Netflix Releases Date and First Look Images for A Tourist's Guide To Love

11:00:50 PM | 1/19/2023

Netflix released the first looks for A Tourist’s Guide To Love - the first international production to film in Vietnam since the pandemic. 

Featuring an international cast including producer and star Rachael Leigh Cook, Vietnamese-American actor Scott Ly, as well as popular local actors Meritorious Artist Le Thien and rising talent Quinn Trúc Trần, A Tourist Guide To Love is set to premiere globally on 27 April 2023, only on Netflix.

A Tourist’s Guide To Love follows a travel executive (Rachel Leigh Cook) who, after an unexpected breakup, decides to accept an assignment to go undercover and learn about the tourist industry in Vietnam. Along the way, she finds adventure and romance with her Vietnamese expat tour guide (Scott Ly) when they decide to reroute the bus in order to explore life and love off the beaten path.

The first look images offer a first glimpse of A Tourist Guide To Love, showcasing many exquisite locales in Vietnam to a global audience. These include the sparkling Thu Bồn river in Hội An, the ancient and majestic Mỹ Sơn sanctuary, the bustling Bến Thành market, and a peaceful village in the Hà Giang countryside.

Speaking of Vietnam as the heart of this film, Rachael Leigh Cook shared: “Vietnam is insanely beautiful, and the landscape is so incredibly diverse, and that's why I think it's so important that we set the movie in so many different places...the topography varies so greatly and it's such an asset to the movie and to everyone who is able to see it.”

The first look collection also teases the rich and vibrant Vietnamese culture reflected in the romance film. In a festive Tết celebration, Rachael Leigh Cook dons a traditional ‘áo dài’, while Meritorious Artist Le Thien welcomes international guests into her cozy village home, dancing joyfully and filling the room with warmth and festive cheer.

Sharing her inspiration behind the script, Vietnamese-American writer Eirene Tran Donohue said: “It was really important to me to tell a story about life in Vietnam now. One that was full of joy and love and celebration. I wanted to change the conversation about Vietnam, to highlight it as a modern thriving country whose stories are worthy of being told.”

A Tourist’s Guide to Love, directed by Steven K. Tsuchida and with Dustin Nguyen as Consulting Producer, will be released globally on 27 April 2023, only on Netflix.

D.A (Vietnam Business Forum)