‘365 Days: This Day’ debuts with a Rotten Tomatoes score of 0% from 5 reviews so far. The film is based on the first of a trilogy of erotic novels by Polish author Blanka Lipińska, 365 Days follows a young woman, Laura (Anna-Maria Sieklucka), from Warsaw to Sicily, where she’s spotted and promptly kidnapped by Massimo (Michele Morrone), a glowering, chiseled, obscenely rich Mafia scion. It turns out Massimo has been obsessed with Laura since he observed her on a beach, through binoculars, the day his father was assassinated and he himself almost died.
The film is very ugly and features more intense sex scenes, more expensive cars and clothes, more unintentional comedy, even less plot, and the same number of visible penises (zero). There is not a single good thing to point at the film, the first sequel is better than the sequel. The erotic drama is a softcore fantasy of yacht sex, thick accents, and troubling consent issues. The film chooses the way of Fifty Shades of Grey, but it fails to meet the quality.
365 Days: This Day synopsis follows,
Laura (Anna-Maria Sieklucka) and Massimo (Michele Morrone) are now married. Laura lost her unborn baby in the accident at the end of the first film, but she’s keeping that – and indeed her being pregnant in the first place – a secret from her new husband. Her only confidante is Olga (Magdalena Lamparska), who is otherwise occupied by a burgeoning relationship with Massimo’s associate Domenico (Otar Saralidze), so Laura is left to play the quiet, abiding housewife, a role that she very quickly comes to despise given that the responsibilities of a Mafia Don’s spouse are simply to sit around and be pampered – for her protection.
The film stars Anna-Maria Sieklucka as Laura Biel, Magdalena Lamparska as Olga, Michele Morrone as Don Massimo Torricelli, Otar Saralidze as Domenico, and Simone Susinna as Nacho.
365 Days: This Day is now available on Netflix.