Ready or Not stars Samara Weaving as Grace, a soon to be married woman. Grace is marrying Alex (Mark O'Brien) and marrying into Alex's incredibly rich family, the Le Domas family. The Le Domas Family are an odd group of gin soaked alpha males and domineering women who do not welcome outsiders with ease.
The Kitchen is a stultifying mess of a movie. This failure of tone and purpose features three exceptional actresses starring in the same movie, yet often appearing as if they are in different movies, acting with different purpose. The Kitchen stars Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, and Elisabeth Moss in a story of late 70s mobsters.
A group of attractive young people are getting horny and high in the woods, as one of them begins to tell a campfire story. As the group splits into couples to indulge in their attractive young people-ness, a rumble emerges from the forest. The rumble becomes a roar, and our pretty storyteller is dispatched.
Where'd You Go Bernadette? Antarctica. Bernadette went to Antarctica, it's literally in the trailer for the movie. I'm being obtuse and flippant, but Where'd You Go Bernadette inspires such flippancy. This paean to awful rich people without real problems flounders among a set of characters so unlikable or poorly realized that even the effervescent Cate Blanchett is taken down.
When I was a kid, I thought Uncle Buck was a good movie. Now, it's the perfect illustration of how, though movies don't change, we do. 30 years later, as an adult with taste, and what I hope is a little sophistication, I can look back on Uncle Buck, and Roger Ebert's review of Uncle Buck, which I disliked at the time, and see that Roger was absolutely right, and I was as immature and childish as this movie.
Forgive me while I root for the underdog. One Last Night is certainly an underdog of a movie. This low budget movie has four principal cast members, maybe two locations and a budget that could not have been more than a shoestring. What it does have however, is a clever and likable group of actors to pass a very short running time with.