Ibiza, a new comedy movie has just arrived on Netflix and if you’re for a bit more background on the show before watching or looking for everything you need to know after the credits roll this article is for you.
We’ve split this article into two. The first half is information you need to know before you watch and the second half is everything you need to know after your first viewing.
Before you watch
Released on Netflix: May 25th, 2018
Director: Alex Richanbach (We Are Young – 2013)
Written by: Lauryn Kahn (The Other Guys (2010), Step Brothers (2008) and The Morning After (2011))
The movie was first conceived back in 2014 but Sony would’ve been the distributor. In June 2017, Netflix announced it had picked up the movie and filming began a few months later in September 2017.
What’s the movie about?
Ibiza is a fairly standard vacation movie where Gillian Jacobs (Community, Love) character is sent on a work vacation to Ibiza but brings along her two party-hard friends. She’s convinced to divert slightly from her original reason for going to Ibiza by hooking up with a famous DJ.
What are the critics saying?
Metacritic at the time of writing holds the movie at a 54 out of 100. One the high end of the scale is IndieWire’s review (75/100) praising the fact that another lady-centric comedy gets the spotlight. On the other end of the spectrum, Vulture has only scored the movie at a 30 out of 100. Vulture’s review concluded that: “Ibiza doesn’t have the strength of wit and character to suffice as a hangout vacation movie, and it has zero idea how to be a romantic comedy, either. ”
On other platforms, Rotten Tomatoes currently holds the movie at a 78% and IMDb users are scoring it at a 4.0 out of 10. It’s a mixed opinion but we’ll update this article should the opinion shift dramatically.
After you watch
Ibiza has a relatively short cast list but Gillian Jacobs who’s dubbed as the main star is probably outshone by Game of Thrones Richard Madden who played Rob Stark on the show.
Harpers two sidekicks in the movie include Phoebe Robinson who is mostly known for her writing and Vanessa Bayer who up until last year was in Saturday Night Live.
|Gillian Jacobs||Harper||Community, LOVE|
|Phoebe Robinson||Leah||I Love Dick, Co-operation|
|Michaela Watkins||Sarah||Casual, Transparent|
|Richard Madden||Leo||Game of Thrones|
|Augustus Prew||Miles||About a Boy and Kick-ass 2|
|Anjela Nedyalkova||Custodia||T2 Trainspotting|
Ibiza (2018) Soundtrack
The soundtrack to Ibiza on Netflix is huge. Obviously with the girl’s destination being Ibiza that immediately brings a certain kind of music with it.
The movie features some massive dance hits of the past decade but also features quite a few Spanish hits too.
- New York, New York – Frank Sinatra
- Mi Gente – J Balvin, Willy William
- Mama Ines – Magalis y Su Gran Jugada
- Senorita Swing – Hugh Gillick Burns and Danny Schogger
- Riverside (Reloaded) – Sidney Samson and Tujamo
- Bullet Blowz – Havana Brown and Kronic
- Booty Bounce – Tujamo
- Rock the Bells – Boys Noize
- For You – Midi Jones featuring Paige Faust
- Animals – Giorgio Tuinfort
- Poison – Martin Garrix
- Space Man – Hardwell
- Mask on My Face – Modulation
- How Deep Is Your Love – Calvin Harris featuring Disciples
- If You Remember (Luxxury Remix) – The Ramona Flowers
- Awoo – Sofi Tukker featuring Betta Lemme
- Sua Cara – Major Lazer featuring Anitta and Pabllo Vittar
- Lovestruck – Nicholas Patrick Kingsley and Jade Elizabeth Pybus
- You Got Me Like – Gelo featuring Phoebz
- Hay Que Luchar – Randall Cooke, Andrew Bojanic, Elizabeth Hooper and Ruben Martinez
- Life on Mars? – David Bowie
- Cancion Del Sol – APM Music
- Despacito – Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee.
- Feel So Good (Inst) – Beds and Beats
- Ven A Mi – Mangana
- Raw – JAIDEN
- Yo Me He Acostumbrado A Ti – Qbanito
- No Todos Es Lo Que Parece – Aerolineas Federales
- Sensational – Sam Feldt
- Move Like That – Alesso
- Vamonos – Chuckie, Kronic & Krunk
- CRSD – Flipbois
- Raining – Kaskade & Adam K & Sunsun
- Get Ready For This – Beds and Beats
- We Are One – Hardwell & Alexander Tidebrink
- Peanut Butter Jelly – Galantis
- La Luna – Benjamin Woods
- Positive Spirit – Peter Neff and Mauricio Yazigi
- The Future – San Holo and James Vincent McMorrow
- Get Ur Freak On – Missy Elliott
- Confidence – Majik
- Always There When I Need You – Salt Cathedral
- Light – San Holo
For your convenience, we’ve compiled a Spotify playlist of all the songs that are available on the service that are in the movie. You can duplicate, follow or listen to that using the embed below.
What to watch next on Netflix…
Are you all done with Ibiza and looking for something similar? Well, the obvious go-to choice for a movie like this would be Brides Maids but that movie sadly isn’t streaming on Netflix at the moment.
On Netflix, however, is the Gillian Jacobs series Love which just wrapped up with its third and final season. In the show, Gillian plays someone who’s just gone through a bad breakup and find a new guy. Likewise, if a strong female-led comedy is what you’re after, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt may just be for you too.
Sticking with the EDM scene, Netflix released a movie back in 2016 about two people that have their paths crossed and form a romantic relationship. The movie is called XOXO and stars Sarah Hyland and Chris D’Elia.