Title: Unicorn Store
MPAA Rating: Not Yet Rated
Director: Brie Larson
Starring: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Joan Cusack
Runtime: 1 hr 32 mins
What It Is: Kit (Larson) is a dreamer. A woman whose mind, art and spirit are all firmly entrenched in the arena of the affable. When she FINALLY lands a job something odd happens. A mysterious person is known only as “The Salesman” (Jackson) gives her an even better offer. One she may not be able to pass up. One she may not have an option to pass up. A childhood dream come true.
What We Think: Honestly this one is a bit of a disappointment. It isn’t well directed but this is Larson’s first foray behind the lens…we’ll see where it goes from here. Sam Jackson is decent but Brie wastes herself and the two wonderful actors playing her parents the legend Joan Cusack and a personal favorite Bradley Whitford. Overall this was an experience that could’ve been so much better, but it all falls apart. The writing isn’t great Larson as mentioned doesn’t direct it well but I think she actually does her best with that material. This really isn’t a great look ONCE AGAIN for Netflix who have been more misses than hits.
Our Grade: C-, This is a film that will likely please the masses. Those looking for good technique will be sadly abandoned. In a word, it is an adorable movie that might please some. If you have a daughter she’ll appreciate it. Outside of that meh. A slight recommendation is as high a praise as I can offer, unfortunately. Netflix really is having a time of it lately. We have about 5 other films by them backed up in our queue. Let’s see how that goes. Shall we? My expectations aren’t particularly high.