Connect with us

Hollywood

Movie Review: ‘Am I OK?’ is a charming comedy about friendship that features Dakota Johnson’s endearing genuineness.

Published

on

Movie Review: ‘Am I OK?’ is a charming comedy about friendship that features Dakota Johnson’s endearing genuineness.

Naturally, we begin with a veggie burger.

The 30-year-old best friends Lucy and Jane can easily recite Lucy’s usual order at the diner—a veggie burger and sweet potato fries—when they meet again.

Therefore, Jane’s expression shows a hint of hurt when Lucy goes rogue and requests a tomato and spinach omelette late in “Am I Ok?” Even though it was simply a veggie burger, it seems absurd, but to Jane, it represents a comforting, known object that is no longer in her life.

This is Tig Notaro and Stephanie Allynne’s directorial debut, and it’s filled with such lovely, subtle touches that work much better than the sporadic attempts at broad humour that come across as forced or, at the very least, as something else entirely.

Of course, Johnson is the main subject of the lingering camera the entire time, and with good reason—her unwavering genuineness consistently comes through in her roles, even when the material surrounding her occasionally falters.

This is a heartfelt, straightforward story. This is a story about a coming-out, but unlike most coming-out stories we encounter, the protagonist is 32 years old.

The writer of the movie, Lauren Pomerantz, came out when she was 34. This particular narrative is hers. A few strikingly moving scenes reveal how intimately involved she is in the proceedings; one such instance is when Lucy experiences anguish while a straight woman plays with her feelings. It’s among the movie’s most poignant scenes.

Advertisement

We start at the aforementioned diner after an opening montage that sets up the female friendship at the centre of the film. Jane tells Lucy that she really should meet up with a certain cute male friend who clearly likes her: “Just do it,” she urges. Lucy is unable to give a reason for her refusal.

Jane, the more experienced of the two in terms of her career, is about to undergo a significant upheaval in her life. Her manager gives her the opportunity to go to London and open an office in Los Angeles. Her extremely nice partner is also starting to come around. However, Lucy is devastated by this news, as evidenced by the insincere manner she continues responding, “Wonderful!” when Jane breaks the news to her one evening over drinks.

The two friends end up crying together after drinking a lot of tequila, just like close friends do when they urinate in the bathroom and then later during a sleepover. Lucy admits to Jane that she likes girls there.

Jane is an unwavering source of support. Ever the aspirant, she actually tells Lucy that she will become “the star of the lesbian community.” And she decides to assist her in finding a woman, going so far as to take her out to a gay bar. On the dance floor, though, it’s Jane who ends up kissing a woman. Lucy, ashamed, runs away.

However, Lucy works as a receptionist at a spa where there’s this sensual massage. Lucy is finally brave enough to respond to Brittany’s intense flirtation. She helps Lucy come out of her shell, but the outcome is ultimately depressing. Moreover, Lucy is no longer seeing Jane, who was typically the first person she would call in a heartbreak.

Though this film centres on two friends, you will find yourself most invested in Lucy’s life as you watch the incredibly likeable Johnson manage grief and uncertainty. A last-minute setback to Jane’s carefully thought-out plans for her trip to London seems a little improbable, or perhaps it just feels forced in as if to imply that, well, both ladies have problems.

Advertisement

Whatever the case, this month has been fantastic for female buddy comedy. While Pamela Adlon’s comedy “Babies” focused heavily on the chaos that comes with childbirth, “Am I OK?” aims for a more tender, poignant tone. It’s satisfying to be back where we started, discussing issues at that restaurant table. The moral of the story is straightforward but reassuring: friendships can endure and grow despite change.

even if an omelette triumphs against a vegetarian burger.

The Motion Picture Association has rated Warner Bros.’ “Am I OK?” R “for language, sexual references, and some drug use.” 86 minutes of running time. An overall rating of 2.5 stars out of 4.

Group Media Publications
Entertainment News Platforms – anyflix.in      
Construction Infrastructure and Mining News Platform – https://cimreviews.com/
General News Platform – https://ihtlive.com/
Podcast Platforms – https://anyfm.in

Advertisement

Hollywood

Deadpool and Wolverine might shatter box office records, which would be unprecedented for an R-rated film.

Published

on

By

Deadpool and Wolverine might shatter box office records, which would be unprecedented for an R-rated film.

The insane collaboration of Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds will eventually lead to record-breaking demand for Deadpool & Wolverine. Who knew, though, that the numbers would plummet even before of the highly anticipated film’s official release date?

Marvel’s first R-rated MCU film is poised to break records and establish a precedent unlike any other. The Quorum, a website that disseminates pre-release film tracking to the public, released a new report that Deadline discovered. It suggests that the next groundbreaking success is already projecting a $200–$239 million domestic opening in the US.

Deadpool and Wolverine’s anticipated first-week box office
Why is this such an urgent matter? First off, there hasn’t been a breakthrough hit that has shot through the roof with such enormous numbers in the declining box office environment in a long time. Though it was first left out of the box office discourse, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence’s Bad Boys: Ride or Die turned out to be quite the unexpected early bloomer, generating a massive boost for the box office with a domestic debut of $56 million.

Second, no other R-rated film has ever had a $200 million opening weekend. As a result, the rumoured Deadpool threequel, which stands alone apart from the film series, is prepared to take a very different turn.

The American box office record for an R-rated opening is currently held by the first Deadpool movie, which brought in $132.4 million in February 2016. Nevertheless, those characters cannot be associated with the MCU because Disney acquired 21st Century Fox rather late in the game, and the next buddy movie is acknowledged as Deadpool’s formal introduction into this side of the Marvel universe.

Assume that the projected number is confirmed when the movie opens in theatres on July 26. If that’s the case, it may also be hailed as the biggest summer opening, surpassing even Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out 2, which is expected to have a $100 million start this weekend.

Deadpool & Wolverine also has the greatest PLF score, according to Quorom, indicating that audiences are already in accordance with their elite desires to see this movie in a high-end format.

Currently, the data indicates that although 66% of respondents are interested in seeing the movie, 61% would rather do so in a cinema, and 77% are prepared to pay to do so. Furthermore, the predictions for the upcoming absurd Deadpool movie launch could surpass the existing estimates.

Advertisement

Group Media Publications
Entertainment News Platforms – anyflix.in      
Construction Infrastructure and Mining News Platform – https://cimreviews.com/
General News Platform – https://ihtlive.com/
Podcast Platforms – https://anyfm.in

Continue Reading
Anyskill-ads

Facebook

Trending