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Entertainment > Streaming Reviews December 2021 Part 5
 

Streaming Reviews December 2021 Part 5




1) "The Unforgivable"--Netflix--film--1 hour & 53 minutes--not the pretty, fun, life living actress you know--we meet Ruth (Sandra Bullock) as she is being released for good behavior after 20 years being in prison for murder of a sheriff--little by little we learn her story and what happened that day but meanwhile she is being stalked by the sons of the sheriff, the older son (Tom Guiry) a hothead, the younger (Will Pullen) more reasonable--she becomes involved with lawyers (Vincent D'Onofrio and Viola Davis) and their two mixed race sons--he responds to Ruth's bewilderness while his wife turns her back on her--Davis is almost wasted in her small role but delivers when she has to--WHILE NOT A MUST SEE FILM WATCHING SANDRA BULLOCK DELIVER IN A SERIOUS ROLE MAKES THE PICTURE IS WORTH SEEING


2) "Hattie"--Prime Amazon--British film--based on a true story--1 hour & 25 minutes--Hattie (Ruth Jones) and her husband John (Robert Bathurst)) are actors, with Hattie, a bit more successful--she is very lively and the first to make fun of her being overweight--at a charity event Hattie attends alone while John stays home with the kids--she is driven home by a much younger man (Aiden Turner) also named John, who scolds her when she makes fun of her weight--the two shortly fall in love and have a very physical affair--due to circumstances the younger man is thrown out of his home when his wife learns of the affair and Hattie and her husband invite him to stay with them before the husband realizes what is going on--A GEM OF A FILM WITH RUTH JONES A JOY TO WATCH


3) "Still Out of My League"--Netflix--Italian film--1 hour & 40 minutes--this blew my mind in many ways--it is a sequel (I never saw the first)--starts off as a funny rom/com and without any warning turns into a heavy drama and ends with 'to be continued'--Ludovica Francesconi, as Marta, in spite of a lethal lung illness and waiting for a lung transplant, is lively and goes though life with a positive attitude enjoying her friends and falling in love--there is a running joke about her gay friend going on a sex app and also a serious look at work sexual harassment but the film revolves around Marta and her new boyfriend Gabriele (Giancario Commare) who is transferred for 10 months to Paris--anything else I saw will be a spoiler--I HOPE THE 3RD PART---THE 'TO BE CONTINUED'---COMES SOON---I WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS


4) "God's Own Country"--Revry TV (A Gay streaming service)--British film--1 hour & 40 minutes--Martin Saxby (Ian Hart) has had a stroke and his son, Johnny (Josh O'Connor) and Martin's mother, Deirdre (Gemma Jones) are running the farm owned by the family--the father insists that Johnny hire extra help during lambing season which is how a Romanian migrant comes to the farm--Johnny sneers at the 'gypsy' Gheorghe Ionescu (Alec Secareanu) one time too many and they fight which ends in angry sex--Gheorghe is excellent at his job and Johnny learns to respect him watching the man resuscitate a lamb when the ewe delivers a unconscious runt--when Martin has a second stroke it is clear that Johnny will have to take over the farm but he is overwhelmed and acts out in a destructive way--there is so much to see in this movie from a tender scene between father and son without any talk to the beautiful moors and rugged country adding to the movie's drama and the use of music being only used when needed--the 4 leads are excellent but it is O'Conner and Secareanu that mesmerize the viewer as they change who they were--A MUST SEE FILM ESPECIALLY FOR THE LAST HOUR


5) "Nicole Byer: BBW Big, Beautiful Weirdo"--Netflix--standup comic--1 hour & 5 minutes--I keep trying--it is just me who doesn't find comics funny anymore?--LOUD, VULGAR, NOT FUNNY--COMPLETE WASTE OF TIME




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