Where can you watch Through My Window: Across the Sea in the UAE?
Through My Window: Across the Sea is now streaming on Netflix in the UAE. If you don’t have one, you can create an account to watch this movie and other shows on Netflix. Unfortunately, Netflix does not offer any free trials.
Through My Window: Across the Sea review
- Attractive cast
- Stunning shooting location
- Bad storytelling
- Terrible dialogue
Through My Window: Across the Sea (original title: A través del mar) is a sequel to last year’s Spanish teen romance movie, Through My Window. Also directed by Marçal Forés and based on the popular online romance stories by Ariana Godoy, this film is the second in a planned trilogy and continues the love story between the two protagonists, played by Clara Galle and Julio Peña.
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It’s been almost a year since the events from Through My Window. Ares (Peña) is studying medicine in Stockholm and having doubts about his chosen degree, while his “witch”, Raquel (Galle), remains in Barcelona to study literature. Neither is paying attention to their classes because they’re too busy sexting each other. While Raquel isn’t the best student in her class, the book she wrote about her love story with Ares at the end of the first movie is supposedly a literary wonder, and her teacher wants to see it published.
Having had enough of life in Stockholm, Area pays Raquel a surprise visit, and they head to the Hidalgo holiday villa for a much-needed weekend getaway. At the house, the pair are joined by Ares’s older brother, Artemis (Eric Masip), and his secret girlfriend / Hidalgo housekeeper, Claudia (Emilia Lazo).
The youngest Hidalgo brother, Apollo (Hugo Arbues), also arrives with his girlfriend / Raquel’s best friend, Daniela (Natalia Azahara), and, of course, Yoshi (Guillermo Lasheras), who still has a crush on our protagonist. And this already awkward holiday would not be complete without the arrival of Ares’s parents, Juan and Sofia (Abel Folk and Rachel Lascar).
Against the backdrop of the Spanish coast, the drama between characters starts to unfold. The relationship between Ares and Raquel has naturally grown cold in the few months they’ve spent apart at their respective universities. It doesn’t help that they’ve both been courted by their respective classmates, Vera (Andrea Chaparro) and Gregory (Ivan Lapadula), who just so happen to be at the same resort as our leads.
Poor Claudia has had enough of being Artemis’s dirty secret and wants him to open up to his friends and family about their relationship. While the relationship between Daniela and Apolo is going well, she does want to experiment with threesomes but is a bit reluctant to do so. And even Yoshi gets his very own love interest in this instalment.
A boring sequel
Through My Window: Across the Sea is a sequel to a film that didn’t need a part 2. Aside from being played by attractive actors, nothing is interesting about Ares and Raquel as characters. And as a couple, they started by being toxic to each other and continued said behaviour after spending only a few months apart.
At the start of the film, they seem to spend every waking moment on their phone texting and sending voice notes to each other. Yet, Ares has no idea about Raquel’s publishing opportunity, while she doesn’t know a thing about his struggles.
The only compelling storyline in this film is the secret relationship between Claudia and Artemis. But they don’t get enough screen time. Instead, we get too many sex scenes. And if excessive erotica is not enough, the film also put me off ice cream for life.
Similar to the first film, Across the Sea offers little narrative. It’s just an excuse to get the young actors naked at a scenic location. Making matters worse, at the very end, they try to add a level of depth that seems out of place in this film.