We relish a decent rom-com and fun holiday movie and therefore, we loved the new Netflix movie Love Hard. Give in to this Hernan Jimenez movie about catfishing, karaoke and self esteem and you will discover lived-in performances from Darren Barnet (Never Have I Ever, the recently released Untitled Horror Movie) as Tag, Silicon Valley and Patriots Day‘s Jimmy O. Yang playing Josh, and Canada’s Sweetheart Nina Dobrev. As L.A. dating columnist Natalie, Dobrev thinks she’s finally met her match when she flies 3000 miles to find who she thinks could be the love of her life (Love Hard was actually filmed entirely in Vancouver, B.C.). While the movie fits within the tropes of a romantic comedy and holiday movie (including a timely debate on whether or not Love Actually and Die Hard are holiday movies), Love Hard is an extremely welcome escape. We chatted with stars Dobrev, Yang and Barnet on a recent Zoom video junket, as they shared some of their favourite memories from set.
Love Hard is now streaming on Netflix