‘Language Lessons’ Film Review: Mark Duplass and Natalie Morales Zoom Into a Platonic Love Story

‘Language Lessons’ Film Review: Mark Duplass and Natalie Morales Zoom Into a Platonic Love Story
Early pandemic films immediately adapted to Zoom rooms and settings, but something was usually missing from them. It was hard to form an attachment to a movie full of Zoom screens without immediately thinking about Covid. Similarly, it became harder to relate to content when we were simultaneously learning how to live with our own thoughts as we sheltered at home.

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.
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