Gabriel and Gabriela have been happily married for 20 years but their sexual desire for each other no longer exists. Is this all life has to offer? After having spent a couple of nights chatting with a stranger on the Internet, they both fall in love – not knowing they have actually found each other. The passionate arousal for the unknown complicates with the guilt for cheating on a lifetime partner. Even more confused is their adolescent and sexually very active son Vladimir, when he finds out that his parents also have desires. One day an encounter of the virtual lovers becomes inevitable… –Transilvania International Film Festival
Sort of Rupert Holmes' song "Escape" transformed into a Romanian film for the internet age. Very funny. Often tender. Definitely travels into darker territory than the pop song did. Also includes the background plot of a young man talking his first shuffling steps toward maturity. Drags a little about 3/4 through but then pick up again with some unexpected turns.
I always hated the romantic comedy films made in Hollywood. This is exactly what this one is: cheap plot and a lot of cliches. Even if the action takes place in Romania, there are all of these cliches taken from the American culture which have nothing to do with the Romanian lifestyle. However, I really think Romanian cinematography needs more 'light' films. And you'll definitely laugh. Ok. At some point at least.