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Someone Great

Published October 18, 2020

Someone Great

Film info

  • Title Someone Great
  • Director Jennifer Kaytin Robinson
  • Year 2019
  • Run time 1hr 32m
  • Genres Comedy, Romance
  • Tagline Getting it. Together.

On the heels of a blindsiding breakup, music journalist Jenny braces for a new beginning - and one last adventure with her closest friends.

Live blog

TimeComment
1:46Is the polaroid shake thing a myth?
4:55That is some superfast storytelling. Love it.
6:59That mug is a toilet.
10:47Great question. Is hashtag rollout the rollout of a hashtag or hashtagging the word rollout?
14:43“F**k that guy you don’t know.”
18:54Good posture surely doesn’t just come from ballet.
22:27“Maybe I can run my own thing one day.” Love that - non-specific but ambitious.
26:02I love Erin.
28:35“Technically I identify as Slytherin with a Ravenclaw moon.”
36:20Actual baby sharks.
40:19Loving the colourful bathroom, I need better bathroom lighting.
44:28“I call lies. Liza Minelli.”
49:59What’s a stain stick?
55:39The bit I don’t understand is why they would want to go out when they’re having so much fun at home!
1:01:40“Stop dancing in my way.”
1:09:12I feel like leaving without her friends is not a great idea.
1:11:52Farmer’s market fixes everything.
1:15:11“I CAN FEEL THE SEASONS CHANGING.”

Thoughts

After the disaster of Eat Pray Love, it was back to the Netflix comedy section and this one jumped out based only on the section of the trailer where Gina Rodriguez is crying and talking to a stranger. That bit just whizzed by in a fast-paced movie that was aimed at a much younger and hipper audience than me but was still very entertaining.

I liked the format of the story - the highs and lows of a final night on the town for a group of friends, with the flashbacks of a relationship slowly falling apart. Eventually the two strands meet and I was really happy that the end was an affirmation of female strength rather than dropping back into the old familiar.

The three leads were diverse with incredible chemistry together. They were a bit too enthusiastic for drugs for my taste, but I love how supportive they were of each other and how they all grew a significant amount over the course of the day in question. And Brittany Snow continues to be a highlight for me.

Rating: 4 / 5

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