from zerothe highly anticipated and touching romantic drama mini-series, debuted Friday, October 21, 2022 on Netflix.
The limited series is based on a book titled From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding a Home by Tembi Locke. Locke and his sister Attica also wrote some of the series’ episodes.
The Locke sisters, as well as Reese Witherspoon, Lauren Neustadter Zoe Saldaña, Jermaine Johnson, Richard Abate and Will Rowbotham, are the executive producers of the series. The official description of from zerogiven by Netflix reads as follows:
“Meet Amy and Lino – a love story for the ages.”
In the miniseries, Zoe Saldaña portrays the main character, Amy, and actor Eugenio Mastrandrea plays the other main character, Lino.
Since, from zero was released on Netflix, it received a lot of positive attention from critics and audiences. Viewers enjoyed the series for its gripping and quite heartfelt storyline, consuming acting performances by the lead actors and enticing cinematography.
from zero is a touching story woven with emotions
from zero delves deep into the concept of true love and is a gripping and heartbreaking story at the same time. Miniseries writers Attica Locke and Tembi Locke have done a magnificent job creating a world of love, passion, and pain.
The limited series is layered with several emotional complexities as the two main characters, Lino and Amy, construct a world for themselves. The storyline invokes feelings of comfort and fulfillment among viewers.
Both main characters feel real and raw in their emotions as they show vulnerability and compassion throughout the limited series. The series’ complex emotional undertones only add to its appeal.
The cinematography takes from zero on another level
Brian Pearson and Patrick Murguia served as the series’ cinematographers and did a great job capturing the beauty of the back streets of Florence and Sicily.
The cinematographers’ capture of certain scenes in the series is enchanting. The scenes that can be enjoyed are those where Amy and Lino are taking a scooter ride in Florence or the one where they are simply strolling through the market in Sicily.
However, it’s the presentation of food throughout the series that deserves special mention. The cinematographers’ way of capturing Lino’s cooking will leave viewers eager to learn more about Sicilian cuisine and culture.
Captivating performances by Zoe Saldaña and Eugenio Mastrandrea
Zoe Saldaña as Amy is charismatic, fierce, inspiring, and quite adorable. The actress dove deep into her character to bring out all the complexities of her emotional journey throughout the miniseries.
Eugenio Mastrandrea as Lino also did a fantastic job. He’s believable and quite charming in portraying his role, and brought out all the difficult layers of his character brilliantly. He was the perfect lover for Amy and the perfect father for Idalia.
The on-screen chemistry between the two main actors is a feast for the eyes. The way they communicated throughout the miniseries, with such passion and ease, made it quite gripping and binge-worthy.
Apart from Mastrandrea and Saldaña, other cast members in the miniseries include Danielle Deadwyler, Kellita Smith, Keith David, Judith Scott, Paride Benassai, Lucia Sardo, and Roberta Rigano, among others.
Don’t forget to catch from zerowhich is currently airing on netflix.