By Monteque Pope-Le Beau
“Don’t Read This On A Plane” is a delightfully funny and poignant film about finding what it is you truly want out of life. Who would not enjoy traveling across the European country side meeting wonderfully interesting people while having the privilege of visiting some of the most beautiful and prestigious book bookstores Europe has ever known. Yet sometimes a trip can reveal who a person truly is at the core of their being. It is at those times when they are stripped bare that they see the true reality of their life. This is the case in the film “Don’t Read This On A Plane”. After her publisher’s bankruptcy, novelist Jovana Fey (Sophie Desmarais) hitchhikes across Europe to complete her promotional tour, as the public and press speculate whether her risqué book about a married woman’s dalliances with a hundred women is autobiographical. “Don’t Read This On A Plane” is a charming look into Jovana Fey’s complicated life that is filled with the desire to succeed while meeting an array of different kinds of interesting and lively people that she what normally not come in contact with.
Director Stuart McBratney has made a masterful piece of storytelling. Using the beautiful European country side as silent costar to the wonderfully brilliant Sophie Desmarais who brings the character Jovana Fey to life in vivid color with a very interesting wondering eye. “Don’t Read This On A Plane” is a must see film about the discovery of what it takes to live one’s truth.
“Don’t Read This On A Plane” won the Audience Award at Dances With Films-LA this month where the film had its World Premiere. The film festival was a virtual event this year due to Covid-19 safety concerns. It will be released by Gravitas Ventures, a Red Arrow Studios Company, on DigitalHD, Cable VOD, Blu-ray and DVD on September 22 throughout North America