This review of the Netflix movie Doom of Love contains no spoilers.
Netflix has released the Turkish drama romance film Doom of Love. Written by Yilmaz Erdogan, directed by Hilal Saral and starring Pinar Deniz, Boran Kuzaum and Yigit Kirazci, this film has a duration of one hour forty minutes.
Firat is a hard-working young man, heavily in debt, and when his advertising agency fails, he goes to a yoga retreat, where he falls in love with a singer. Together with his musician accomplice Yusuf, they embark on a journey of self-realization. Although they arrive at the yoga retreat fairly quickly in the film, the story still has a slow start and pacing.
The film begins with Firat slowly waking up from a coma, and then we’re taken back in time to see how he ended up there, which supports the plot. Although it is a romantic drama, Firat plays the third wheel a lot. I found his character hard to like. He always has someone to get him out of his ever-increasing debt, and I didn’t feel sorry for him. While his debt loomed, it was never felt to be a real, deadly threat. The idea of the yoga retreat was nice from her friends, but with so much debt, would you spend more money on a lavish yoga retreat?
Although a bit slow, the film has a nice choice of calm music throughout, the cinematography is clear and clean, and we get some nice shots of Istanbul. The acting is of good quality, the actors have great chemistry throughout, and there are some heartfelt moments. The spiritual message of yoga and meditation and what it can bring to your life is relatively peaceful and thought-provoking.
Overall, this movie is easy to watch. Nothing original or fancy, but a nice love movie that you can watch on a rainy, lazy day. It has a surprisingly beautiful ending with a kind message.
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