This enchanting cross-cultural love story from the Netherlands concerns a dashing Dutchman who falls for an outgoing Syrian immigrant. In a refreshing change of pace, the story’s conflict revolves not around the young men’s sexuality but their families’ fears about a cultural mismatch.
Why It’s a Gem
“Just Friends” has the right mix of humor, romance, sexiness, and pathos, making it a witty, well-acted crowd-pleaser. The performances, both from the male leads and their respective families, are solid across the board.