365 Days Movie Review (2024)

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  • Positive Messages


    Movie suggests that women are turned on by domineering and brutal men who take what they want.

  • Positive Role Models


    Film models a dynamic of women first resisting, then submitting, via Stockholm syndrome, to violent and overpowering men.

  • Violence & Scariness

    a lot

    A man's face is covered with blood when his father is shot. Gangsters discuss sex trafficking of young girls. A gangster threatens a financial adviser. A kidnapper tells the woman he kidnapped that he's "going to give her a chance" to fall in love with him. A man warns the woman he has kidnapped "I can't be gentle. I'm not used to tolerating disobedience." A man who has kidnapped a woman and murdered people lectures a tied-up colleague who trafficked in young girls on ethics. He later kills the colleague. Kidnapper instructs his victim that she can defy him and make things difficult or she can "take part in an adventure that fate has given you." A kidnapped woman is carried kicking and screaming onto a private jet. A man touches a woman's nipple through her shirt, without permission, and puts his hand into her pants.

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  • Sex, Romance & Nudity

    a lot

    A man is drugged, stripped; photos are taken of him having sex with buxom woman. Breasts shown. Wealthy man unzips his pants, demands oral sex from flight attendant on his private jet (seems to be forcing her, especially given that he's her employer, but later she's seen with hint of smile, suggesting she enjoyed being dominated). Photographs indicate a man has seemingly cheated on his girlfriend, but that is later called into question. Kidnap victim finds her kidnapper sleeping next to her shirtless, feels attracted to him. They get naked in shower. He asks why she's staring at his penis, if she wants to touch it. She touches his buttocks but leaves the shower. He grabs her by the neck. She is later forced onto an airplane, tied up in her seat. Her captor touches her nipple through her shirt, without permission, puts his hand into her pants. She seems aroused. A man throws a woman onto his bed, binds her hand and foot, has another woman give him oral sex in front of her. She's naked under her bathrobe; one breast shows. Kidnap victim seems to willingly submit to her captor; they have mutually pleasurable sex in many positions: oral sex, he kisses and touches her breasts, they alternate who's on top, her legs around his neck. He comes in from behind, spits on his hand, suggesting anal sex may be involved. No genitals shown. Sex against window of a high-rise, on deck of yacht. Describing her boyfriend's penis, Laura says "the devil" molded it.

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  • Language

    a lot

    "F--k," "s--t," "ass," "d--k," "piss," "hell," "damn," "balls," "scumbag," and "wop."

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  • Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

    a lot

    Cocaine is mentioned. A man is drugged and stripped, then photos are taken of him having sex with a woman. A woman is drugged and kidnapped. Adults drink alcohol to excess. Adults smoke cigarettes.

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  • Parents Need to Know

    Parents need to know that 365 Days is a 2020 erotic film in Polish, Italian, and English (with English subtitles). Its popularity has raised the question on social media regarding whether the movie's graphic sex scenes record actors actually having sex. The story is based on the Polish trilogy 365 dni by Blanka Lipinska. A handsome gangster glimpses a woman and then spends years searching the world for her. When he finds her, he kidnaps the woman, locks her away, and "gives" her a year to fall in love with him. Lots of lustful looks and touches precede all-out sex, including a scene in which he chains her to a bed while another woman gives him oral sex. No genitals are shown, but the movie offers many graphic sex scenes with bared breasts and bottoms, and a number of positions from the Kama Sutra and other sexual how-to manuals. While fans of titillation will find much to enjoy here, the message is a dangerous one: that when overpowering men are involved, women say "no" but mean "yes." A few murders are thrown in on the side, and language includes "f--k," "s--t," "ass," "d--k," "piss," "hell," "damn," and "wop." Characters smoke cigarettes and drink alcohol to excess. Cocaine is mentioned, as is sex trafficking of young girls.

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Based on 33 parent reviews

Luciana T. Parent of 18-year-old

April 11, 2023

age 18+

18 and up

I think there is no reason behind it just sex sex and sex.

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bigchungues Parent of 2, 5, 8 and 10-year-old

August 26, 2022

age 18+

Disgusting mockery of fun

This is easily one of the worst films I have ever watched for a handful of reasons. The first reason why is the violence. It is so brutal and clearly just shocking for the sake of it, as if horrific imagery to this extent is funny. I will not stand for this and neither should you. Another reason this movie is awful is the plot. It’s basically non-existent. The story is extremely basic in order for the shock humor to be the focus. The third reason is the characters. The characters in this film are 24/7 joke machines with no character development, and nothing funny to offer. Also, the imagery in this film is truly horrifying to anyone 17 or under. As well as that, the films score is atrocious, and will hurt your ears when you listen to it. This awful movie should not be seen by anyone over 18. I deeply regret watching this, please do not waste your time.

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What's the Story?

In 365 DAYS, Massimo (Michele Morrone, a model, actor, and singer who contributed songs to the soundtrack) is a tall, handsome, and brooding Sicilian gangster whose father was shot in front of his eyes. At that moment, he glimpsed Laura (Anna Maria Sieklucka) and became obsessed with finding her and making her fall in love with him. When he locates her, instead of wooing her, he drugs and kidnaps her, imprisons her, and tells her she has 365 days to fall in love with him. If she doesn't, he will let her go. She struggles to escape and he violently stops her, at times putting his large hand gruffly around her neck to keep her from running. He ominously warns her, "Don't provoke me," and notes that he doesn't tolerate "disobedience," suggesting that in his view, a kidnap victim ought to buckle to his orders and desires. At the same time, he "gallantly" promises never to do anything sexual without her permission, and then puts his hand on her breast and later slips his hand down her pants while she's tied up. Laura is a bundle of contradictions herself, walking around naked to tease him but also adamantly resistant to his advances. She tries to escape but is thwarted by bodyguards and police on the take. Eventually, she gives in to her lust for the towering Massimo, suggesting that, for all their protestations, women just want to be dominated by gruff alpha males. The film ends abruptly with a planned, unexplained murder, paving the way for a sequel.

Is It Any Good?

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Although weirdly entertaining in its own sleazy way, this is an adolescent boy's dream about what women want, a sexual fantasy to "prove" that women who say "no" really mean "yes." Poorly written and largely ridiculous in its attempt to portray human character (and in its blatant rip-off of Fifty Shades of Grey and nod to Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew), 365 Days will nevertheless titillate those patient enough to wade through terrible dialogue and senseless plot to get to the erotica. Given that Netflix deems two minutes of watching time an official "view," it's possible that many are skipping to erotic scenes without watching the self-important rot in between.

The gangster seemingly proves his nobility when he promises he'll never do anything without Laura's permission, but then promptly puts one hand on her breast and the other around her neck as she tries to writhe away. Uh, perhaps it's time to revisit the definition of "permission"? Most extraordinary and blatantly misogynist are sympathetic nods by Massimo's friends to how difficult Laura is, as if experienced and knowing men of the world are often forced to tolerate temperamental women, ignoring completely that Laura's contrariness isn't a sign of diva tendencies, but rather the normal response of someone trying to run from her captor. That Laura flaunts her sexuality in front of Massimo might imply she's asserting her power, but it reads as if the movie believes women are teases who want to "succumb" to powerful men, providing ammunition for men who argue that women just want to be treated roughly and dominated. At least the 1993 film Indecent Proposal used money to incentivize a woman's sexual surrender to unwanted male attention rather than suggesting that women are turned on by domineering and brutal men who take what they want.

Talk to Your Kids About ...

  • Families can talk about why 365 Days has become so popular despite its less-than-stellar script, editing, plot, and direction. Do you think the depiction of pretty people having sex is enough to generate such popularity, or is something else at work?

  • Netflix subscribers in the United States have access to this film. Do you think it would be as popular if people had to go to the trouble of downloading and paying for it? Why or why not?

  • Do you think erotica has value? Do you think it's important that only adults have access to such materials? Why or why not?

Movie Details

  • In theaters: February 7, 2020
  • On DVD or streaming: June 7, 2020
  • Cast: Michele Morrone, Anna Maria Sieklucka, Magdalena Lamparska
  • Director: Barbara Bialowas. Tomasz Mandes
  • Studio: Netflix
  • Genre: Drama
  • Run time: 114 minutes
  • MPAA rating: NR
  • Last updated: February 18, 2023

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365 Days Movie Review (2024)


Why is 365 Days so popular? ›

For obvious reasons- erotic scenes. Who doesn't like watching two hot people having intimate moments in beautiful locales? It could also be a contributing factor that the trilogy has such a massive global following, despite the poor storyline at the core of the films.

Is 365 Days movie worth watching? ›

The plot is ridiculous, the chemistry between the two leads is nonexistent, and the acting is even worse. Trust me when I say, you will watch this in fast forward. It is that horrible!

Is 365 Days a steamy movie? ›

365 Days: This Day is a complete package that fans of the first movie will have a great time with. The plot itself might not be anything to write home about, but the movie's steamy content is exactly what viewers signed up for.

Did Laura sleep with in 365 Days? ›

The Next 365 Days ending: What happens at the end? As mentioned, at the end of the movie, Laura returns to Massimo after having slept with Nacho again.

Why is 365 Days controversial? ›

The film was criticised for its approach to consent and sexual violence, and people said Laura and Massimo's relationship resembled Stockholm syndrome. Stockholm syndrome is a condition in which hostages develop a psychological bond with their captors during captivity.

What is the message in 365 Days? ›

The plot of the new film 365 Days is proof of our society's crippling misconceptions about sex and women. This erotic Polish film was met with controversy upon its release to Netflix in June. The plot of the new film 365 Days is proof of our society's crippling misconceptions about sex and women.

Who is the target audience for 365 Days? ›

Why The Film Is Disturbing. Unfortunately, pop culture in the United States continually romanticizes obsession. On social media, many people are comparing the film to 50 Shades of Gray. Unfortunately, the target audience for both of these films is young women, ages 16-24.

Who does Laura end up with? ›

The book ends with Laura choosing to be with Nacho, but that is after Massimo holds her against her will, drugs her and tries to get her pregnant. It's not really a surprise she escaped with Nacho in that scenario. The epilogue shows they have a daughter together, while Massimo has given up and agreed to a divorce.

Did Laura lose her baby in 365? ›

Before she gets married to Massimo at the start of the movie, Laura reveals to her BFF Olga that she hasn't told him that she was pregnant. It's revealed that although she survived the accident, she unfortunately lost her baby as a result.

Did Massimo and Laura actually do it? ›

On-set crew was reduced to a minimum. The scenes turned out to be so convincing that several viewers mistakenly thought the lead actors really had sex on set and the actors had to personally shoot down the speculation.

Does Laura cheat on Massimo? ›

Shortly after that, Laura confesses to Massimo that she's THISCLOSE to asking for a divorce. She asks for space to sort her feelings out, so Massimo goes home to Sicily and Laura goes home to her parents house where she confesses she's in love with "someone else," a.k.a. Nacho.

Why did Massimo cheat on Laura? ›

When Laura catches Adriano and Anna hooking up, she believes she's catching Massimo red-handed. She spends a short period of time feeling heartbroken and devastated by what she believes she saw. It turns out Massimo never cheated on her, and it was simply a case of mistaken identity.

Are the 365 Days actors dating in real life? ›

Are Anna Maria Sieklucka and Michele Morrone dating in real life? Sadly, the 365 Days actors are not dating in real life and their relationship is strictly professional.

Do Netflix have R rated movies? ›

Netflix features a massive library of movies and television series available for streaming. Among them are dozens of R-rating films, ranging from seemingly innocuous comedies with questionable themes to all-out horror.

Did they actually do it in Fifty Shades of GREY? ›

According to the New York Times, Dakota Johnson also wore "kind of a patch that went over her pubic area, and right round her whole body." So both she and Jamie were technically fully covered while filming those intimate scenes.

Does Laura have Stockholm syndrome? ›

Real talk: The 'love' Laura feels might actually be Stockholm syndrome. Stockholm syndrome occurs when a captive becomes attached to, and even identifies with, their captor. Some captives, like Laura, can even develop feelings for the abuser, Williams says.

Why did the guy kidnap the girl in 365 Days? ›

After searching for years and finally spotting her, he kidnapped her, intending to keep her as a prisoner for 365 days in the hopes that she will fall in love with him. He also promises her that he will not touch her intimately without her consent even while he is physically and sexually aggressive towards her.

Why does Laura wear her ring on her right hand? ›

Laura is wearing her wedding ring on her right hand with accordance to Polish tradition.

What is the plot twist in 365 Days? ›

Laura finally tells Massimo that she lost her pregnancy in a car crash at the end of the original 365 Days and Massimo is hurt that she didn't inform him at the time. This drives a wedge between the duo, resulting in Laura eventually sleeping with Nacho while she is in Portugal on business.

What did they do to Laura in 365 Days? ›

You may remember that the last film in the 365 Days series ended with Laura being shot, following a complex plot that had been orchestrated against her husband Massimo involving his evil twin brother Adriano.

Is 365 Days a copy of 50 Shades? ›

When it was released, some people considered the movie "365 Days" as the movie that made "50 Shades of Gray" look like a cartoon. It is from the same film that "365 Days" - so much talked about and criticized recently - seems to have been inspired.

Is Massimo a dominant? ›

Where Massimo is dominant and controlling, Nacho is tender and non-threatening.

Does Laura keep her baby? ›

Laura naturally adopts the baby. Her maternal instincts kick in and she prays to God to let her keep it. She doesn't think the mother deserves to have the baby after giving her up. But Charles, the Social Worker that he is, gets to the bottom of things and learns the truth.

Who does Laura sleep with? ›

Laura dreams of a threeway with both Massimo and Nacho in which, yes, the men make out. Olga calls Laura to tell her he overheard Massimo telling his friend that he knows Laura slept with Nacho.

Who does Laura have a baby with? ›

Laura Anderson and Gary Lucy

After meeting on Celebs Go Dating in 2022, Love Island star Laura Anderson and Hollyoaks actor Gary Lucy announced in February they are expecting their first child together! The couple have revealed baby Lucy is due in August 2023.

How many 365 books are there? ›

The 365 Days book trilogy is a series of three steamy romance novels by Polish author Blanka Lipinska that has taken the world by storm. The first book, 365 Days, was published in 2018, followed by This Day in 2019 and Another 365 Days in 2020.

What will happen in 365 Days part 4? ›

365 Days Part 4 Story

Laura is in melancholic, Nacho has promised that he would wait for Laura, while she meets with Massimo. Laura has already set in her mind that Massimo might be angry with her, as he knows what happened between him and Nacho. But to the contrary, Massimo is just happy.

How does 365 book 3 end? ›

365 DNI book 3 ending

Massimo denies sending the dog and says that Nacho has been playing with her. Believing this, she goes back to Massimo's place. However, she comes to know that Massimo had lied and now she is trapped again. After a lot of struggle, she finally escapes and goes back to Nacho.


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