Student or Learner
Would you be so kind to tell me what meaning could have the phrase "It's set in..." when it is used in the writing of a review for a movie or a book?
My sample: The new movie is set in England.
"It's set in..." this phrase is only about the place or it's about the content of the film too? Or it's more about the plot and storyline of the movie?
I study BrE.
The "setting" of a story is the time and place where the events occur. It is not about the plot or themes explored by the work. Except, of course, for how the time and place affect the items in the story. We would not expect a story set in Elizabethan England to have a car chase or have a plot involving computer hackers.