Mollie (Noél Wells) and Sam (Ben Schwartz) are a couple seemingly in perfect sync. The night before their third anniversary, they are visiting Hao (Leonardo Nam) and Lindsay (Kate Berlant), a nauseatingly irritating couple, who foist their oneness on all around them.
It is the end of May and, here in the UK, summer is struggling to appear. Somewhat overwhelmed by the violence and darkness of some of the content I have been watching on Netflix of late, I decided to watch a Christmas film. Yes, I realise it is a little bit out of season but, for the most part, Christmas films are unfailingly uplifting and it stars the luminous Vanessa Hudgens.
Nuria (Michelle Jenner) is in love with Jorge (Hugo Silva), a dashing young man with an entrepreneurial spirit. They get married, and wanting to impress her parents, Patricia (Verónique Forqué) and Miguel (Óscar Ladoire), he persuades them to invest in a property in an uninhabited part of the country. He later persuades them, along with his friend Lucas (Ernesto Sevilla), to buy worthless shares, and this generally destroys their lives, causing them to lose everything and separate. He also destroys his relationship with Nuria.
Hai Phuong (Veronica Ngo) is a single mother bringing up her daughter, Mai (Cat Vy) in a small village in Vietnam. She earns money as a debt collector for a local businesswoman, a variation on the same job she used to do when she lived in Saigon before falling pregnant with Mai.
Would you like to double your wage? Even treble?
Maria (Cristina Reyes) was a top assassin for Ricardo De la Vega’s (Freddie Webb) Black Rose crime syndicate, under the name of Lily. Seven years before she had told Kaleb (Germaine De Leon) a fellow assassin, son of De la Vega and her lover, that she wants to stop killing people. Kaleb tells her that he will speak to his father after one last job.