A drama-comedy about a novelist hitchhiking across Europe to complete her book tour after her publisher goes bankrupt.


Stuart McBratney
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Credited cast:
Brenton Prince ... Declan
Susanna Dekker ... Lanka
Sophie Desmarais ... Jovana Fey
Victor von Schirach ... Elias
Oana Mosneagu Oana Mosneagu ... Ophelia (as Ioana Mosneagu)
Dominique Thomas ... Ivan
Karim Theilgaard ... Ricardo
Nicolas Bravos ... Brad
Dorotheea Petre ... Ksenia
Hildegard Schroedter ... Maria
Cassie Osborne ... Tourist 1
Julia Strowski ... Li
Allen C. Gardner ... Theo
Ana Pasti Ana Pasti ... Irina
Evan Olman ... Francis


Jovana Fey (Sophie Desmarais) is a novelist. Her first two books received positive reviews, but were a commercial failure. Her third, Don't Read This on a Plane, has just been released - an amusing, risque chronicle of a woman's dalliances with a hundred women. Jovana hopes it will bring the success she craves. As she attempts to check into the first hotel of her 28-day European book tour, she learns that her publisher has gone bankrupt. Penniless and stranded, she decides to continue the tour regardless, resorting to hitchhiking and couch-surfing to meet her appointments across Europe, all the while attempting to project an image of success. Written by Calmirio

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It's going to be a bumpy ride.


Comedy | Drama

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A pleasant surprise
23 September 2020 | by bugger-17071See all my reviews

The first thing we need to get out of the way is: even though this movie is categorized as a comedy, it does not really try to be funny. That does not mean it is bad, however. It's more of a slice-of-life character exploration with a very interesting subject matter. The film is devoid of clichée's, which I appreciated, and shows a woman making her way through an European book tour while having minimal resources and an out of reach husband. The film takes place in many different countries, and I liked how it treated each country that appeared, with respect. There were no cheap jokes at the expense of a certain culture or custom.

The cinematography was well-done, there are some beautiful shots, and the accents of the characters were adorable. The one frustrating part of the movie was how multi-lingual it was. This itself would not be a problem, but the movie did not come with subtitles to assist in understanding all the languages that appeared, which became bothersome after a while.

My favorite scene was when our main character gave a reading to the one french lady in a book store, which went as you would expect, but it was still entertaining.

Overall, this movie was relaxing, peaceful, and relatable. I am glad I watched it, because of how unique it was. If you want a simple movie that doesn't challenge you too much, but still holds your attention, this one might just be perfect.

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Release Date:

17 June 2021 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Don't Read This on a Plane See more »

Filming Locations:

Newcastle, Australia See more »


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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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