15+ Seberg Reviews – Stewart Tries Her Best Holding Up Abysmal Script

Seberg ⭐️⭐️

If you told me a movie about Jean Seberg, who died young under somewhat mysterious circumstances, that acted in some great films including the disaster film Airport, was hounded by the FBI for her involvement in the civil rights movement — was and would be a mediocre film, I’d have a hard time believing.

Believe it.

How did the filmmaker’s screw this one up? I’ll break it down momentarily, but think the script is largely to blame.

These kind of movies are among the hardest for me to process from a reviewer’s standpoint. I mean, all the ingredients should be there and the execution is to blame.

Come on, Seberg’s life is very, very interesting and yet this is all delivered flat and by the numbers, except and — thankfully — for Kristen Stewart.

Heck, you’ll be more excited reading articles about Jean Seberg.

Seberg told the NY Times in 1974 that she had once been very committed to the Panthers, but had “officially broke with them…I’ve analyzed the fact that I’m not equipped to participate absolutely and totally. I had a very, very bad mental breakdown, and now I realize I wouldn’t want a person like me in a group I was a member of, as Groucho Marx would put it.”

The Still Bizarre Tragedy Behind Kristen Stewart’s Seberg | E! News

A miscarriage, overdoses and a death under strange circumstances — these are the ingredients that make for a good film and yet they’re barely explored!

Before going further, there are spoilers ahead. If you haven’t watched Seberg yet — it’s available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video — then you might want to come back after watching (if you want to watch, that is), because I have some spoiler-heavy stuff to say about this movie, including breaking down the ending, which I hated.

… you’ve been warned, SPOILERS ahead …

Let’s start with the best part of this movie — by far — Kristen Stewart.

Without Stewart’s acting, this movie would have been 1-star for me

Stewart is an actress I’ve criticized heavily for her last two films seen (see: 20+ Underwater Reviews – Sea Monsters Are Scarier Unexplained), but I like what she tried to do here. I say, try, because when you’re given crap as an ingredient, it’s hard to make good sushi.

And yet, I did feel like Stewart was strong in this film. She gave some real passion to the mostly limp noodle lines she was given. Even saw her cry a few times, get mad and some semi-nude sex scenes took me by surprise. A bare breasted Kristen Stewart in this film? Didn’t expect that.

So, I give Kristen Stewart’s performance with the material given a sold 3.5 out of 5 stars. It’s hard to do what she did, and commend her for that. I wish she’d have been as stellar with subpar material with Charlie’s Angels and Underwater.

The Real Jean Seberg was an activist locally too

Teenagers Against Polio was just one of Seberg’s causes. The historical film below shows Jean was all about great causes throughout her life, including her home town of Marshalltown, Iowa.

As you watch some (or all) of this Jean Seberg interview, check out her hair. That’s the hair that I wish Kristen Stewart had in at least some of the movie.

Kristen Stewart sports the Breathless Seberg hairdo throughout most the movie.

Why didn’t the hair and makeup people change Stewart’s short, pixie hairdo? Look at the video above. Seberg didn’t always have short hair. Yes, she had it during the movie Breathless (1960, shown below) and she helped make this a trendy style for women. I just wish other eras of her hair had been on display.

Kristen Stewart embodies this era and style of Jean Seberg throughout the film, Seberg

Also, Stewart doesn’t make any attempt to capture the voice of Seberg. She’s Kristen Stewart’s voice as Jean Sebert, not Sebert’s more mousy voice.

I know, you’re probably thinking? Her hair, so what? This has little to do with the movie itself, but I don’t find women in short hair very attractive, including Kristen Stewart, and thus this creates a (very) small negative bias against short-haired women characters.

Jean Seberg in the first video looks way more attractive to me. As a viewer, we can’t help but being at least a little biased by how a character’s appearance. It’s the reason Danny Trejo is so often cast as a bad guy because his weathered face, tats and the like just make him look like the stereotypical bad guy. Love Trejo as Machete, by the way!

I’m not saying just because a woman’s hair is short she can’t have an amazing performance. Far from it, I’m saying that it is distracting to me. Somewhat shallow? Yes, I’ll at least admit it.

The exposition text ending sucks

Very rarely the “and then this happened” text endings explaining the actual ending and/or death for the character work. Sure, it’s effective as an epilogue for characters with lives more electric and interesting than their death, but to tell us that Sebring died at a mere 40 years old when that’s more interesting than the movie we just sat through for 90+ minutes? Lame. Flashbacks are tough, but it might have made more sense in this story. Cut the scenes in more present with investigation around her murder back to the movie roles she starred in and the black panther involvement.

Instead, we’re treated to a mostly dry, boring FBI surveillance film. Why? Can’t help wondering what Greta Gerwig would have done if she was behind Seberg? No doubt a much better film.

The text at the end instead of being enlightening and “wow, that’s too bad” moment becomes an irritation for the viewer wanting to see that film instead.

Summary

I’m always curious what others think of films after I’ve written and shared my own review. The reason why not during or before is I don’t want to be influenced. Sometimes, I’m way off in my reaction to a film than others, which I’ll always find fascinating. Let’s see how this one fares.

Reviews by Others

What do other reviewers think about Seberg?

Recommended

  1. Ben Rolph / DiscussingFilm (4/5): “…has depth and underlying intrigue to the reasoning’s and the portrayal of the story, it doesn’t hold up to the standard of spectatorial mastery of The Conversation. However, that isn’t the core of the film, that is the outer rim of intrigue. The real centre piece is Stewart, Jean is the beating heart of the film”
  2. James Kleinmann / The Queer Review: “In my opinion, Judy is a mediocre film with a good performance, whereas Seberg is a great movie, with a remarkable performance. Yet somehow, Judy got Renée Zellweger another Academy Award for a showy role, while Seberg failed to get Kristen Stewart an overdue first Oscar nod.”
  3. miquewatson / In Their Own League (4/5): “This is a tale so absolutely horrifying in just how current it all feels; power corrupts the corruptible, and people are the collateral damage.”

Not Recommended

  1. After Misery (1.5/5): ” time is wasted on FBI agent Jack Solomon (Jack O’Connell) and his weird family life. Why is this so much about him when we don’t know anything about him and movie’s name is Seberg? Seberg the film is a blended drink and the maker has no idea about its ingredients.”
  2. Candid Cinema: “I feel as if he focused too much on the surveillance aspect of the Jean Seberg case, rather than have it be a character study on this icon. This also proves that Kristen Stewart can tackle anything because this was her BEST performance, all she needs is a great script and she will eventually get the recognition she deserves.”
  3. CJ / Film Mafia: “Seberg’s story is a great one, and Kristen Stewart, a truly magnetic actor, is a great Seberg. But the dialogue is excruciating, and it makes the actors saying it look bad: you can’t act this stuff properly.”
  4. David Ferguson / Movie Reviews From The Dark: “The film would have been best served by focusing on either Seberg or Solomon. The two stories dilute the effectiveness, and beyond that, the Black Panther story line fades, as does the whole celebrity-as-an-activist subplot.”
  5. filmreviews12 / The Reviews (2/4): “…when so much of the rest of the proceedings are marred down by such meandering scripting and plodding direction, the movie takes a distant approach to a real-life story and comes off lacking and unfocused.”
  6. Graham / Scannain: “…is a relatively harmless affair. Even with two compelling leads, the film cannot be elevated above average.”
  7. hoops2448 / The Sardonic Romantic: “The story of Jean Seberg is a tragic one that people should know about, especially today when disinformation is becoming the norm yet again, but I don’t think Seberg the film does justice to her undoing or the story of a country willing to let it happen.”
  8. M.N Miller / Ready Steady Cut: “there is very little tension filled paranoia created here nor a well-designed narrative on the assault on her mental health that the makers of Seberg are selling.”
  9. MrJabbatron / Jason “Jabba” Davis: “In what should be a fascinating true story about race, power, and state surveillance, the script just isn’t there, and fails to delve below a skin deep level. Despite some classy art direction and costumes that beautifully recreate an authentic late 60s ethos, Seberg is a painfully slow and frustrating movie that ultimately takes us nowhere.”
  10. Reddy’s Reviews (5.5/10): “…has value in many important areas, but Andrews just can’t get these elements to work together in a way that makes this movie as impactful as intended.  Stewart will find a role that fits her skill set and gets her some major nominations, but unfortunately this attempt didn’t quite work out for her.”
  11. RogerInOrlando / Movie Nation (1.5/4): “And director Benedict Andrews underscores just how deeply he doesn’t “get it” by finishing the film with a long closeup of Stewart/Seberg, failing to wring emotions out of her, her failing to wring them out of us. Maybe that’s his way of throwing her under the bus”
  12. Trailer Trashed: “I have seen a whole lot of ‘based on true events’ stories this January already, and this one falls way behind the pack. “
  13. Virginia DeBolt / Old Ain’t Dead: “Kristen Stewart did an outstanding job with the rather poor script she was given. With the right hair and costumes, she evoked the real woman admirably.”

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27+ Scoob Reviews – Not Quite A Scooby Snack, But Tries … A Little

Purchased Scoob! on Google Play! for our grandchildren and us to watch

Scoob! ⭐️⭐️½

Although my rating indicates I’m not recommending this, if you are a long time Scooby Doo fan, it’s still worth a look. My grandchildren loved it and I liked some parts of the effort and was somewhat entertained.

While DreamWorks Animation’s “Trolls: World Tour” generated the most advanced buzz — heralded as the first big-budget film to abandon its theatrical release and embrace the streaming route in the COVID-19 era — “Scoob!” is a better film, with its eye-candy animation, sly script and, best of all, a hilarious vocal performance from Lafayette native Will Forte as the boy-man Shaggy. Forte even rivals Matthew Lillard’s scene-stealing take of dog’s best friend in the 2002 live action “Scooby-Doo” dud. Forte perfects Shaggy’s crackly puberty voice.

Review: ‘Scoob’ is all we could want in a Scooby-Doo reboot

Going to get into some SPOILERS in what follows, so a warning to those who haven’t seen the movie yet.

… you’ve been warned, SPOILERS ahead …

Scooby & Shag: The Younger Years

Loved the opening at Venice Beach with Scooby swiping the sausage and rollerbarreling it with a bicycle cop in pursuit. Then Shaggy meets him for the first time and covers for him, giving the policeman his Scoob’s name. Ok, so it’s not realistic the policeman’s reaction, but we’re in a cartoon.

The other scene I liked was in the bowling alley. From there, it went (mostly) downhill for me. The grandchildren remained glued to the TV, so they didn’t mind that the story lost all focus.

Where were the rest of the gang?

Not enough of Fred, Daphne and Velma. All the best Scooby Doo episodes I’ve seen have a team focus on solving the mystery. There is a little of this here, but not enough. I dug how Velma was super tech hacker. Fred and Daphne might as well have been the same character gender reversed because neither does anything that substantial.

I realize the title is focused on Scooby and yes, there needs to be plenty of him and Shaggy — usually in search for food and avoiding danger because they are both easily scared. They gave us this, but in the story seem to have mostly forgotten about the rest of the gang. Disappointing to me.

Did we need the other shared universe characters?

Falcon Fury? Didn’t work for me. Then again, I’m not opposed to introduccing among other comic book characters into Scooby Doo and the mystery gang’s world.

They had Simon Cowell, but missed the perfect opportunity to spoof American Idol! Wouldn’t it have been cool to see him in some sort of judging role scene? Even if it was something ridiculous like judging how scared Scooby and Shaggy were of something. Oh well, in my imagination I’ll get this missed opportunity scene.

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Oh, and I miss Casey Kasem and Matthew Lillard’s Shaggy

No shade at Will Forte who did a decent voice job, he just wasn’t as good as Matthew Lillard or Casey Kasem who retired in 2007. Apparently, the producers never offered it to Lillard. It’s puzzling, because he’s been the live action and voice of Shaggy for over 10 years. Even Lillard was disappointed from stories I’ve read.

Hint to animation voice casting department: offer the role to the established actors first … or at least explain why they don’t get the role. Recasting key voice characters is going to matter more than you might think.

Reviews by Others

What do others think of Scoob!?

Recommended

  1. Den of Geek: “Parents might not be as engaged with the story as younger viewers, but there are plenty of silly, raunchy jokes and classic character appearances to keep adults entertained”
  2. Dewey Singleton: “…certainly stays true to its roots and manages to include several exciting cartoon characters”
  3. Frankenculture / Steve Pokorny! (4/5): “The story progressed at a fine jaunt and was exciting throughout.  For fans of the classic and people looking to introduce your kids to the Hanna-Barbera  universe I would whole heartedly recommend this film, and to own it for $25, it’s a steal.”
  4. Full Circle Cinema (7/10): “While it’s not groundbreaking in any way, It’s not bad – it’s heartwarming and enjoyable for any age. I liked it quite a bit, and my 10-year-old cousin loved it even more. More than anything else, that’s what matters most because this movie was intended for him and his age group and we, as critics, forget that sometimes”
  5. Geekly Goods: “It’s one of the best family-friendly films I’ve seen this year. The humor is definitely meant for the adults, but the kids will get a kick out of Scoob and his joyous spirit.”
  6. IslandMovieBlogs: “…is a nice nostalgic trip for the whole family. The story might not be the best, but like i said, thats not what’s important. If you have a connection to these characters, its nice having them again.”
  7. James Bachman / Thinking Outside The Box Office: “It isn’t trying to break the mold, and it isn’t a subversive masterpiece like The Lego Movie. But for a quick, Scooby Snack sized film with really crisp animation, you might just want to see what is new with Scooby-Doo.”
  8. Jason’s Movie Blog (3.4/5): “…is one of those animated movies that works but doesn’t at the same time. Its enjoyable, but its not the best. It’s not terrible, but its not quite memorable.”
  9. Maz The Nerd Uncanny (Grade: B+): “Yes, “Scoob!” is a bit silly and oddly plot-heavy when it comes to Alexander the Great mythology. But I still loved every second of this film.”
  10. Melody MacReady (8/10): “It was a good change for the franchise and I look forward to a possible sequel or spin-off in this new universe.”
  11. Movie Paws / Sharon Knolle: “…is as loving an homage as the recent “Scoobynatural” crossover with TV series “Supernatural.” And it leaves the door open for more Hanna-Barbera team-ups.”
  12. Robert Butler III / Geeks of Color: “Aside from the superhero shared universe culture that’s cultivated in recent years, SCOOB! delivers a sweet and sometimes funny tale drenched in a little popular culture tanginess. If you’re a parent looking for something to watch with the kids this weekend, SCOOB! is fun for the whole family.”
  13. sambel203 / Moving Forward: “Would I see it in theaters? Well thanks to COVID-19 our house is now the theater so yeah, I’d upgrade what we have to rewatch it. It was honestly a really good movie.”
  14. Songs Voices Never Share: “How good Scoob! would’ve done if it were released in the theaters? I can’t possibly tell that, but the last act of this movie would definitely have been a blast to watch on the big screen. So, I would recommended you to watch this film – kids will love it, and chances are you will too.”
  15. The Avacado: “…is, in fact, a Blue Falcon and Dynomutt movie, one that pits those heroes in a struggle against Dick Dastardly (of Wacky Races fame), with Mystery Inc.’s own Shaggy Rogers and his faithful dog Scooby-Doo acting as the requisite audience surrogates. Your response to that bit of information, whether it be intrigue or disgust, will be a major factor in determining whether or not this film is worth any of your time.”

Not Recommended

  1. Bringin The Juice: “As I said I was excited for this movie and the idea of a Hanna-Barbera universe, however this movie did not feel like a Scooby-Doo movie. It felt like an overstuffed Hanna-Barbera jumble that needed to breathe a little bit.”
  2. Darren Lucas / Movie Reviews 101: “This is just a terrible version of the much loved characters, we do have heart with friendship, only it lacks any mystery required which is the central point of the whole show.”
  3. DC Bolling / DC’s Take: “Sadly, I gotta say Scoob! was a disappointment. It’s good enough for young kids’ to enjoy, but for adults who grew up with the original cartoons, there isn’t a lot to get out of it when a lot of the jokes weren’t all that funny and has a story that leaves little of interest.”
  4. FILMAHOLIC: “…a film based on beloved cartoons that leaned into their wondrous mysteries and incredible characters, is merely a shadow of what came before. Every single character, perhaps except for the leading duo of Shaggy and Scooby, has no traits beyond being a shallow caricature of what they were in old cartoons. It makes for an awkward and meaningless watch.”
  5. Frankie Gilmore / DiscussingFilm (2.5/5): “Alas, Scoob! represents the further descent of a culture dominated by films advertising their sequels before the credits have even rolled. A film that kids will love, but will have other fans of the characters wondering…”
  6. From the mind of Victor Lovecraft (2/5): “With Warner Animation Group’s new film Scoob!, I confess that things seem off again. There’s always something strange about Scooby’s theatrical runs, even as this one eventually ended up on VOD”
  7. Gavin O’Neil / Overcranked: “…does little to add anything unique or interesting to the expansive amount of content already made with these characters. In fact, it almost feels like it has taken a step back with throwing out any type of mystery. Still, SCOOB! at least keeps your attention the whole time and there are never really any moments that make you want to immediately turn it off.”
  8. Geoff Swanson / Movies With Geoff (6/10): “Is this the Scooby Doo I know? Not really. I miss the creepier horror component and the formulaic nature the episodes had. Perhaps it’s just nostalgia. That being said, the difficulty this film had was straddling the roots of the characters and the original show, which probably would now come across as cheesy to a much savvier child audience”
  9. Gordon Levitt / Gliterati*Lobotomy: “…is not a vote of confidence in WB’s ability to create quality content for younger audiences, and it’s not good proof that WB even wants to put money into these movies.”
  10. Jesse Revell Reviews (5/10): “Certainly not a failure but far from a success.”
  11. Luke’s Living Room: “Seriously, you guys, it was not great. But what can you expect from a movie that has a total of SIX different writers?”
  12. MisterJ / Brain of J: “Despite nice animation and a few fun gags that harken back to the original series, Scoob! is a dispiriting movie. It might entertain families and young ones on the fly but for me, I’d rather pick out the original series or try my luck with the other animated films.”
  13. The Bloomgist: “At one point in Scoob, Fred insists that this is their “most important mystery ever” rather than being “about some guy in a rubber mask”, an annoyingly smug attempt to elevate this above the many entertainingly dopey adventures we’ve seen them on before.”

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21+ The Lovebirds Reviews – Issa Rae, Kumail Nanjiani Friend Zoned, Unfortunately

The Lovebirds ⭐️⭐️

Romantic comedies are a well-traveled genre. The number one ingredient that I look for remains if I can believe the two leads can be a couple, that the romantic spark is there.

There is chemistry between Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae, but for me it’s all in the friend zone, not love … and that hurts a movie with that magical four-lettered L word in the title.

Not only do they have great chemistry, but they look like a real couple that actually exists in America. It’s particularly refreshing to watch two people of color star in a movie like this, in a genre that has been dominated by white couples for so long, and absolutely crush it. It makes watching movies like this exciting again. Couples that look like real couples. What a concept!

‘The Lovebirds’ Issa Rae, Kumail Nanjiani Review

Obviously, I didn’t feel the same as the reviewer above, except for the part about them being a more “real” couple. That is true. Just real friends.

As we get into more details below, it’s necessary to throw down the SPOILER warning.

… you’ve been warned, SPOILERS ahead …

The trailer had (most) the good stuff

“Take the grease!” — that was the punchline we heard in the trailer repeatedly. I mean the lead-up in theater previews for this movie was off the charts. Sadly, as in the case of all too many trailers, the good parts we’ve already seen. Now, when the movie comes it’s like we’re rewatching the film. Let down.

What’s up with Issa Rae’s overly-white teeth?

Nothing wrong with teeth being white, but I swear every time Issa Rae smiles her teeth are too white. It threw me off from the story.

She’s a beautiful lady, absolutely. I don’t care how white her teeth are, nothing changes that, but this was distracting for me watching the film.

“But Hollywood smiles are full of veneers. They don’t simply bleach their teeth; they don’t have the original surface of their teeth. The standards are getting more and more impossible to achieve. Are we chasing a chimera? Absolutely.”

Blindingly White: Teeth Bleaching Gone Too Far – NBC

I remember Issa in The Photograph and her teeth weren’t that white. Actually think she looked hotter in that movie than this one.

Still, this overly white teeth complaint is a minor annoyance.

Crappy caper

My biggest beef with this movie is the script. It’s just bad. I think if the two leads had a better script with a caper that wasn’t outright corny and nonsensical, this would have been so much more fun.

Or, go The Whole Missy route and just make it a farce. Those that blast Happy Madison comedies, at least they go intentionally over the top. I couldn’t make out if this movie was trying to be too serious with the comedy. It just felt flat throughout most the viewing.

Reviews by Others

What do others think of The Lovebirds?

Recommended

  1. Alex Brannan / CineFiles Movie Reviews (Grade: C): “The script does not provide consistent humor, putting forward plenty of out-dated references but rarely a genuinely clever joke. It does better work fleshing out a grounded relationship for its eponymous pair, but even this falls short of emotional effectiveness.”
  2. Arianne Binette / The UnderSCENE: “Sometimes a film doesn’t need to be everything to actually be good and The Lovebirds is just that. It does just enough for you to enjoy the story and yourself at the same time.”
  3. blackwatchmovies: “…reminded me of Game Night mixed with elements of Queen & Slim (only because there is a couple on the run for a murder they are not really responsible for). You will laugh at the stupidest things in this movie. It is the good kind of absurd.”
  4. Britany Murphy / Geeks of Color: “…is certainly a must-watch for any lovers of comedies that are coupled with an intriguing murder mystery plotline. It easily pairs its comedy with moments of seriousness that work extremely well and adds realism to the film that would otherwise feel a bit unbelievable due to the murder mystery aspect.”
  5. Cristina’s Blog: “For those looking for an elaborate plot with eloquent screenwriting and elaborate cinematography, you may find that The Lovebirds falls short. But take it for what it is – a whimsical, silly romcom that you don’t need to read too much into.”
  6. DC Bolling / DC’s Take (Grade: B-): “Even though it won’t be labeled as the funniest comedy to come out this year with a script that isn’t the best, you’ll easily get some enjoyment from Rae and Nanjiani’s chemistry with genuine laughs in between.”
  7. David Crow / Den of Geek: “As an action-mystery, The Lovebirds is a little imbalanced and imperfect. As a portrait of a couple rediscovering everything they like about each other, it’s charming and stubbornly hopeful. The old dating adage comes to mind: Every relationship ends, until it doesn’t. Every mystery is unsolvable, until it is.”
  8. Dewey Singleton: “…is the cinematic equivalent of Cotton Candy. It’s sweet on the surface and for brief moments can be satisfying, but the film is an empty experience.”
  9. Finn Schlote / Cinemaspot.com: “…is a perfectly fine Netflix comedy, with charming leads and some funny scenes. It benefits from it’s short runtime and therefore is an entertaining watch. For fans of the comedy genre or if you just want to have an easy watch, this is the one to go.”
  10. HCMovieReviews: “…is an easy and entertaining watch that feels right at home on Netflix, rather than on the big screen. It’s most definitely better than a lot of the original Netflix content that it has similarities with, its collection of well written comedy and superb leading actors setting it apart.”
  11. High Contrast: “I would like to see Rae and Nanjiani work together again sometime. They make The Lovebirds worth a watch despite its flaws. Just don’t expect anything other than a formulaic (and short) bit of escapism with a few laughs.”
  12. Keith & The Movies (3/5): “I wouldn’t say they are brimming with romantic chemistry, but as a comedy duo they pair up nicely doing a lot with little and ultimately keeping “The Lovebirds” afloat.”
  13. Leo Rydel / Geekly Goods (6/10): “While I can’t say I’ll find myself watching this movie again, it was fun to sit through two of my favorite stars going through a quick hour and a half murder mystery together.”
  14. Mirza Baig / Welcome To The Movie Ark: “…is a funny enough comedy to guarantee as a one-time watch.”
  15. MoodyB / The Cinema Critic: “Though it contains a very minimal and generic plot, thanks to the undeniable chemistry from its two extremely likeable leads, Lovebirds is not a particularly memorable, but surprisingly enjoyable 86 minutes.”
  16. Nathaniel Muir / AIPT: “In between all the great comedy and so so action is a couple who love each other. They exchange knowing glances and there is a feeling of genuine love here. More than anything else, this separates The Lovebirds from similar movies.”
  17. R. Crunden’s Blog: “It’s a fast paced comedy movie that’s a perfect escape for those in the mood for something light!”
  18. samhowe98 (3/5): “I never felt fully gripped or engaged in the story enough to really love the film, and it very much only gets by on the charisma of its lead two stars.”
  19. Shane Vassar / Not A Real Person Yet: “It’s not a perfect movie by any means, but it does provide some good laughs and helps prove that both Nanjiani and Rae are going to continue to find a lot of success in Hollywood.”
  20. TheFlemishSeth: “…isn’t as romantic as the title suggests, but for sure is a (mostly) good time with two hysterical lovers, taking us on a personal journey through their relationship’s ups and downs while getting in all kinds of trouble.”
  21. Trailer Trashed: “It’s not original, but it is pretty funny at times, so for a quick pick me up in these dire times, I guess it’s worth your time. “

Not Recommended

  1. Jeffrey Kan / Differing Opinions: “There is nothing genuinely funny in this movie that wasn’t already in the trailer; the most it received from me was a chuckle after a frat boy is labeled “little Brett Kavanaugh” (but that’s also going to be an outdated joke soon). Just watch The Big Sick; you’ll have a much better time.”
  2. Mark Tan / Full Circle Cinema (4/10): “No doubt are there more unpleasant comedies than this, and I am at least grateful to not pay to see this in a theater. But when that statement counts as a compliment, you know something is not right”
  3. Tom Moore / Moore Reviews (2/5): “Rae and Ninjiani make it a perfectly serviceable comedy, but it lacks literally anything else to make it a step above and it’s the kind of okay movie you watch only for it to quickly fade from memory”

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21+ The Wrong Missy Reviews – Lauren Lapkus Comedic Shimmer

The Wrong Missy ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Those silly, stupid Sandler/Happy Madison movies can grow on you — if you give them a chance.

Often my first reaction to them, besides laughing loudly at some parts, is Sandler is having a lot of fun. Adam isn’t in this particular movie, instead relying on his friends and a newcomer to Happy Madison films, comedienne Lauren Lapkus.

Given she’s no Chris Farley to David Spade, but she’s bug-eyed funnier than Tiffany Haddish or Melissa McCarthy. Two female comedians I don’t get the draw to at all.

Like most Sandler-driven plots, they are simplistic. The entire movie happens because of a mistakenly sent text message. Who hasn’t done that before?

There’s nothing quite as embarrassing as sending an important text to the wrong person. The recently released Netflix comedy from Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions, The Wrong Missy, takes this modern nightmare and pushes it to an extreme and hilarious degree.

The ending of The Wrong Missy explained

Before we dig deeper into this film, spoilers are likely to follow. If you haven’t seen this yet, you’ll want to return to this post after doing so.

… you’ve been warned, SPOILERS ahead ..

Let the blooper reel roll …

I’m a fan of blooper reels.

Lauren Lapkus gives David Spade a handjob on a plane + dives into ocean … and misses

Forget Snakes on a Plane, Lapkus roaming around giving hand jobs is way more scary and hilarious. “Relax, I was an assassin.” — great line!

“If you wanna imagine her face on my face when we f**k, I’m ok with that.” – another great Lapkus line.

My favorite Lapkus moment is when she dives into the ocean … and misses. Missy missing? Yeah, this is just the type of Happy Madison humor that drives most critics batty.

They are being criminally stupid — on purpose. The people who like this — they really, really like it — the people who don’t leave scathing reviews. You’ll see this below where the vast majority of reviews are negative for this film. I’m sure these reviewers get what’s trying to be done, they just don’t find this brand of stupid humor funny. I don’t blame them, but neither should they hold it against those of us who do 😉

Here’s the catch, just like Howard Stern, love or hate him, Happy Madison films draw ratings. Netflix says almost 2 billion hours have been spent on Happy Madison movies.

Netflix has greenlit 4 more Happy Madison Movies

Netflix isn’t going to pass up on a golden goose’s eggs.

Sandler and Netflix have been in business since the release of the 2015’s The Ridiculous 6 and Netflix claims that since then, its subscribers have spent more than 2 billion hours watching Sandler’s flicks. That includes The Do-OverSandy WexlerThe Week Of and Murder Mystery, which the company says was the most popular title on Netflix in the U.S. last year

Adam Sandler Re-Ups With Netflix
For Four More Movies – Deadline

Reviews by Others

How do others rate The Wrong Missy?

Recommended

  1. Bookshelf Battle: “It’s got two things that Sandler’s flicks have been lacking during their last few (eh, make that several) outings – heart, and actual laughs.”
  2. jrzandmfz – Movie, Music & More: “If you want to be entertained and are not easily offended, I think you will enjoy the trip.”
  3. Keith Loves Movies (85%): “I have seen The Wrong Missy…twice! Take that information at your own risk but there is no shame or guilt in admitting that The Wrong Missy, Netflix’s latest original movie, is really funny.”
  4. NickNelson07: “I must take a second to praise Lauren Lapkus. This woman stole the show, hands down. If anything, the reason I would want to watch this again would be for her and her alone.”
  5. The One The Eight: “Anyways, what we hope is what we get. A movie that is produced by Happy Madison is bound to end all hunky dory, with everyone happy. It’s a shame they made the steamy scene into a funny one. The movie could have used it well.”
  6. The Sixth Form Reviewer: “There is no issue with acting in this, every character arc is fine. There are no problems in that sense; it’s just the story-line annoyed me. If that was improved a little bit, I would’ve enjoyed this movie a little bit more than I did. I laughed quite a bit because the movie was very funny but that’s what they were aiming for I reckon.”

Not Recommended

  1. abhishekcritic: “Director could have made this movie with better story and screenplay which would have made this movie much better.”
  2. Angie Aguayo (Grade: D): “I can tell that these both can be amazingly funny comedians, but I would go as far as to say that a lot of the time they aren’t even trying in this film. Maybe that’s the issue, or maybe it’s that the writing doesn’t play to their strengths. The best argument in my opinion is that it’s both.”
  3. Fantastic Film Fans (Grade: C-): “…consistently goes through the motions. David Spade appears to be sleepwalking as Sandler surrogate Tim, failing as the straight man foil to Lapkus’ hijinks.”
  4. Giadreams The Movie My Life: “…a film with roughly two funny moments I enjoyed, while the rest of it seemed as though it needed at least a second draft.”
  5. Griff’s Picks: “The sparse moments of amusement come from Lapkus’ early-’90s-zany-Jim Carrey-esque performance, but the rest is palm trees, hotel décor, and misanthropic improv, filled out to exactly ninety minutes (a contractual obligation, one presumes) by a long corporate talent show sequence in which one can’t be sure whether they’re supposed to be embarrassed for the characters or for the cast and crew.”
  6. Kage / Best in Your Girl: “It’s sad and pathetic group of people that are now stealing money from companies like Netflix, whom will see no fucking return, just to keep their dipshit friends employed within Hollywood. They’re not actors, they’re over glorified welfare recipients.”
  7. Keith & The Movies (1/5): “It’s a low-rung comedy with nothing to say and that doesn’t even try to do anything fresh or new. Manual labor, oral surgery, or even an insurance lecture would be a more entertaining way to spend your time.”
  8. leebutler / Movie Meister Reviews: “I don’t know how this company gets money to make movies, but I want to find out because somehow they get to make absolutely painful films and get paid for it. This film is just awful, though nowhere near the worst that this company has put out”
  9. Nick The Movie Critic: “…is a misguided total cluster fudge lacking a compelling narrative, organic jokes, an annoying love interest, common sense, interesting characters among a few things wrong with this stinker.”
  10. Peter Kanelis Reviews, Musings & Other Things: “I saw this out of desperation for a new cinematic experience.  I could have turned it off,  but my determination to see something through that I started was a too string for me to spare myself the pain.  The humor was not that clever, and the story was very predictable.  It was kind of like the Hallmark Channel going to the dark side.”
  11. Rachel’s Reviews: “It is so obvious the only effort here is to get a free vacation and it shows. Comedy deserves better. Netflix watchers deserve better. Humanity in quarantine deserves better. No thank you!”
  12. RDB Reviews: “This movie was Lame.”
  13. Ready Steady Cut / Jonathon Wilson: “…a tedious romantic cringe-comedy”
  14. The DC Review Blog (1/5): “…a below average Netflix release and most definitely not something I’d recommend to a friend or family member, despite the attractive and tropical setting of Hawaii.”
  15. TL;DR Movie Reviews (3/5): “An interesting premise, but I don’t think the film ever lives up to it.”
  16. Trailer Trashed (1.5/5): “If you really want to waste an hour and a half of lockdown then this will do that nicely, but you will lose many many brain cells in the process, and wont have a lot to show for it.”
  17. Zach’s Zany Movie Reviews: “This movie is an unmitigated disaster and easily one of the worst films of 2020 if not THE worst. I would rather watch The Main Event again than this absolutely unfunny garbage of a movie”

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10+ The Half Of It Reviews – Director Alice Wu’s Subtle Love Letter

The Half Of It ⭐️⭐️⭐️½

Who isn’t a sucker for movies set in the state where they live? Director Alice Wu once lived in Washington State.

I set it in East Washington state because I spent my twenties living in Washington state. I didn’t want to make a film where the town felt menacing, like skinheads were going to come in and beat people up. But I wanted it to be a town where it’s just accepted that there are certain attitudes that people have and no one really questions them. I was actually hoping to lure people in who live in a town like that right now, or grew up in a town like that.

‘The Half Of It’: Alice Wu, On LGBTQ Representation In Film : Code Switch : NPR

Before we get to Ellie Chu’s adventures in this tale, if you haven’t seen the movie yet and want to do so without spoilers, then stop reading here and please come back. Bookmark or use the site search to easily return here later so you can join us with a deeper dive into this film.

…you’ve been warned, SPOILERS ahead …

Ellie Chu is a very smart lesbian student

Ellie fits the narrative of the super smart character that makes side money writing reports for other students. When her friend asks her to rewrite his love letter to the Aster, the pretty, popular girl, Ellie resists. She only changes her mind when their power is about to be turned off. Initially, it seems like Ellie is all in to help craft a skilled, effective letter, but soon there is more to the game. Ellie has feelings for Aster, too. When will she act on her feelings?

Does anybody get what they want?

By the film’s ending the viewer is left pondering if anybody in this story gets what they want, including Ellie. She’s boarding the train and heading out of town. She’ll be back in a couple years. Where will Aster be? What about Paul?

Reviews by Others

How do others feel about The Half Of It?

Recommended

  1. Carolina V. / Satana Reads: “…with its tenderness and celebration of all types of love, isn’t a rom-com. It’s a love story, and a hell of a good one at that.”
  2. Cookie N Screen: “…is gentle. It broods with the quiet of the Squahamish forests. Exquisitely filmed with stellar centric performances”
  3. dev/dave: “this was a brilliant movie from start to finish. I appreciated that this movie was brave enough to poke holes in all too common—oftentimes harmful—romantic tropes and gave them a fresh, queer twist.”
  4. Eamon Hennedy: “…puts a legitimately modern, LGBTQ spin on the idea by having the film’s central character not only be Asian but gay and Wu gives Ellie’s story a realistic quality that feels both modern and real, but is delivered in a naturalistic way the feels wonderfully out of the norm compared to the frequent glossy teen fantasies that Netflix frequently release.”
  5. Film Daze / Emily Jacobsen: “The joy of The Half of It is watching the young characters navigate these ideas and struggles. Hopefully, it doesn’t take Alice Wu another 16 years for her next film, because the direction she is headed in is a promising one.”
  6. High Contrast: “I found all of this refreshing, particularly for a film aimed at teens, a group that is so often provided shallow, sappy and ultimately inaccurate representations of what love is. Such honesty alone would make The Half of It worth checking out, but the aforementioned attention to character development could make it a future classic.”
  7. Irfan Nordin / Irfan Review Films: “For viewers in search of an uncommonly smart, tender, and funny coming-of-age story, The Half of It has everything.”
  8. Laksh: “It has thoughtful text(s) back and forth. It has smoldering looks and a tension I easily identify with. It has friendship. It has love. It has heartbreak. Most of all, it has heart.”
  9. Metamorphoreader: “The whole script is this huge letter to us who are wondering what is really love, how do we love, who do we love and it’s also a letter on how there is no right way to love or a formula that will make it perfect.”
  10. Obsess Reviews: “I found myself wondering if trimming some of the fat and making The Half Of It 90 minutes instead of 105 might have lead to a sharper, more refined end product. Nonetheless, the personal touches that went into this movie almost resulted in the flaws becoming strengths, reflecting themes of communication, LGBT loneliness, and personal growth, and I finished the film delighted with what a fresh, unusual perspective I had just seen on the rom-com genre”
  11. Quibbles & Scribbles: “If you want a different take on a “love” story, one that highlights the many different kinds of love that don’t just involve romance, that can come out of nowhere, then I highly recommend”
  12. The UnderSCENE / Arianne Binette: “What I’ve come to realize all these years after is that through form of love stories, Wu is capable of telling so much more. With Saving Face, she was able to blend family and love in a unique way. With The Half of It she does it again but this time with friendship and love. It might not be the cute rom-com that some might have wanted but it’s the coming of age story we all deserved and should love.”
  13. Tom Moore / Moorereviews: “It’s standout direction and story from Wu make it a film that cannot be missed and harnesses the meaningful messages about life and love and feel good vibes are something that we could all use right now. It’s a true must-watch.”

Not Recommended

There were actually no non-recommended reviews found from those I read. I believe this is the very first movie this has happened with here.

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10+ Upload Reviews – A Comedic, Plausible Virtual Reality Afterlife

Upload ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️½ 

Of the new TV series watched in the last year, there are only two that I really wanted to see greenlighted for at least one more season. Harley Quinn The Animated Series which is working through season two right now and Upload, which just debuted on 5/1/2020.

10 days after it debuted, Amazon announced: YES – Amazon Greenlights Upload Season 2

Upload is the real science fiction deal. Read my detailed review for thoughts, but I’m going to expand even further here while collecting what others have to say in their reviews before this post closes.

As with all these review compilations and critiques, this is pure spoiler territory, so if you haven’t seen Upload yet and you have any interest in doing so, then go check it out and come back. Bookmark this post or use the tag Upload to find your way back. Easy, peasy.

… you’ve been warned, SPOILERS ahead …

But murder isn’t the only way the show feels dystopian. There are the microtransactions, yes, but at one point Nathan tours the “two gig” section of the hotel, where poor people with extremely limited data plans sit around in blank rooms doing nothing but reading the first five pages of “free trial” books, and when their data runs out, they’re frozen in place until someone can pay to reactivate them. It’s all goofy, but eerily plausible, as you can imagine that’s how this tech might work if it did exist.

Amazon Prime’s ‘Upload’ Is ‘The Good Place’ Meets ‘Altered Carbon,’ Which Actually Works

… you’ve been warned, SPOILERS ahead …

Rewatch for the future tech

This has a lot of rewatch value, if only to check out all the ideas for 2033 future. Some of them are ridiculous, some implausible, and others believable.

Byte = Lyft … for bicycles

The middle changes gears – and hints at season two

I like how the first season middle actually took some risks and explored some plot changes rather than just going into subplot mode. The whole idea of downloading being actively worked on gives viewers the idea that maybe Nathan can come back. Maybe he and Nora could someday be together.

Review by Others

What do others think about Upload?

Recommended

  1. But Why Tho? Geek Community / Gabby Martin: “…a quality series with a balance of humor and mystery. Greg Daniels and his team have found a way to incorporate a Sims-like digital afterlife setting, all the silly hijinks humor we’ve missed from the Suite Life of Zack and Cody, with the social commentary of Black Mirror and classic whodunit mystery elements.”
  2. Christian Douglass: “There were also a few unexpected moments of light gore, which weren’t especially bad, they just didn’t seem to totally gel with the type of show Upload is, and I think that’s what put me off about them more than anything. So, be prepared for that, but otherwise, I recommend adding Upload to your watchlist because it’s a clever, funny mystery with an upbeat feel”
  3. Clint Worthington / Consequence of Sound: “…the show has good bones in an engaging lead, some spirited supporting characters, and a clear eye towards investigating the implications of a world where you can take your money with you when you die, but it’ll only take you so far. It’s not all successful yet, and the overarching techno-thriller subplots aren’t as interesting as the shenanigans in Lakeview, but I’ll take something corny and earnest over wearisome self-seriousness.”
  4. Den of Geek / Nick Harley: “…isn’t without its merits, but you can glean most of what it has to offer from the pilot. For those that stick through the entire 10-episode season, you’ll likely be wishing there was an option for an in-app upgrade to unlock a more compelling lead and central mystery.”
  5. Dewey Singleton: “…is one of the best new series of 2020. The show is tons of fun and will likely spur conversations that some usually might avoid.”
  6. GEEKS OF COLOR: “…is very funny. This to be expected with someone like Greg Daniels captaining, but the humor is surprisingly different from that of The Office or Parks and Recreation.”
  7. Holding Life Liable: “…may be worth to watch, but not as binge-series even though each episode only lasted for 30 minutes or less.”
  8. Irfan Nordin / Irfan Reviews Films (8.5/10): “Though Upload at times suffers from tonal overload, witty writing and a winsome cast make it an afterlife worth living.”
  9. The Game Of Nerds / Russ Millheim: “… is an impressive show, one that I think will be one of Amazon Studio’s top showcases. It’s funny, engrossing, and emotional—all while being held up by its incredible cast and inventive and devilishly smart creative team”
  10. Tracy Low / Tracy’s Screen Blog (4/5): “…is highly recommended for those who want a series that can take you out of this world.”
  11. Zach’s Zany Movie Reviews: “Most binge worthy shows that release all of their episodes at one usually have a season arc that is completely wrapped up with only a hint or two of what is to come. Upload pushed a cliffhanger on us mid story.”

Not Recommended

  1. Ben / Middle Of The Row: “As much as I liked most of it, the horrendous ending of the season – and the direction it appears to be headed towards in the possible second outing – kind of ruin the experience as a whole. Who knows though, maybe the writers for season two will make some equally bizarre decisions to get it back on track? I sure hope so.”
  2. Connor Fahy / Tower City Media: “In fact most of the show does not fully work. It has great satire and themes, but with no characters to really latch onto, and plot that is too all over the place and not fully explored.”
  3. Good Nerd, Bad Nerd: “When a season’s worth of character growth takes place over 2-3 episodes, it feels like the show is rushed and doesn’t expect to be around for season 2.”
  4. SANCTUARY / Clanhub: “I liked some of the non-slapstick humor, the somewhat dystopic setting and that it questions some of our reliance on technology. Also, the use of product placement, streaming and the hinted existence of a Luddite movement as social commentary was interesting.”

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9+ Dangerous Lies Reviews – Twisting, Turning, Unoriginal

Dangerous Lies ⭐️⭐️

Not even the accomplished Elliot Gould can save this movie.

….the biggest surprise on Dangerous Lies’ cast list is actually old-school Hollywood royalty in the form of Elliott Gould, who plays Leonard. While modern audiences might know the actor best as Ross and Monica’s dad on Friends, as a member of Ocean’s Eleven, or from Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion, Gould was a mainstay of late ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s cinema. Gould played Trapper John in the film MASH, which inspired the hit sitcom, portrayed Raymond Chandler’s iconic private eye Phillip Marlowe in Robert Altman’s experimental mystery flick The Long Goodbye, and scored an Academy Award nomination for his role in Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice.

Read this before you see Dangerous Lies

…you’ve been warned, SPOILERS ahead …

Chemistry-less Married Couple Characters

Hate it when married couples aren’t compatible. These two characters seem to have very little to nothing in common. Furthermore, zero passion. When these are main characters in the story, like here, even worse.

Elliot Gould Mails It In

Hate to say the great Elliot Gould would just mail in his lines, but he didn’t seem that excited, even playing an old man character that needs a caretaker. His character did, however, have some friendly chemistry with his caretaker. I believed he might will her some money, but his entire estate definitely stretches credibility.

Sluggish, uneven pacing for a thriller

This movie decides to be a thriller in the last 20 minutes. Up until then, it seems like a mystery that, as I described in my review, a layer of onions being peeled to reveal another layer and another. It all unfolds way too slowly. It’s paced enough to maintain interest — barely.

Police are too dumb for a good mystery

If Sherlock Holmes was investigating this story, it would have been solved in a few minutes. The female investigator doesn’t smell something afoul sooner? Why no search warrant to go through the property and find that dead body? The body is cremated with an estate of decent size in the balance? Hmm, all seems pretty suspect to me. If you want to win a game of Clue, play with the people in this police department.

Summary

These type of movies are the most frustrating because you see potential in the story. It’s not a terrible film, but it’s not a very good one due to numerous basic storytelling and characterization flaws. It was good enough for me to follow through to the ending, but when that is resolved with guns so quickly and all too neatly, I was left disappointed.

Reviews by Others

What are others saying about Dangerous Lies?

Recommended

  1. Eamon Hennedy / streamingonthetelly: “It’s not unwatchable, it’s got a certain cheesy level of fun, but it’s also bland and somewhat forgettable and never does anything to surprise you or shock you.”
  2. Networthy Newz: “…isn’t Oscar bait, but it absolutely delivers what its extremely straightforward title promises. There’s no end to the dangerous lies the characters tell, and they’re all overly dramatic in a way that adds to the film’s pulpy tone.”

Not Recommended

  1. HCMovieReviews: “…is nowhere near the quality of any even any decent thrillers that have come before it yet similarly it isn’t over the top enough to become “so bad it’s good”. Falling into neither category this Netflix thriller is doomed to be nothing more than a bland and unmemorable entry into the streaming platform’s ever expanding collection.”
  2. Lee Butler / Movie Meister Reviews: “Just go watch Knives Out, it’s basically the same plot except done by people who gave a damn.”
  3. Luke’s Living Room: “The entirety of Dangerous Lies feels like a first act, proving that the filmmakers don’t really understand pacing. Or, for that matter, what a thriller is.”
  4. Ready Steady Cut / Daniel Hart: “…is often substandard with on-the-nose dialogue to keep it going, so luckily this film will not storm the world. But it’s easy to be irked by the treatment of the only black character in the story.”
  5. Tracy Low / Tracy’s Screen Blog: “Give this a miss, especially if you like Mendes because I’m sure you don’t want to see Veronica Lodge running errands while wearing denim.”
  6. Trailer Trashed: “For a thriller, it takes a really long time for any thing even approaching threatening to begin to happen.  And it telegraphs its surprises very clearly the whole way through.”
  7. Zach’s Zany Movie Reviews: “…can be easily missed, it’s one of the worst things on Netflix this year, but if you really want to laugh at the ridiculousness of it all, you might get something out of it while it is on in the background with a glass of wine and some girl friends over.”

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