The Amalfi Sun.
Under The Amalfi Sun: Movie Synopsis
This film is a sequel to the 2020 movie “Under the Riccione Sun”. While the predecessor focused on people finding love, this film focuses on the aftermath of their relationships. We will not discuss ‘Riccione Sun’ here and consider ‘Amalfi Sun’ independently. It’s always more interesting to see the beginning of a love story when it’s just the characters debating whether they want to jump into it.
Watching real-life relationship issues can be a bit boring. But “Under the Amalfi Sun” saves it by introducing Natalie, Hans, and Furio’s stories while maintaining a brisk pace that doesn’t drag. The film opens with Vincenzo planning to ask Camilla to move in with him in Amalfi. Camilla, on the other hand, is debating how to tell him that she wants to work as a teaching assistant in Canada.
While holding these questions in his heart, Vincenzo receives Camilla at the airport and spends a magical few days in Amalfi. Along came Natalie, Camilla’s friend who is struggling with her own baggage, body image issues, and a cheating ex in her past. She slowly becomes friends with Furio, Vincenzo’s friend who is desperately looking for love.
As they all go out, Natalie meets Hans and develops an attraction for him. But Hans is your typical charming but withdrawn guy who became one after a summer romance went bad. And this triggers Natalia’s personal insecurity. Elsewhere, Furio is smitten with Rebecca and invites her to one of their treks. But she is a bit reserved and this causes Furio to snap at why he always falls for the wrong girl, prompting her to leave.
This was the only pain in an otherwise good movie. Rebecca was clearly not interested in Furio from the start and never in any way shape or form hinted that she was. Still, it was Furie’s choice to pursue her. How did that lead him to believe he was entitled to her interest? Hollywood has yet to wake up to celebrating the misogynistic “nice guy” on screen.
Irene and Lucio went to Amalfi instead of Sicily because Irene was afraid of being away from her son Vincenzo. There, however, Lucio discovers that he cannot be a part of her old life and friends and that he, along with her ex-husband Roberto and her son Vincenzo, are excluded from her family.
This causes her to question their relationship more and more. With Camilla and Vincenzo, the latter tells her that he wants her to move in with him, causing the former to question their entire relationship. She’s not sure she can see eternity with him because of the emotional labor and sacrifices that come with caring for a visually impaired person. She tells him as such about her work in Canada, which raises a lot of questions for him.
Vincenzo has a heart-to-heart with Lucio about the crossroads he’s at when he reveals that he planned to propose to Irene, but doesn’t know anymore. They both decide to go scuba diving, an experience that ends up changing Vincenzo’s perspective on many things.
He was always a person who believed in planning ahead, and who needed to know how things were going to be. And that was the root of his current conflict with Camilla. But after the diving experience, he calls her and tells her that he doesn’t want to stop her from living life to the fullest. And even if the words weren’t spoken, it was clear in public that it was a breakup.
Under The Amalfi Sun Ending Explained: What Happened At The End?
Camilla debates what she actually wants when she comes up with the idea. She asks the electrician to turn off Amalfi’s lights for a few hours and texts Vincenzo to meet her. She tells him that now they have a chance to make up and takes him to the top of the hill on her bike, showing him that she trusts him.
She tells him that she wants to give their relationship a chance. Elsewhere, Hans and Natalie reconcile and go on their own little journey. Furio, with some advice from Vincenzo, finds a girl he likes and who likes him back. It’s a happy time for all the couples except Irene and Lucio.
Lucio leaves Amalfi because he feels there is no place for him in Irene’s life. Vincenzo sends his mother a recording of Lucio confessing that he wanted to propose to her. She adds a note that she should get over her fear of the future and go ahead with Lucio. While we generally hate overly smart teenagers, their idealistic optimism is sometimes the only thing that can fix everything wrong in this world.
Irene rushes to stop Lucio from getting on the ferry and tells him she wants to marry him too. And for our main couple, Furio bought tickets to Canada for everyone, with Vincenzo only ‘one way. This means the pair will continue their relationship, but not in Amalfi.