Locked Down, the romantic comedy about digital lockdown in Italy

Locked Down, the romantic comedy about digital lockdown in Italy

Locked Down

Warner Bros. Italy confirms that Locked Down, a romantic comedy directed by Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. And Mrs. Smith) starring Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables, The Devil wears Prada, The Witches) and Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 years old Slave , Doctor Strange), will arrive in Italy, in digital exclusive, from Friday 16 April.

The film will be available for premium purchase and rental on Apple Tv app, Amazon Prime Video, Youtube, Google Play, TIMVISION, Chili, Rakuten TV, PlayStation Store, Microsoft Film & TV and for rental premium on Sky Primafila and Infinity.

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Locked Down, trailer and synopsis

Here is the synopsis:

Just when they decide to separate, Linda (Anne Hathaway) and Paxton (Chiwetel Ejiofor) find themselves in the middle of the Covid pandemic -19, forced to live together in their London home, due to the mandatory lockdown. Surprisingly, even if they can't agree on anything, the two find a respite when Paxton is hired by Linda's company to deliver precious stones. In home isolation due to lockdowns across the country, then having to deal with emotions and interactions they would have preferred to avoid by living their lives away from home, things reach a crescendo that will culminate in an epochal heist at Harrods.

This is the trailer instead:

Locked Down was one of the few films to have been conceived, written, shot, finished and distributed during the pandemic:

The duality of the title itself plays with the situation in which many of us find ourselves at the moment: physically locked in a house with partners, family members, roommates, but also emotionally and mentally blocked in situations that we are now forced to cope in ways we never imagined. There are those who have started baking bread, those who dedicate themselves to their work, while others do both - and plan a jewel heist.

The film is written by Steven Knight and produced by P.J. van Sandwijk, Alison Winter, Michael Lesslie. Also starring Stephen Merchant, Mindy Kaling, Lucy Boynton, Dule Hill, Jazmyn Simon, with Ben Stiller and Ben Kingsley.

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How far would you go to revitalize your relationship during lockdown? That is essentially the plot of the movie Locked Down, the new rom-com starring Anne Hathaway and Chiwetel Ejiofor, which is currently airing on Crave in Canada.

Shot on a shoestring budget over the course of 18 days during COVID-19, the film follows Linda (Hathaway) and Paxton (Ejiofor), as a disgruntled, recently broken up London couple who are forced to bear the “hell chains” of sheltering in one place together.

Curled up on my couch in my usual business attire (a.k.a. the sweatpants I purchased at the start of the pandemic and are still going strong, thanks for asking), I spent Monday afternoon watching Linda and Paxton spiral in a way that feels entirely too familiar. In between bickering about whether or not they should bake their own bread, they attend Zoom meetings in blazers and pyjama bottoms, take up chain-smoking and scream into pillows in an attempt to feel alive.


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Just when I reached the point where I thought, “this is too real! I can’t watch anymore! I feel triggered to do something reminiscent of the early pandemic, like go and re-watch Joe Exotic while shovelling corn chips down my gullet!” – the movie suddenly shifts.

Linda suggests they “use these strange times to steal all the things you feel this life owes you,” and proposes the unthinkable: a jewel heist. Spoiler alert: while planning and executing the perfect crime, they find their way back to the daring, motorcycle riding couple they used to be and fall back in love.

While I’m not suggesting you take up a life of crime to spice up your relationship — not unless you’re willing to risk more lockdown of the maximum-security prison variety – there is something to be said about taking unusually bold swings for the sake of happiness right now. After all, as Linda notes in one scene, “a complete reexamination of your life seems to be a Covid side-effect.”

For those of you who want to try living on the edge but don’t want to risk a felony or jail time (I repeat, please do not do crime), here are some unconventional suggestions for reinvigorating your relationship.

1. Move into a Tiny Home.

If you’re anything like me and have spent far too much time over the past year perusing home decor blogs and hungrily consuming HGTV shows, you’re probably aware of the tiny home phenomena. These are homes that have the size and feel of storage lockers but with more reclaimed shiplap and rustic farm accents. Maybe your relationship doesn’t need more space. It needs less space! Not only will you ignite your inner pioneer, you’ll also eliminate those pesky arguments over who’s going to clean what because your bathroom/kitchen/living room/bedroom are all THE SAME ROOM. As the old saying goes, “nothing brings together a couple like a self-composting toilet.”


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2. Invite a third person into your relationship.

And no, I don’t mean in a sexual way. Growing up, I remember our neighbours — a retired couple with two grown sons — telling my Mom that their secret to peaceful road trips was to pick up a hitchhiker and seat them between their two children so they’d be too terrified to argue with each other. There’s something to be said about this weird moment of 1970’s parenting. Tired of the same old arguments? Find a third Covid-safe person to insert into your bubble as a buffer. The more eccentric the better. If anything you’ll be able to bond over your shared fear and loathing of Jerry, the mannequin part collecting drifter who is currently living on your couch. Cue sparks!

3. Anything new.

If the first two options don’t work for you, here’s my suggestion: Just try something – anything– new with your partner. Go for a drive while listening to songs that remind you of when you first met. Foster an iguana. Go scream in the forest together. If that doesn’t do the trick, there’s always therapy. Most sessions are done over Zoom these days. Real pants optional.

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