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An Incredibly Original Take on a Common Story
So I came into this as a fan of Jessica Williams from the Daily Show, and hoping I would enjoy the film. It starts out a little rough, as I found Jessica’s acting to be a little wooden, but as the movie went on, I felt like her acting really improved, especially with all of her scenes with her students. The beginning of the film is definitely the weakest part, as the character isn’t likable, and the dialogue especially with her friend felt very forced. However, similar to her acting, as the movie progressed it greatly improved.
At its core, this movie is a retread of just about every Romantic Comedy cliché, but surrounding this core is the meat of the film examining a modern day artistic black woman that came from a broken family. The movie examines a lot of Jessica’s backstory through her teaching of the children in her class, where she’s trying to pass on her love of creative writing and acting and helping them realize they can do whatever they want in their lives. One student especially mirrors Jessica, as she’s a young intelligent black girl whose parents have recently divorced. The movie examines a lot of interesting aspects here, as Jessica turns very vindictive and mean when the student wants to go to six flags for her father’s weekend with her instead of a writing retreat. I really enjoyed how the film resolved this conflict, and all of these scenes were probably my favorite parts of the film.
For the romantic comedy part of this film, it’s again an interesting take on common tropes. She has a blind date with Chris O’Dowd, and both of them are still in love with their exes, but in spite of their disinterest in a new relationship it starts to form on its own. I enjoyed that the guy wasn’t just some guy for her to date, he also has a lot of problems, and their growing relationship feels real as they have pretty good chemistry. There are some odd dream sequences though, where Jessica meets up with her ex, and the scenes read as they’re actually happening, but then something crazy happens and it’s revealed to have been a dream all along. I understand the dreams purpose, as they’re Jessica working through her relationship in her mind, but I just wish it was more apparent they were dream sequences.
There are some really funny moments intermixed with the relationship stuff, along with some really funny scenes when she goes to visit her family. Unfortunately, the scenes with her family were a little too black and white, unlike the rest of the film. Perhaps it was because the writer/director strongly dislikes his family, and it comes out in the movie. It seems like all they do is judge Jessica, and they don’t have any redeeming factors.
Overall, I really enjoyed the film despite its flaws, and I would recommend it if you have Netflix. If you’d like to see my video version of this review, you can check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGoBeIuKTyk
Up and Down and Uneven but a Nice Small Film
I love the fact that Netflix et al are making lots of these smaller films and allowing more voices to be heard. With that said I wish that these small features didn’t feel the need to be bound to the same rules as theater released movies, namely the length. This would have worked a lot better at 60 minutes than 22 minutes beyond that.
If people are going to dance in your movie teach them to dance first. Moving around like you’re in the throes of an epileptic seizure is pretty far from dancing, like a child banging on keys isn’t piano playing.
“Hey, everybody, guess what? This is your one and only life. What do you want to tell people about it?” One of the best lines she has.
So she absolutely has to come off as a condescending theater snob to the white woman at her sister’s baby shower? Like everyone is into exactly that same stuff as a 20 something single woman? Just because you studied theater doesn’t make you smarter than anyone. If what she writes is this condescending I wouldn’t touch it with a long stick. And then she heaps more on wait for it another white woman. As if white women are the only clueless people in the world. Would she have been such a hag if she had been speaking to a black woman? Imagine how that would have completely changed the dynamics of the scene.
She brow-beats an 11 year old girl because the kid wants to go to 6 Flags? What a horrible adult! A little later she apologizes. You really shouldn’t do anything you need to apologize for if you’re a teacher.
Dope? Do people still use that word? It just sounds dorky and beneath any educated person, especially a writer.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 25 min (85 min)
Director Jim Strouse
Writer Jim Strouse
Actors Jessica Williams, Chris O’Dowd, LaKeith Stanfield
Country United States
Awards 3 nominations
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