This is a small, beautiful film I watched on Netflix a few months ago that really surprised in how simple, yet effective it was in its storytelling. It’s the only feature film from writer/directors Annie Howell and Lisa Robinson, which is a shame. It stars Anna Margaret Hollyman, who is known for starring in micro-budget films (The Color Wheel, White Reindeer). This is actually the first of her films I have seen, but I really enjoy her screen presence.
Marilyn Monroe: Why is Sir Olivier so mean? He talks awful to me, like he’s slumming.
Colin: I’ll tell you what’s wrong. It’s agony for him because he’s a great actor that wants to be a film star, and it’s agony for you because you’re a film star who wants to be a great actress. And this film won’t help either of you.
This is the movie all of rom-com lovers need. This is the movie we all deserve. This is a rom-com about women, for women, by women. This movie is everything. It’s also has some important things to say about very serious, timely political issues. It’s basically a perfect film and I can’t wait to see more from writer-director Gillian Robespierre.