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.
In new comedy Dear Dictator, political turmoil forces a British-Caribbean dictator to flee his island nation and seek refuge with a rebellious teenage girl in suburban America. He in turn helps her to start a revolution and overthrow the “mean girls” in her high school.
Dear Dictator is written / directed by Lisa Addario and Joe Syracuse, while Michael Caine, Katie Holmes and Odeya Rush star…
I’m mostly curious about this movie because of Michael Caine. Nevertheless, something about it tells me that I may end up quitting it before the end. That little hopeful part of me would love to be proved wrong, as always.
R.L. Stine is the real life award winning author of hugely successful young adult horror stories. Goosebumps is one of his series and the second trailer for the film adaption just arrived.
Directed by Rob Letterman, Goosebumps features Jack Black as R.L. Stine. Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush, Ryan Lee and Halston Sage also star in this action/ adventure / comedy that will be arriving just in time for Halloween.
The trailer editors appear to have tried to match the original goosebumps font towards the end of the trailer. Though I’m not sure why they didn’t at 1:03 minutes.
I used to love the books so I really hope the movie is worthy.