A number of months in the past, most of us had by no means heard of The Misplaced Husband, and now we’re all questioning if there will probably be a sequel! It is all a part of the romantic drama’s sudden arc from tiny unknown title to shock summer season favourite. The circumstances that made the film successful, although, may not work for lightning to strike twice.
The film’s success has been, largely, as a result of distinctive calls for of the COVID-19 period, when audiences are in search of two particular issues specifically: leisure they will watch at residence, and leisure that is maybe a bit extra comforting than traditional. The Misplaced Husband checks each these containers. It was first launched as a VOD title again in April, at first of main shutdowns, then acquired by Netflix. It began streaming there in August, giving it excellent timing to succeed in audiences at residence. Plus, with its small-town, barely weepy, tacky romance, it is the type of consolation watch that many viewers have been in search of throughout hectic occasions.
Star Josh Duhamel, for one, agrees. “That is the right time for a film like this to return out as a result of persons are at residence watching. You understand? These are issues that they might actually need to dive into,” he informed Leisure Tonight. “Individuals are type of caught at residence proper now, in order that they need to both learn or watch one thing and so they’re attempting to maintain themselves occupied, and I feel that any type of leisure is useful.”
So might there be a sequel? And, extra importantly, would it not have the identical type of success? Proper now, the chances are fairly slim on each counts. The Misplaced Husband has two main issues going towards it getting a sequel: it is based mostly on a standalone novel (The Misplaced Husband by Katherine Heart), and it isn’t a Netflix authentic – it is a licensed title that the service picked up the streaming rights to. Each issues would make making a sequel a bit extra difficult, and with out the distinctive circumstances that made the unique film such successful, it merely may not be well worth the danger and the trouble.
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