But Natalie Morales’ directorial debut, “Language Lessons,” creates a warmth that so often gets lost in these virtual meetings. With her gentle guidance and two very heartfelt performances, the result is a warm, lovely film about platonic affection and the human need for connection.
Cariño (Natalie Morales) is a virtual Spanish teacher hired by Will to give his husband, Adam (Mark Duplass), Spanish lessons. A hundred weeks’ worth of Spanish lessons, to be precise. Despite an awkward meet-cute, Adam dives into the classes with some intermediate conversational Spanish at the ready.