Summer Begins with Netflix’s ‘Ibiza’

By Olivia Norwood, Edited by Julia Wilson

Last year, female audiences were presented with films like Girls Trip and the absolutely terrible Rough Night. Although only one of them was watchable, they both have something in common – they’re both about female road trips.

Netflix took some notes from last year and has presented us with its new comedy Ibiza.

A New York publicist (Gillian Jacobs) goes on a business trip with her two best friends (Vanessa Bayer and Phoebe Robinson) to Barcelona that quickly turns into a romantic chase for a hunky DJ (Richard Madden) performing in – yes, you guessed it – Ibiza.

Everything in this movie is what you would expect. There’s envious party scenes, sexy Spanish men, girls getting themselves into crazy situations, and a surplus of drugs. More specifically, Bayer taking a small bag of Adderall and burning 4,000 calories on an elliptical.

It’s a perfect film for the start of the summer and doesn’t involve a superhero saving the universe. It’s adventurous, romantic, and filled with EDM without being obnoxious, and its messages are nothing short of “living in the moment”. This flick is everything that a millennial would want in a summer movie (and a trip that they couldn’t afford).

So, grab your girlfriends and watch Ibiza on a night in or a night out. It’ll give you a laugh and maybe even some inspiration for your next girls trip.


My Rating: 81%

Acting: 3/4

Cinematography: 3/4

Story: 3/4

Enjoyability:4/4

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