We’re going on another Netflix rabbit hole, where we completely plan to disappear into their collection for 48 to 298572091 hours, and we’re kicking it off with Desperados.
Desperados follows a panicked young woman (Nasim Pedrad) and her two best friends (Anna Camp & Sarah Burns) who fly to Mexico to delete a ranting email she sent to her new boyfriend. On arrival, they run into her former beau (Lamorne Morris), who soon gets caught up in their frantic scheme. This is exactly the comedic rom-com we’re in the mood to lose ourselves in.
Imagine this ladies, when the man of her dreams suddenly goes MIA after a month of dating, Wesley (Nasim Pedrad) fires off a scathing email, only to find out he was in an accident and is stuck in a hospital in Mexico. Determined to fix the mess that is her life, she rushes to Cabo with her two best friends (Anna Camp and Sarah Burns) to delete the email before he reads it. Along the way, they run into her former beau, Sean (Lamorne Morris), who gets caught up in their frantic scheme. As things finally begin to fall into place, Wesley has to decide what matters more, being in a relationship or being true to herself. This rom-com is a fun romp in the vein of the many iconic 90’s rom-com’s which have been completely revitalized thanks to Netflix. Netflix keeps giving us these gem’s and we’re like beggars in the desert starved for more. This film is everything you expect it to be, funny, charming, heart breaking, and uplifting. Theres a great message snuck into the overall theme of the film too. Overall we give the story and the acting a 4.3 out of 5 stars in this genre. Its a bit too campy a few times, but honestly, it adds to the charm. The story is endearing and relatable, even if we have only played the scenarios out in our heads. Its a fun escape, we hope you’ll dive in and enjoy it.