This article is about the Netflix movie Love & Gelato ending, which will contain spoilers.
Ready Steady Cut film critic MN Miller says, “There’s something a little off with Love & Gelato. It’s bad for you, even if it goes well and a little too easily.
Love & Gelato is an adaptation of the New York Times young adult bestseller of the same name by Jenna Evans Welch. Here we have a young woman named Lina (Stop and Catch the Fire Susanna Skaggs), who is entering an exciting period in her life. She was accepted to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), but life isn’t all rose petals. She is shy and very anxious, perhaps because she has faced many tragedies. Her mother was ill for some time and died. Lina’s mother’s dying wish is for her to spend the summer in Rome, Italy, before going to college.
Her mother wants her to live life as she did at her age. You know, live life instead of reading about it. She meets her mother’s old friend, Howie, and her cousin, Francesca, who gives Lina her mother’s diary, which is part of the last wish. But the trip is not about the newspaper. It’s to meet people. Lina develops two love interests – the dreamy-eyed person from a wealthy family, Alessandro (Saul Nanni). The other is sweet chef Lorenzo (Tobia De Angelis), who dreams of becoming a professional chef.
That’s not the only drama, however. While reading her mother’s diary, she discovers that she got pregnant with Lina during this trip to Italy! Reading her mother’s words, she refuses to name the father, but she calls him “X” and her heart is broken. Now, as we watch this, the apparent thought would be that Howie is the father based on the look he gave Lina when they met and how she is the spitting image of his mother. However, when she confronts him about it, he tells her about what happened.
He was in love with Lina’s mother, but it was too late to tell her. He decided to be the father, but she felt that was wrong. Howie also tells her that her mother was right not to tell her who her father is – she better not know him. He acts like a father figure by flying his best friend around when she’s feeling down and wants to go home.
Lina kisses Alessandro at the foot of a waterfall, bachelorette style. However, he manipulated her by saying he wanted to be exclusive but went out with a girl the next day. When Lina finds her father’s name, she goes on a trip to see her biological father, a famous photographer. She sees Lorenzo on the train. He is going to pass his test to enter a prestigious Italian cooking school. He shares his grandmother’s famous ice cream with her because it makes everything better. They spend the afternoon together, both encouraging each other. When they leave, Lina attempts to meet her father and sees a picture of her mother on the gallery wall. He refuses to see her and she takes the picture with her. When she sees Lorenzo later, he fails his test because he is “unremarkable”. In a moment of joint pain sharing, they kiss.
Netflix movie Love & Gelato ending explained
When they get home, Lina tells Lorenzo that what happened was a mistake (because, as we forgot to mention, he has a girlfriend, but we don’t love her). When she meets Alessandro for a date, she learns that Lorenzo has broken up with his girlfriend and is traveling to France to apply for a cooking school there. She meets him at the airport and tells him it wasn’t a mistake, but she’s not trying to stop him from leaving. She’s just choosing herself right now.
Later, watching the sunset, Howie comes to sit next to her. They talk about his mother and why she wanted them to meet. They conclude that Lina’s mother wanted her to have a father figure in her life. Howie asks Lina if he could be her adoptive father. Finally, later in life, Lina and Lorenzo meet at this secret bakery. When they say goodbye, she stumbles and he goes to her side. They laugh and she drives him on her Vespa to dinner.
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