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Castro
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"MALCOLM & MARIE (NETFLIX, Levinson 2021)"


  

          

John David Washington and Zendaya gonna help you seal the deal.

Netflix sets out to make thee most "Netflix and chill" movie ever.

A bottle of sweet red and this movie, and you might go...all the way.


Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGZmwsK58M8

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lmao, what? this movie isn’t romantic at ALL.
Feb 06th 2021
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Vulture trashed the sh** out of this movie, lol
Feb 06th 2021
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      RE: Vulture trashed the sh** out of this movie, lol
Feb 06th 2021
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      This is the lane I was in.
Feb 06th 2021
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      I thought it was really bad.
Feb 07th 2021
5
           RE: I thought it was really bad.
Feb 07th 2021
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I really didn't want to like this movie.
Feb 08th 2021
7
props to them working with that dialogue
Feb 08th 2021
8
haters
Feb 08th 2021
9
Man, Zendaya is an amazing actress. Such an expressive face
Feb 09th 2021
10
It was really hard for me not to see her as a kid.
Feb 09th 2021
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      It doesn't help that she's so tied to being a high school student
Feb 09th 2021
12

Frank Longo
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1. "lmao, what? this movie isn’t romantic at ALL."
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They fight the whole time. And the end is incredibly bittersweet/uncertain. I wouldn’t watch this on V-Day at *all*, lol.

(Or any day, because I didn’t like it. But especially if I was looking for romance! Shit is like the anti-romance, lmao. It’s basically all about how fucking won’t make your relationship work.)

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Bambino Grande
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Sat Feb-06-21 01:01 PM

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2. "Vulture trashed the sh** out of this movie, lol"
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Wonder if its really *that* bad. It cant be... can it

  

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Castro
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3. "RE: Vulture trashed the sh** out of this movie, lol"
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It is contrived....but it is entertaining.

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4. "This is the lane I was in."
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I was entertained.

Plus I enjoyed the camera work.

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Frank Longo
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5. "I thought it was really bad."
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Mostly because the script is super one-note, there's no pace, and the main male character is an unrepentant asshole, and I don't enjoy watching assholes rant badly and abusively on ten minute monologues at a time.

Pretty house though.

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Castro
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6. "RE: I thought it was really bad."
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Its no worse than Godzilla King of the Monsters...in fact, its as if David Mamet made a monster movie....mac n cheese and all.

Zendaya in slinky outfits and John David Washington doing his shit is enough for it to be a Netflix and chill flick. It looks GREAT. That helps. It can be background noise for your evening.

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Buddy_Gilapagos
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7. "I really didn't want to like this movie. "
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A couple arguing for 2 hours at one location written by a white guy? Didn't sound like my cup of tea. In fact, I watched it because I wanted to be able to properly bash it (I hate criticisms that start with "I didn't watch the movie but...")

But I got to say I was sucked in. I wanted to see who was right and who was wrong. I wanted to see if they stayed together. I kept wondering if they should stay together.

I was reminded of being in relationships like that and thank god I wasn't in them anymore.

I appreciated seeing an Angry Black Man that was forced to water down his rage AND he not be a criminal, or villain or necessarily punished for his rage.

It's not for everybody and I wish the Vulture reviewer just said that rather then trying to put in objective terms her inability to connect with the material. But I guess critics can't just say, "it wasn't for me".

But it was an achievement that they could have me so enthralled in a one location, two actor 90 minute flick.






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8. "props to them working with that dialogue"
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Crash Bandacoot
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9. "haters"
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this was a lot better than i thought it would be. could not tell if
washington was a good actor up until this point, not bad at all. i
wonder if they're together in real life.

  

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kwez
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10. "Man, Zendaya is an amazing actress. Such an expressive face"
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Buddy_Gilapagos
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11. "It was really hard for me not to see her as a kid. "
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Even when my kids watched her on the Disney channel, I took notice and she had a presence that signaled she could do bigger things.


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12. "It doesn't help that she's so tied to being a high school student"
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And she's often the most believably "in high school" in both Euphoria and Spider-Man

But I only took about 5 minutes to get over it

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