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Review of 365 DNI from Netflix

Review of 365 DNI from Netflix

Netflix has a new movie out called 365 DNI that everyone on Twitter was talking about. Of course, I had to check it out. 365 DNI is an erotic thriller that translates to “365 days”.

This is one of those movies that might not have hit it as big as it did had it not been for COVID-19.  It’s an erotic thriller that quite honestly had everyone talking about it for months when it first came out.


It was one of the most popular shows on Netflix. And considering it was a low-budget movie that wasn’t even made in English, that’s saying something.

Review of 365 DNI from Netflix

In the movie, this girl talks about how he’s 1 meter and 90 cm tall. For those of you out there like me wondering what that means, she’s saying he’s 6 foot 2 inches tall of pure sexy perfection. There are a few quirky parts that don’t translate well but don’t worry, for the most part, you get a smooth transition from a show that was shot in another language and dubbed over in English.

If you liked 50 Shades of Grey, you’ll probably like this movie. But now, here are quite a few sub-titles, so you’ll need to pay close attention, or you might miss a few things.

Don’t worry, it’s an English movie (mostly) with only a few parts that are not in English instead, you have to read the subtitles, but there are very few parts that aren’t actually dubbed over in English. I promise you’ll hardly even notice the movie wasn’t shot in English.


The movie has made a superstar of Michele Morrone, who plays the character, Massimo Torricelli. A few months after the release of 365 Days on Netflix, it was announced he landed a 6 figure modeling gig, working with designer Paul Marciano of Guess.

Michele Morrone

The story begins on the day Massimo’s life changes forever. His father is having a heart-to-heart with him, telling him that it’s time he grows up and starts taking his responsibilities seriously, that one day all of his father’s empire will be his.

Then about 5 seconds later, his father is brutally murdered, and Massimo is shot as well, and as he lies there dying, he sees this image of a girl who he wasn’t even sure was real. He recovers, takes over his father’s empire, and is the mafia boss – a really badass one. Five years later, he finds this girl he isn’t sure was even real.  Nobody thought he would ever find her, but he did and kidnaped her.

He gives her one year, 365 days to fall in love with him. If she does not, at the end of the 365 days, she can return to her life in Poland.

He takes her to his place in Siciliy, and she doesn’t cave right away, despite how way hot the guy is. Instead, she messes with him and taunts him, letting him know she will never be his.

Eventually, she does give in, and it’s at this moment you find that 365 DNI makes 50 Shades of Grey look PG! Let’s just say the movie gets really down and dirty.  It’s legit softcore porn, not even going to lie.

The movie is based on a book by a Polish author named Blanka Lipińska, which is currently only available in Polish. There is no English version of the book available, however, there seems to be something in the works due to the overwhelming popularity of the Netflix series. It is likely the English version of the book series 365 dni will be released along with the sequel of the movie on Netflix sometime in 2021.

Review of 365 DNI from Netflix

In America, we call these types of stories a Mafia Romance which is a very popular genre of romance.  Sort of how there are like Cowboy Romance novels and Billionaire Romance novels. This book is book one of a trilogy, but I’m not sure if there will be a sequel to the movie. However, due to its very shocking erotic nature, it’s gotten a lot of attention and has shot up to the most popular list on Netflix, so it just might have a chance.

*Update turns out they were planning on working on a sequel, but it’s currently delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The film made the top three most viewed items on Netflix in several territories, including Germany, France, Lithuania, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Turkey, Pakistan, Sweden, Austria, the Czech Republic, Greece, Romania, South Africa, Portugal, India, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Mauritius, Canada, Israel, Australia, and the United States.

All I will say is do not under any circumstances watch this with your parents or your children around. It’s very, very, very steamy.

The big complaint most people have about the movie isn’t the sex scenes, it’s actually that she’s kidnapped and held against her will. Just to be clear, this movie isn’t based in reality – it’s meant to be a fantasy, like all Mafia romances. He does not touch her sexually without her consent. So there’s that. Just know in advance not to take this movie too seriously. It’s meant to take you out of the realm of reality and offer a little fantasy escapism.

One big question viewers have after (and while) watching 365 DNI is whether or not the sex scenes are real. Many fans are convinced that they are, praising the chemistry between the two leads. Audiences aren’t complaining, but they are still curious! A fan asked Michele Morrone (via Twitter), who portrays Massimo in the movie, about the sex scenes, asking if they were real. Morrone replies that it looks real because they are good actors, but that they are not.

Now that we know Netflix has ordered a sexual to the erotic thriller 365 DNI let’s talk about what we can expect … first of all, the next book is called Ten Dzeiń, which translates to This Day. The third book in the series is called Kolejne 365 DNI, which translates into Another 365 Days.

The second book in the series, and probably the 2nd movie too, deals with Laura’s kidnapping and Massimo trying to rescue her.

Again because of COVID-19, you can expect it to be a good year for the next movie to come out, but at least we know a second movie has been ordered by Netflix – and with a little luck, we’ll have the English-translated version of the book series then as well.

If you don’t have time to watch the whole movie, be sure and check out our 365 Days movie recap. A full rundown of the movie in about 10 minutes.

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Raina Rivers
I'm the dedicated romance book reviewer here because who doesn't love a good love story? My reviews may not always be nice, but they are honest. Lately, I've also been reviewing some shows from Netflix and Amazon Prime, and well, who knows what else I may find to review for you.

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