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ON THE ROCKS (2020): The Things I Liked…

On The Rocks (2020), Bill Murray, Apple TV+
On The Rocks (2020), Bill Murray, Apple TV+

On the Rocks is one of those pleasant and relatively easy viewing experiences you look for every now and then. It’s the story of Laura (Rashida Jones), a young mother who’s reconnecting with her larger-than-life playboy father (Bill Murray).

Written/directed by Sofia Coppola, I enjoyed the father-daughter relationship between Murray and Jone’s characters most. I also appreciated the New York setting, a place I’ve rarely hesitated to visit; plus Marlon Wayan’s performance in a non-comedy role.

Overall, I can’t say that I love On the Rocks completely. But it does have some very well written scenes you can enjoy. I found it most fun during the first two thirds. It’s just unfortunate that in the final third, I started to lose interest a little, in part because I just wanted the truth to be confirmed already and for the ending to have been more satisfying, dramatically speaking. Another lowlight of the final third is the non-committal attempts Jones and Murray’s characters made to turn off the ringing phone in Mexico.

Luckily, something did stand out in a good towards the end and that is the beautiful, well-lit shot of Jones’s character sporting a yellow dress while walking past a bonfire on the beach.

If you’re curious, save On the Rocks for when the mood for an entertaining and easy viewing experience hits.

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ON THE ROCKS (2020): New Trailer From Sofia Coppola, Starring Rashida Jones, Marlon Wayans, Bill Murray…

On The Rocks (2020), Bill Murray, Apple TV+
On The Rocks (2020), Bill Murray, Apple TV+

Read my spoiler-free movie review of  On the Rocks (2020).


Set in New York City, the latest comedy/adventure from director Sofia Coppola stars Bill Murray, Rashida Jones and Marlon Wayans.

On the Rocks follows Laura (Jones), a young mother as she reconnects with her larger-than-life playboy father.

Looks like a perfect role for Murray. The humour, setting and director are the reasons I’m most interested. I’m also invested in the story and need to find out what Dean is really up to.

Jenny Slate, Jessica Henwick, Barbara Bain, Nadia Dajani, Musto Pelinkovicci, Jules Willcox, Alexandra Mary Reimer, Evangeline Young, Chase Sui Wonders, Mike Keller and Ximena Lamadrid also star.

On the Rocks Release Dates: October 23rd, 2020 (US)/ Apple TV+…

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