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


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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made on a penny in a pandemic europe
23 September 2020 | by ops-52535See all my reviews

Is my first response to this flick. its a flight and road trip story about a young female writer, doing a booktour through europe, starting in venice, she find her hotel reservation not excisting. talking to her publisher at home she gets to know that the company is bankrupt, and the author has to make her way on her own, pennyless, the only thing that is for sure is that all her plane tickets has been prepaid, so the travel can be done anyway.

so if you like a life travelling europe, with your books in your bag and the bookworms crawling in and out of your ears this maybe a good flick for you.

productionwise, its colourfilled and with beautiful scenic views, its filmographic impression seems to me a bit colourenhanced, but well put together. the score varies a lot, starting of in a strange adventourous tone but turns over to a more cheap standard as the film develops. the outdoor shoots seems very pandemic in its surroundings, at places where you'd expect to see lots of people its deserted, and pretty calm

the acting are average, the main female caracter does a very nice job, acting wice and looking extremely good, a bit sexy you might say, and is in a good companionship with the contents of very sexually written nature of the book she's touring with, with the title'' dont read this on a plane''.

so if you need to switch of your daily stress, then this is a fun little romp of caracter development, and touring europe on a empty wallet for dummies, then the grumpy old man recommends

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Release Date:

17 June 2021 (Germany) See more »

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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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