“The wifi here is very slow, so you’re just going to have to talk to each other… while drinking a ton of wine! What could possibly go wrong? Just remember guys, whatever gets said, is probably what the person has always felt, and the alcohol just let it out.” – Tammy
Number of Times Seen – 1 (13 Jul 2020)
Brief Synopsis – A group of middle aged women meet together for a fun weekend together in the country in order to celebrate the 50th birthday of one of them.
My Take on it – This is a film that I have actually been avoiding for quite a while because I heard so many bad things about it yet finally decided to give it a shot since I’m a fan of Saturday Night Live.
This is a well made coming of age film for adults because it looks at how a group of women deal with turning 50.
The cats of this film is superb and they all have such amazing chemistry together that stems from their work together over the year at SNL.
Not only do we get to see some of the best female performers from the show over the past 20 years, but they are joined by some of the writing team from that same time.
This film is a perfect example of how they can work so well effectively.
They play things out in a fun way that works in seeming both real and humorous at the same time.
Th characters are all developed really well and that helps keep these women so very different and funny in all that they do along the way.
The theme and message of this movie is very effective because it shows how a group of life long friends deal with life and the various crises that pop up out of nowhere.
Th choice to deal with these themes in a light manner helps make it work so well and keep things entertaining from start to finish.
Bottom Line – Really well done coming of age film for adults. The cast is superb and they have amazing chemistry together. To have so much SNL talent together like this works extremely well because we get to see how those in front and behind the camera could work together so effectively. The story itself plays out in a fun way and they do a nice job of developing these characters in diverse ways while still keeping things pretty funny throughout. The film has an effective theme and message about life and crises along the way and keep it all together because of the light manner in which it all is presented to us. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – In a scene that takes place in a hot tub, Maya Rudolph (Naomi) and Emily Spivey (Jenny) have a conversation about how much they love Prince. In real life, Rudolph performs along with her friend, Gretchen Lieberum, in a Prince cover band called “Princess.” The duo performs often at festivals including Coachella. Prince, himself, heard them sing and approved with “thumbs up and hugs.” Shortly after Prince’s death in 2016, the two actually performed on the stage at the famed First Avenue in Minneapolis – the music club that was featured in the movie Purple Rain. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)
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