Netflix movie Airplane Mode shows the impacts of social media



Cassie Eamigh, Staff Writer

The Netflix original movie entitled “Airplane Mode” is a PG rated film directed by César Rodrigues and written by Renato Fagundes and Alice Name-Bomtempo. It is a romantic comedy about a social media influencer named Ana. It was released on Jan. 23 of this year, starring Larissa Manoela, André Luiz Frambach, and Erasmo Carlos.

The movie “Airplane Mode” is about a girl named Ana who is a social media influencer which allows her to work for a fashion brand called True Fashion. Gil, who also works at the company, is in a relationship with Ana. But the company orchestrates a plan to get Gil to break up with Ana to bring attention to the launch of their upcoming clothing line. Ana, who is devastated, gets into a serious accident which leads her parents to send her to her grandfather’s place with no internet or even phones. Will Ana learn to adapt to her new life? Or will matters get worse?

“Airplane Mode” shows an example of how social media affects us today. In our society, social media is such a big part of our lives and sometimes it can be dangerous. Ana has conversations with her grandfather and father which incorporates moments of fun throughout. This movie expresses how there is more to life than just social media.

The movie does a good job capturing the lesson portrayed. However, it lacks a unique plot, making it predictable. “Airplane Mode” has some nice ideas, but is a little exaggerated over the top.

I would recommend this movie to anyone who is looking for something that addresses the issues involving social media addiction and how social media can affect our sense of reality.