ReelViews for 'DRAMA/COMEDY' movies
Functions more as a diversion than a fully satisfying motion picture, although, for something streaming on Netflix, a “diversion” is usually good enough.
An ensemble of solid performances with some affecting moments is ultimately undone by a storyline that treads too-common ground for American indie films.
Features some nice performances and contains some strong material but, as a whole, the movie is too slow and too long to really work.
With a smart, perceptive script and an arresting lead performance by Hailee Steinfeld, the film rises to the top of a crowded genre.
For the filmmakers, one tone-deaf mistake at the end doesn’t undo this compelling behind-the-scenes peek at how buffoons get elected and men of substance become political roadkill.
A well-acted, absorbing story that ranks high both in terms of unpredictability and all-around appeal.
Affecting without being overly sentimental, humorous without being inappropriately comedic, and quirky without being self-indulgent.