Island Rhythms (2003) is another dual region erotic romance made for the
Skye Ashton and her husband are living in a tropical Caribbean paradise. (It
was actually filmed in Negril, Jamaica.) She is supporting him as a cocktail
waitress and dreams of being a photographer. He suggests she reopen an empty
hotel, and, as luck would have it, she acquires one free of charge from the
government. She enlists her friend, Amber Griebel to work with her in the
venture. Fixing it up evidently cost no money, and they soon start accepting
The first guests present challenges:
First, a honeymoon couple arrives, and they are not getting along. In
fact, the wife, Nicola Stephenson, is a raving bitch.
The second guest is a single guy with a hidden agenda. He wants to run the
place himself, and decides that romancing Amber Griebel is the fastest way to
Negatives: the plot is weak, the sex is tepid, and some of the sex scenes are
way too dark.
Positives: this film is mindless but pleasant. The characters are likeable
and the entire film is light and cheerful, including the ending.
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C is solid and a C+ is a VERY good movie. There are very few Bs
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