Love Hard: New Netflix Film Tangled In Controversy

Love Hard

If Love Hard has conquered many viewers, some do not understand the enthusiasm of Netflix subscribers facing this controversial film.

Released on November 5 on Netflix, Love Hard quickly conquered moviegoers. Unfortunately, it seems that the realization of Hernan Jimenez is at the heart of the significant controversy. We tell you everything from A to Z. Warning, and this article is likely to contain SPOILERS!


This winter, Netflix has chosen to put the small dishes in the big ones. As in every new year, the video-on-demand service does not skimp on romantic comedies. And the least we can say is that those of 2021 were eagerly awaited by fans of the genre. The 3rd part of The Princess of Chicago, therefore, landed on November 18.

While Love Hard has been available for a few weeks already, the start of Christmas romances is therefore given. And this, to the delight of SVOD subscribers. For the holidays, the platform has consequently chosen to hit very hard. And what better than a 5-star cast to attract crowds? Hernan Jimenez’s film does indeed bring together the creme de la creme of Hollywood.

On the program, Nina Dobrev (Vampire Diaries), Jimmy O. Yang (Nightmare Island), Darren Barnet (My first times), or Harry Shum Jr (Crazy Rich Asian). So many talented actors have therefore not failed to cause a sensation among moviegoers.

Love Hard thus tells the story of Natalie, a young woman from Los Angeles who “crosses the country during the Christmas holidays to surprise the man she met on the Internet. “Bad luck, the latter will quickly realize that she “has been had.  A thrilling plot that already seems to announce a real success. Sadly, while Love Hard appears to have won over many viewers, others haven’t enjoyed this achievement. And for a particular reason. 


While the heroine of Love Hard is ready to experience thrills, she will not hesitate to go on an adventure. The goal? Join the man of his life. The pretty brunette fell under the spell of a handsome man on a dating site. But the latter turns out to be very different in real life.

The reason? He lied using the photo of one of his friends. Natalie is, therefore, neither more nor less a victim of catfishing. Indeed, this is a reasonably widespread technique which, according to the definition, refers to “a deceptive activity whereby a person creates a fictitious character or a false identity on a social network, generally targeting a specific victim.” 

According to some Internet users, Love Hard would then make an apology for this abject practice. On social networks, subscribers did not hesitate to react. Among the comments, we can read: “I watch Love Hard and I feel that at the end of this feel-good movie, the victim and her catfisher will end up together and be happy. And I’m telling you straight away, no! It’s impossible”.

Or “Can we talk about Love hard for a second, I haven’t seen it yet, but according to the trailer, the only acceptable ending would be for her to end with herself.” Rewarding catfishing would send a terrible message. Choosing the other man would be even worse.”

There is no denying it; Netflix has just been slapped on the fingers once again!


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