February is the month of love and it looks like there is no shortage of movies heading our way including the new film Tangled from popular streaming service Passionflix. Just in case you’re not already familiar with Passionflix, (although we don’t know how you couldn’t know about it as much as we’ve talked about it here) it’s a streaming service that was created and founded by Tosca Musk. The streaming service was designed to provide an outlet for some of our favorite Romance books to be adapted for the screen.
It’s actually kinda perfect because they have been able to develop stories in a more serialized format the way the authors did when writing their books. Just to give you an example, you can check out the Gabriel’s Inferno film series that was adapted from the books by Sylvain Reynard. That’s one of my favorites that have been done for the site so far. Hopefully their newest film Tangled is one that I will enjoy as well.
Based on the book of the same name by author Emma Chase, Tangled tells the story of successful playboy Drew (Josh Plasse) who meets Kate (Katherine Hughes) a smart woman who comes into his life and completely throws him off course. Drew is used to getting his way in everything and that includes women. Kate lets him know right off the bat just where she stands and she refuses to be taken in by his charms.
Take a look at the trailer below.
What I love about this story is that Kate doesn’t just fall for Drew and he has to actually put in the work and effort to win her heart. As someone who has read this story, I will say there were some things I found problematic about Drews personality. The book was published in 2013 and things were a little different than they are now. I’m hoping that when Tosca Musk developed the screenplay with Emma Chase and Mary Pocrnic, they tweaked some things about Drew. If you’ve read the book, his character at times comes off a bit unlikable and had some misogynistic tendencies. He’s definitely got to be more modernized in his language and approach.
When I read the book I did enjoy Drews narration throughout the story so we’re excited to see how Josh Plasse brings those moments to life. What we’re looking forward to even more is watching Kate (Hughes) put Drew in his place because she really does hold her own in this story. That was one of the big things that kept me reading this story because I wanted to know what would happen. Sure, it’s ultimately one of those predictable love stories but do we care? Absolutely not. Will we be watching? You bet we will.