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OTHERHOOD (2019): The Thing I Liked…

Otherhood (2019), Patricia Arquette, Angela Bassett, Felicity Huffman, Netflix
Otherhood (2019), Patricia Arquette, Angela Bassett, Felicity Huffman, Netflix

Otherhood, a comedy about three long-time friends who decide to show up at their grown up son’s apartments because they didn’t call them on Mother’s Day is neither the best or the worst work of either of the main actors.

Starring Angela Bassett, Patricia Arquette and Felicity Huffman, there’s a cliche or two and a cringe worthy moment here and there. Nevertheless, I found the glimpse into the empty nester experience worthwhile.

I’m sure I smiled and maybe also laughed a few times as Otherhood played, but the film’s humour actually wasn’t my favourite part. I was mostly taken by the dysfunctional nature of the challenging relationships between the mother and son characters. Especially the ones played by Huffman and Jake Lacey. Their relationship reminded me of the saying ‘hurt people, hurt people’. The dynamic between them made me see that we’re all to an extent, hurt people trying with varying degrees of success not to let our hurt spill over onto others unfairly.

In this way it’s more the challenges that arose due to an absence of effective communication that I found most intriguing about Otherhood. Had the script been better, I’d probably have laughed more and cried a little more also , but I have no regrets.

One thing is for sure about the empty nester experience… If your children don’t call you on Mothers Day after they’ve flown the nest, it’s hopefully because of a reason that has nothing to do with how they feel about you. Sometimes though, sometimes it’s because of your ‘not so healthy relationship’ – the nature of which has never really been properly addressed. So get to addressing!

Watch Otherhood if you’re curious enough.

FYI: I’m not a mother, so maybe take my advice with a healthy pinch of salt.

Happy Film Loving

G

OTHERHOOD (2019): New Trailer From Angela Bassett, Patricia Arquette, Felicity Huffman…

Otherhood (2019), Patricia Arquette, Angela Bassett, Felicity Huffman, Netflix
Otherhood (2019), Patricia Arquette, Angela Bassett, Felicity Huffman, Netflix

Read my spoiler-free movie review of Otherhood (2019).


Patricia Arquette, Angela Bassett and Felicity Huffman are the stars of Otherhood, a new comedy about long-time friends and empty nesters who take a trip to New York city after their grown up sons fail to call them on Mother’s Day.

Directed by Cindy Chupack, additional key cast includes Becki Newton, Jake Lacy, Heidi Gardner…

The humour, the theme of friendship and Bassett are the main reasons I’m interested. My fingers are now tightly crossed that this will be a good one ‘Mother’s Day movie’.

Afton Williamson, Tim Bagley, Frank De Julio, Sinqua Walls, Damian Young and Stephen Kunken also star.

Otherhood Release Dates: August 2nd, 2019 (US) Internet…

Happy Film Loving

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BLACK PANTHER (2018): New Trailer From Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Daniel Kaluuya, Lupita Nyong’o…

Black Panther (2018), Lupita Nyong'o
Black Panther (2018), Lupita Nyong’o

Directed by Ryan Coogler (Creed 2015) and starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o and Angela Bassett, Black Panther is Marvel’s latest comic book superhero movie.  As is the case with all super hero movies, Black Panther is about a hero rising to defend many from an outside enemy.  Boseman is T’Challa, the new ruler of the advanced kingdom of Wakanda and it’s up to him to prevent his land from being torn apart…

My general fatigue where superhero movies are concerned will need to simmer down a little just so I can enjoy this movie. I love how ‘queenly’ and in charge Lupita looks, especially at 1:11 in the trailer. Boseman is an actor we can all rely on – along with the rest of the Black Panther cast,  so yes, I’m very excited indeed. And since February is my birthday month, I’ll consider this film as the personal gift to me that it is… in my head.

How very far away February suddenly seems.

Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Forest Whitaker, Florence Kasumba and Andy Serkis also star.

Black Panther Release Dates: February 16th, 2018 (UK & US); February 15th, 2018 (GER)…

Happy Film Loving

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LONDON HAS FALLEN (2016): Gerard Butler & Aaron Eckhart Return To Save The Day

London Has Fallen (2016), Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart
London Has Fallen (2016), Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart

As unsettling as the idea behind London Has Fallen (2016) may be, the new movie directed by Babak Najafi and starring Gerard ButlerMorgan Freeman, Aaron Eckhart and Charlotte Riley looks like it’s going to be quite the spectacle.

The imagery of London actually falling is certainly horrific, but I still couldn’t help yelping with joy at the excellent execution of this teaser trailer…

Talk about haunting trailer music…

Trailer 1…

I guess it’s time to plan the viewing of the first instalment, Olympus Has Fallen (2013). Probably.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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