Holiday film ‘Love Hard’ starring Jimmy O. Yang as a dating app catfish is surprise No. 1 on Netflix

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Love Hard,” a holiday romantic comedy that stars comedian Jimmy O. Yang, was the most-watched movie on Netflix in the U.S. and the U.K. early this week.

It’s number one: The film, directed by Hernán Jiménez, was the No. 1 movie on Netflix from Monday to Wednesday, as per Flixpatrol, a website that gathers streaming data about films and TV shows, We Got This Covered reported.

  • Although “Love Hard” only received a 56% on the review-aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, the rom-com managed to rake in a 96% audience score out of its more than 1,000 ratings. The film was also rated 6.4 out of 10 on IMDB.

  • Nina Dobrev, who plays Natalie Bauer in the film, took to Twitter to thank everyone who watched and supported “Love Hard” on Netflix.

Other details: “Love Hard” follows the story of Bauer, a writer for a dating column looking for love through an online dating app. She meets Josh Lin (Jimmy O. Yang) through the app, but after flying 3,000 miles to meet him, she realizes that she was catfished and that Lin used the picture of a different man, Tag (Darren Barnet).

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  • Speaking to Pop Sugar, Yang, 34, said rom-coms give the “hope of love” to “underdogs out there, much like me.”
  • “It’s like, ‘Ah, there is a shot for me out there or there is a chance out there,’” he said. “This role wasn’t written to be a particular ethnicity. I think it’s super awesome that they cast me as an Asian person and my [onscreen] family [is] an Asian cast. At the end of the day, it’s about the underdogs.”
  • “Love Hard” made its streaming debut on Netflix on Nov. 5, according to Pure Wow.

Featured Image via Netflix

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