Five years after her husband and daughter are killed in a senseless act of violence, a woman comes back from self-imposed exile to seek revenge against those responsible and the system that let them go free.
John Gallagher Jr.,
Juliet, Naked is the story of Annie (the long-suffering girlfriend of Duncan) and her unlikely transatlantic romance with once revered, now faded, singer-songwriter, Tucker Crowe, who also happens to be the subject of Duncan's musical obsession.
A priest with a haunted past and a novice on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate the death of a young nun in Romania and confront a malevolent force in the form of a demonic nun.
Set in contemporary Chicago, amidst a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities, take fate into their own hands, and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.
Written by Zaz (as Isabelle Geffroy) and Tristan Solanilla
Performed by Zaz
Courtesy of Play On
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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It turns out that this mysterious thriller is actually a dark comedy. Based on the book A Simple Favor: A Novel, the movie is twisty and twisted. This film really surprised me. I love being surprised.
The audience I sat with absolutely loved the movie and saw the clever humor in everything. It's always so much fun to watch a movie with an audience that really gets a movie and loves it. Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively have fantastic chemistry together and really sell this movie.
Tips for parents:
Profanity, including TONS of F-bombs
Lots of alcohol. The Aviation American gin used in the martinis is actually owned by Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively's husband.
A character uses heroine
Talk of a threesome
Sibling sex scene in bed with some clothes on. ICK. Super gross.
Two women kiss
Lots of cleavage and a naked backside
Someone asks, "Are you a mother?" The other lady answers, "Yes. I love every minute" and then the first person says, "Then you must have brain damage." What a terrible thing to say. Parenting is very hard, but be sure to let your kids know that you love them. Don't ever let your kids think they're a mistake and not wanted.
The characters in the movie have a serious lack of good judgment.
Friendship - Choose your friends wisely
Re-set your life
Things I liked:
Blake Lively is gorgeous and talented. She seemed to tap into her real-life husband's edgy Deadpool vibe for this role.
If you liked Crazy Rich Asians , you'll love that Henry Golding plays the husband in this movie. Click here to see my movie review of Crazy Rich Asians.
Pitch Perfect fans will love watching Anna Kendrick in this movie. She even gets to rap a little bit.
The writing by Jessica Sharzer and Darcey Bell was very good. Darcey's novel was changed a bit for the story in the movie, but that's kind of what always happens, right?
Directed by Paul Feig, this movie blends genres and pokes fun at everything.
Great job with the movie trailer and poster. They were delightfully misleading. Normally, I get ticked off for something like that, but this time it was a pleasant surprise.
Some will like the fashion aspect of the film. Costume design is very good. Blake Lively is gorgeous. Have I mentioned that already?
The French movie Diabolique gets a shout-out in this movie. Have you seen it? Neither have I. Sounds intriguing though, right?
Things I didn't like:
I hate seeing gossipy, back-stabbing moms in movies. Even more in real life. I guess I just hate admitting that vicious people like that really exist.
The tone really changes from Act One to Act Three.
Some really cray cray decisions.
"Prudes are people too." - Emily Nelson (Blake Lively)
"You're such a nerd." - Emily
"She doesn't know she's working for free." - Darren (Andrew Rannells)
"America's hybrids...silent, but deadly." - Darren
"I think loneliness probably kills more people than cancer." - Stephanie Smothers (Anna Kendrick)
"She's like a beautiful ghost." - Sean Townsend (Henry Golding)
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