The Humans (2021)

“Don’t you think it should cost less to be alive? ” – Erik Blake

Number of Times Seen – 1 (26 Nov 2021)

Brief Synopsis – Three generations of a middle class family get together for Thanksgiving where secrets are bound to come out.

My Take on it – This is a film that is a very slow burn and if one waits it out, things are quite enjoyable.

They take the time to develop the characters in a way that endears them to the audience because we get so much out of them along the way.

Each of these characters had information that they are keeping to themselves and as the conversations flow between them over the course of the day, things become apparently clear to both the viewer and the other characters about the various hardships and difficulties that each of them experience along the way.

The cast is spectacular with Richard Jenkins, Amy Schumer, June Squibb, Steven Yeun, Beanie Feldstein and Jayne Houdyshell (who won a Tony Award in this role on stage) all doing a nice job keeping things feeling very genuine and natural.

The dialogue is great and seem so realistic the whole way through that the viewer can imagine themselves being a part of this family gathering (even-though it may not be one many people would join voluntarily).

The problem with this film is the fact that not much actually happens and it all just depends on the interactions between the characters in order to keep the audience engaged which is good, but still not enough to make it even better to watch unfold.


MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Jayne Houdyshell won a Tony Award for her performance in the Broadway production. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)


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