Rainy Nights

Rainy Nights

There is no question now—we are in the midst of our rainy season. When the storms come late in the afternoon, what is better than getting a fragrant cup of coffee, reclining in a comfortable sofa alongside your family, spouse or partner, and starting to search through the many films available online?


“Set It Up”: This 2018 movie, available on Netflix, is a typical romantic comedy set in Manhattan. Two overworked and underpaid assistants come up with a plan to get their bosses off their backs by setting them up with each other. It stars Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell.


“Catching Feelings”: A South African film made in 2018, this story revolves around the lives of a young, urban academician and his lovely journalist wife. Directed by and starring in the main role is Kagiso Lediga, who brings us a romantic comedy seen in a faraway location but showing the connections to all humanity. The life of the couple is disrupted when a famous and very self-indulgent author comes to stay with them. 


“Irreplaceable You”: Here is a sweet love story starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michiel Huisman, and Christopher Walken. The 2018 film deals with Abbie and Sam, who have been best friends since childhood and are engaged to be married. But then Abbie is given a terminal cancer diagnosis and begins a search for a new love to take care of Sam. Along the way, she makes unlikely friendships with three patients whose one thing in common is that they focus on living, while they are dying. 


“Ibiza”: A 2018 American romantic comedy directed by Alex Richanbach and produced by Will Farrell, this film stars Gillian Jacobs, Vanessa Bayer, Phoebe Robinson, and Richard Madden. The story follows a 30-year-old single woman from New York who travels to Barcelona on a business trip where she meets a famous DJ. They embark on a fling that leads to parties, drugs, sex. The emphasis on these themes led to the Ibizan authorities to forbid the filming on their island because of the misleading messages about what the island represents.