Who doesn't love a good ‘ole romcom? Ok, so not everybody does but I do which is great because it meant cosying up on the sofa to watch Resort To Love. The story goes that Erica is a very determined young woman who wants to be a professional singer. She has sacrificed everything, including her relationship with her ex-fiancee Jason (Jay Pharoah), to follow her dreams. However, when her big break gets sidelined she is left with no choice but to take a job as a resort singer in Mauritius.
Now I know what you are thinking. How awful that she ‘has‘ to work on a beautiful, sun-drenched island that looks like paradise. But this is a romcom, not Citizen Kane, so we'll go with it. Once Erica (Christina Milian) gets there she meets Barrington (T.J. Power), one of her band members and the go-to guy for everything that needs to get done at the resort.
She soon settles into her new life and all is going smoothly until she booked to do another wedding. Only this time it's for her ex and his bride-to-be, Beverly. Stunned by the revelation that Jason has moved on, Erica is all in a tizz. To make matters worse, Beverly has no idea that Jason used to be engaged.
Agreeing to keep their past relationship a secret, they crack on with wedding plans and all soon become friends. But are Erica and Jason really over? Is there a glimmer of unresolved feelings lingering between them? In a nutshell – yes. However, the introduction of Jason's brother Caleb (Sinqua Walls) as a potential love interest and the fact that Beverly (Christiani Pitts) is so lovely, really doesn't make you root for Erica and Jason. You're probably not supposed to anyway.
Resort To Love will not rank well with the critics, after all, it has fondue levels of cheese at its core. But there is still a lot to like about it. Christina Milian (Falling Inn Love) is very watchable and relatable as a woman who just doesn't know what she wants out of life. It was produced by Alicia Keyes so the music is on point. And the impending love triangle is entertaining. Overall Resort To Love is an easy watch and while still predictable is at least entertaining.