In her directorial debut, Natalie Morales, and co-writer/co-star Mark Duplass, shine in this platonic Romcom for the zoom era. Adam (Duplass), a neurotic, middle-aged, Californian, develops an improbable friendship with his online Spanish teacher, Cariño (Morales). Begrudgingly accepting his husband’s gift of two years of paid Spanish lessons, Adam, suddenly a widower, finds an unlikely ally in Cariño as he navigates grief and loneliness. Through a series of online conversations and bi-lingual video messages between California and Costa Rica, we experience two human beings form a deep relationship well beyond the scope of their webcams.
“Touching, important, and surprisingly inspiring, this movie is a testament to the power of dialect and how it shapes our worldview and fuses and unites us.” – Kalyn Corrigan, Slash Film