I adore Jenny Slate and the work that she did with Gillian Robespierre on Obvious Child, I was more than happy to see their second collaboration. While it was an enjoyable two hours with some very strong performances and even stronger girl power both on and off camera, it didn’t have the weight that Child did.
This story was a bit more hackneyed. Two sisters discover their father is having an affair, which causes a big shake up in their lives as they reevaluate their relationship with each other, their family, and themselves. Yeah it was almost as cheesy as that sounds, although the humor was realistically irreverent, which helped a lot.
What helped even more though was the fantastic cast. The role fit Slate well, and her parents were played by legends John Turturro and Edie Falco, who were fantastic to watch. Although I think it was little sister and newcomer Abby Quinn that stole the show for me. I was just drawn to her rebellious spirit I guess.
It was otherwise mostly unremarkable, and not something I’d prioritize, but it was nice counter programming to summer blockbuster season, especially in the sleepy month of August.
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