Sunday, February 11, 2018

Review of Mr Rooseveldt

An unfunny comedy that has unnaccountably attracted rave reviews and ratings - why? Is there something deeply corrupt about the world of cinema and peer-reviewing sites?

This is 'quirky' - a word that is actually dissected in the film. A young woman who is apparently a comedian in LA but mainly works in a video editing job (many people would think of that as relatively glamorous, but it's presented as dreary and meaningless). She has to return to Austen (her home town) because (spoiler alert) her cat is's dead by the time she gets back, and her boyfriend has taken up with a new woman who is also grieving for the cat...some casual sex, some ex stuff, too long and not really funny at all - I may have smiled once or twice.

Another bad film from Netflix.

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