BasedOn American author Jenna Evans Welch’s 2016 debut novel of the same name, ‘Love & Gelato’ isA heart-warming romantic comedy film. ItIt revolves around Lina Emerson (Susanna Skaggs), an AmericanHigh-school graduate who moves to Italy to retrace her mother’s footsteps shortly after her passing and finds love, family, and herself. LinaHas lived a life of risk-aversion. SheHer mother, HadleyThe trip was supposed to be taken together by the couple, but the latter was later diagnosed with cancer. AlthoughHer mother always maintained that the time she spent with her children was precious. in RomeAlthough she had a lot of experiences growing up, she didn’t really share them. Hadley also didn’t tell LinaAbout her father. NotLong after you arrive in Italy, LinaDiscovers that he could have been one the men she knew about inThe country. Here isEverything you need to know about it. SPOILERS Ahead
Who Is Lina’s Father?
AtThe film’s beginning LinaVirtually has no knowledge of her father. TheOnly one thing HadleyShe told him about him that the next time he (Hadley) saw him, she would have to be bailed out of jail. EvidentlyYou can do whatever you like. Hadley and this mysterious man had between them didn’t end well. Lina isReluctant to go to Italy — or anywhere for the matter — this soon after her mother’s death. She has spent her entire high school trying to convince herself that her mother would get better and didn’t have a normal and carefree life of a young adult. ButThe trip to ItalyWas Hadley’s “living wish,” a phrase that HadleyShe came up with the idea for it, and LinaShe promised her mother she would honor it.
In Italy, Lina meets Howard Riley (Owen McDonnell), a ScottishHer cousin Italian godmother, Francesca (Valentina Lodovini). When HadleyWas in ItalyShe stayed with her Francesca’s family, and the two young women of the same age grew quite close, and a friendship that lasted a lifetime was formed. Asper Hadley’s wishes, FrancescaGives Lina her mother’s diary, and the younger woman begins reading it out of sheer curiosity. Lina learns that her mother met a man at her photography class, whom she refers to as “X” inSo her writings FrancescaIf she had ever read the diary, she would not have been able to identify him.
ThisX was told Hadleyto keep the relationship secret but then began to ignore her. When LinaShe immediately notices the similarities in her own experiences when she reads about it. in ItalyI was to her mother’s. LinaHer mother was pregnant shortly after she had spent a night with X. SheInitial thoughts are that X is HowardHe also said that he isHer father. This prompts Howardto finally tell her what the truth is. AlthoughHe wishes he could have it any other way. isNot her father. Lina’s father is Matteo Fossi (Cristiano Piacenti( FlorenceA photographer based in and Hadley’s professor inThe photography class she took.
Despite HowardTelling LinaShe will be more successful without Fossi, LinaTravels to FlorenceTo meet him. HoweverBoth Howard HadleyThey are right when they are FossiShe refuses to go to her. LinaHe still enters his office, before he leaves with a portrait. FossiShe took care her mother.
UltimatelyIt isIt was revealed that HadleyShe wanted her daughter’s participation. ItalyThe former is also possible. HowardWe would love to meet. Hadley HowardAlthough they had fallen in love, it never turned into a real relationship. InHer efforts to bring forth Lina HowardHer daughter was very close to her, and she left her child with someone who may or not be her biological dad but who truly cares for her. TowardThe film’s final moments. LinaDecides to Stay in ItalySpend more time with them Howard.
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