The Bizarre Romantic Comedy That Shocks Netflix Fans

With a truly bizarre story – marked by moments of extreme violence and frighteningly disgusting scenes – the romantic comedy Spontaneous has everything to win over fans in Netflix. New to the platform’s Brazilian catalogue, the film left viewers completely shocked.

A mix of comedy, romance, fantasy and science fiction, Spontaneous is a project by Brian Duffield, filmmaker famous for the horror franchise The Nanny. The screenplay is based on the bookspontaneous”, released in 2017 by writer Aaron Starmer.

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Spontaneous originally premiered in 2020, and it didn’t take long to win the hearts of critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a 97% approval rating, which proves its “universal acclaim”.

See below for everything you need to know about the unusual plot and star cast of Spontaneous on Netflix.

Discover the bizarre story of Spontaneous on Netflix

On Netflix, romantic comedy movies are usually very successful. Features like Perfect Combination and Amor em Obras, for example, have already dominated the Top 10 on the platform.

However, not even the most daring novels on the platform come close to the level of bizarreness of the plot of Spontaneous.

“When classmates start to (literally) explode out of nowhere, two students decide to make the most of life and open up to love amidst the blood and chaos,” states the official synopsis of Spontaneous.

As the description indicates, “spontaneous combustion” is at the center of the plot. For those who don’t know, the term is used to identify a mysterious phenomenon in which the human body explodes as a result of the heat generated by internal mechanisms.

Spontaneous follows the story of Mara and Dylan, two students who, after witnessing the shocking combustion of friends and colleagues, decide to embark on a journey of passion, companionship and many discoveries.

Spontaneous cast stars in 13 Reasons Why on Netflix

Spontaneous is starring an old acquaintance of the Netflix audience: Katherine Langford. In the bizarre romantic comedy, the star plays Mara Carlyle.

The Australian actress is known for playing Hannah Baker in the teen drama 13 Reasons Why, one of the most popular on the platform. Langford is also on the epic series Cursed.

Charlie Plummer – from Moonfall: Lunar Menace and Boardwalk Empire – plays Dylan Hovemeyer.

Piper Perabo (Show Bar) and Rob Huebel (Children’s Hospital) play Angela and Charlie, Mara’s parents.

Yvonne Orji, famous for her performance in the HBO series Insecure, plays Carla Rossetti, an FBI agent who investigates mysterious spontaneous combustions.

The Spontaneous cast also includes Hayley Law (Riverdale), Chelah Horsdal (Star Trek: Discovery) and Laine MacNeil (Diary of a Wimpy Kid).

Spontaneous is now available in the Brazilian Netflix catalog, see the trailer below.

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Alexandre Guglielmelli

Alexandre Guglielmelli

Graduated from PUC Minas, I specialize in horror films, reality shows and pop culture. In my spare time, I like to write and offer movie and series recommendations to friends.

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