3 Of The Best Films to Get You In The Mood For Your Holiday

13th July, 2017
Sometimes we book holidays up to a year in advance, and this can lead to us just teeming with anticipation when the date of departure draws closer and closer. Before you depart, we love to view the pictures of our destination and research the best things to do whilst there, but to make the wait a little bit more bearable, films can be a great way to pass the time.  

Films can take us on a journey to destinations which we have not yet visited, and also give us an idea of what to expect. We have picked out three films which are perfect for you if you are heading to one of our luxury villas in Morocco
, France or Italy.

A Good Year  

Starring Russell Crowe, A Good Year is the ultimate feel-good film. The film follows the romantic misadventures of Max Skinner who inherits a vineyard from his uncle in Provence. After years of no communication with his Uncle Henry, London banker and bond trader Max Skinner learns that Henry has passed away, so Max inherits a château and vineyard in Provence.

Max spent a lot of his childhood there learning how to win and lose and improving this killer instinct. Max heads to France with the intention of selling the estate, but spends a few days there trying to get the property ready to sell but is interrupted by a beautiful woman and an American woman claiming to be Henry’s illegitimate daughter.  

As this film is based in Provence, it will inspire you to explore beautiful vineyards, and enjoy everything which Provence has to offer. The film delves into traditional French culture, with many scenes showing mouthwatering French cuisine which will make you even more eager to start your holiday.  

Under the Tuscan Sun  

Starring Diane Lane, Under The Tuscan Sun, is a romantic comedy about a writer named Frances Mayes who has learnt that her husband has been cheating on her. However, the women who he has been cheating on her with is a writer who gave Frances a bad review, and this turns her life upside down.  

In an attempt to cheer her up, her friend Patti sends Frances on a tour of Italy. However, during the trip, Frances decides to impulsively purchase a run-down Tuscan villa and struggles to start her new life in Italy. Along her way, she runs into some colourful characters. This film will have you crying with laughter and will encourage you to start your own Tuscan or Italian adventure this year.  

Sex and the City 2  

Sex and the City 2 is most definitely a chick-flick but can be the perfect film to get you in the mood for your holiday to Morocco. While struggling with the pressures of life, love, and work in Manhattan, Carrie, Miranda, and Charlotte join Samantha for a trip to Abu Dhabi, where Samantha's ex is in the process filming a new movie. Even though the film is based in Abu Dhabi many of the scenes were in fact shot in Marrakesh.

Sex and the City 2 is a sequel to the previous film, which is equally as hilarious. The cast includes Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis.  

All the desert scenes in Sex and the City 2 were filmed in Morocco, in the Western Saharan dunes south of Erfoud, just outside a small town of Merzouga. The dunes are called Erg Chebbi, and they are as breathtaking as you see in the movie.