6) Book Club - 2 out of 5 Freddie B's
Starring: @diane_keaton, @janefonda, @bergenbags, @mary_steenburgen
If you spread "how Stella got her groove back" across a low budget" Sex in the city", this is what you might get.
You would think the title of this movie would mean more to the film, but it doesn't... Not really a movie but more of four vignettes that are mashed together to create a "movie." plot doesn't really exist in favor of situations that these women must quickly navigate.
Movie was VERY predictable nothing really happens that throws you off in the slightest.
The movie was over produced but with the budget of the movie caused quite a few instances of the production looking shabby and inadequate. Lighting issues and audio inconsistencies abound here.
Comedy in the movie was very marginal. Nothing here that will really illicit audible laughs much.
Cute movie though. regular overall with varying characters although they were very cookie cutter. Characters had the potential to connect to but the situations were far too thin.
With a running time of close to 2 hours at 1h44m. This movie would have been better served by possibly cutting out one main actress and expanding the stories of the remaining and weaving them together in some regard. While also exploring some actually tough challenge that bands them together and really test the strength of their friendship.
Was the purpose to pull every 80s (that's what I meant!) TV/Movie star out of retirement for this movie? Ed Begley(St. Elsewhere), Don Johnson (Miami Vice), Craig T. Nelson (Poltergeist) not including the titular actresses... Lots of potential here wasted. Don't waste your money in theaters, only worth a quick watch on Netflix.