From writer / director Guy Nattiv, Skin stars Jamie Bell, Danielle Macdonald, Mike Colter and Bill Camp in a biographical drama about Bryon Widner.
Widner is a young a young man who, with the help of a black activist and the woman he loves, he goes about turning his back on hatred, violence and the racist skinheads who raised him….
I like that I don’t already know how Widner’s story ends. I therefore look forward to finding out and comparing it to one of my favourites which also deals with a similar subject. Namely American History X (1998).
Vera Farmiga, Louisa Krause, Zoe Margaret Colletti, Kylie Rogers and Colbi Gannett also star.
Starring Jennifer Aniston, Danielle McDonald and Odeya Rush, I had some fun Watching Dumplin’, the comedy / drama about Willowdean a.k.a Dumplin,’ the plus-size teenage daughter of a former beauty queen.
Directed by Anne Fletcher, the story really gets underway when, to the surprise of many in their small Texas town, Willowdean starts a revolution by signing up for her mom’s Miss Teen Bluebonnet pageant.
I wanted to watch Dumplin‘ because of Aniston and the promise of some humour. There is a little humour involved and the messaging about inclusion, representation and love of self are indeed adequately executed. I also enjoyed witnessing the positive evolution of a strained mother / daughter relationship and seeing a teenage girl find her confidence.
Though everyone did well in their roles, a part of me does wish that Dumplin’ had been a tad more amusing and fun. A similar movie that I had that little bit more fun watching is Don’t Talk To Irene (2017),which I recommend.
Dolly Parton’s music features quite a lot in Dumplin’ and she’s often mentioned. So… if you’re a fan, you know what to do. Another reason to watch Dumplin’ to see Aniston have fun in her role as a small town Texas woman. The idea alone just makes me smile.
In new comedy / drama / musical Dumplin‘, the plus-size teenage daughter of a former beauty queen decides to sign up for her mom’s Miss Teen Bluebonnet pageant. Doing so ends up revolutionising the pageant and their small Texas town.
Dumplin is directed by Anne Fletcher and stars Jennifer Aniston, Danielle Macdonald, Odeya Rush, Harold Perrineau, Dove Cameron…
Reasons to be excited about this one include the promise of humour, the fact that I enjoy Aniston in comedy roles and Harold Perrineau in drag as ‘Rhea Ranged.’
Luke Benward, ex Taylor-Klaus, Sam Pancake and Joshua Allan Eads also star.
An aspiring rapper from a down trodden town in New Jersey is working on making it big. Patricia Dombrowski, a.k.a. Killa P, a.k.a. Patti Cake$ is her name and she’s played by Danielle McDonald in this Geremy Jasper directed drama. Bridget Everett and Siddharth Dhananjay also star…
For obvious reasons, Eminem’s 8 Mile (2002) came to mind as I watched the above trailer. I’m curious about the film because I’m quite the sucker for a promising underdog story,. You know, people winning regardless of all the doubters. Fingers crossed this is a good one.