Thursday, August 24, 2017

PATTI CAKE$

Patti Cake$ movie still


Janet's TAKE: #PattiCakes is a fresh take on the mother-daughter genre. C+

Nice performances by Danielle MacDonald as an aspiring rapper and Bridget Everett as her mother. Playing the grandmother, Cathy Moriarty steals more than a few scenes.

Synopsis:
In a coming-of-age story straight out of Jersey, an unlikely

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

BRIGSBY BEAR

Janet's TAKE: #BRIGSBYBEAR is a quirky and sometimes uncomfortable tale of re-entry into society. C+

SNL's Kyle Mooney as James gives an endearing performance but it's not enough to save this rambling film. It is an interesting concept that is not executed very well. The supporting cast includes Claire Danes, Mark Hamill, and Greg Kinnear.

Synopsis:
Superfan James is obsessed with the clever if quaintly goofy kids' show Brigsby Bear to the point of