Movie Review

Chhapaak – Review

Chhapaak tells a touching story, but it does not fall into a melodrama that resembles most Bollywood films. In the hands of director Meghna Gulzar (‘Talvar’, ‘Raazi’), a story based on the true events of the unfortunate story that befell Laxmi Agarwal; her face was doused with hard water so that she was damaged both physically and psychologically, with the potential to become a crybaby. However, Meghna tackled the issue with maturity that is rarely found in most other Bollywood directors. He did not make the subject of the film, Malti (Deepika Padukone, ‘Padmaavat’, ‘Bajirao Mastani’), a suffering figure that needed to be pitied.

The scenario also doesn’t tell the story of his suffering after being doused with hard water. The story focuses instead on how Malti can rise from the misfortune that befell her, and try, through non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and his lawyers, to help people with the same fate seem to go through periods of trauma and continue to live.

Right at the beginning of the film we are given a picture of how Malti was walking on a sidewalk in the morning, attacked by someone who splashed hard water on her face. An old man who happened to be not far from her approached to help, pouring mineral water into his face. Malti cried out in pain. Then she was taken to the hospital.

Step by step we see the change in her face to be damaged, so that it takes seven operations to repair her face, it did not even make it look like it was before. Games Online dan Offline

The brave and meticulous decisions of the scriptwriter duo Atika Chohan (‘Margarita with a Straw’, ‘Waiting’) and Meghna Gulzar (‘Talvar’, ‘Raazi’) who concoct the film’s story by not making it a story about Malti, but rather the setting behind Malti’s story is used to encourage a larger narrative, highlighting the fact that despite the increasing trend of attacks on women in India using hard water, these chemicals are still sold freely, and the state does nothing about it.


She met Amol (Vikrant Massey, ‘Criminal Justice’, ‘Dharam Veer’), an activist from an NGO who tried to get the government to ban the sale of hard water freely. Their story is not present like in most films that present the love story of two lovebirds, which among others are often filled with scenes of sweet dialogue in the form of seduction, or scenes with romantic backgrounds. In this film the sub-plot of their romance is worked on with a totally non-traditional nuance, even there is a dialogue that meta commented on it, through Amol who said to Malti, “Such stories only exist in films.

The above sentence was uttered when Malti held a party for the victory she had just achieved. She invited many people to gather, dance accompanied by cheerful music, and Amol who came later seemed unhappy over the ‘rah-rah’ behavior. “I was doused with hard water, not you. However, it is as if you are the victim. I want to have fun today, “Malti said to Amol, who was stunned later.

That is the attitude of the filmmaker who I admire in working on this film, even though it tells the story of misfortune, but basically ‘Chhapaak’ is a film that celebrates the spirit of humanity, about courage, and how women who are victims refuse that their lives are not determined by fate bad luck that befell them.

Instead of selling melodrama by focusing on a Malti, this film is filled with procedural scenes of how the police handle cases that afflict Malti, as well as scenes of trials in an attempt to make law in India provide the maximum rewards for the perpetrators of hard watering. It is ironic that the law in India considers hard watering actions, which can ruin someone’s life permanently, is considered to be no different from, for example the action of someone who splashes a cup of hot coffee on someone else.

Supported by a very convincing prosthetic make-up, and of course with his best efforts, Deepika Padukone disappeared, melting into the character he played almost impeccably. Not a single moment made me realize that the figure in the film was the Padukone superstar, for example like through ‘Padmaavat’, I consciously still saw him as Padukone as is the superstar, not Padmavati, the character he played in the film.

‘Chhapaak’ also gives us an ending, an epilogue to be exact, one of the most shocking ones I have ever witnessed in recent years. When I smile watching the victory achieved by our protagonist, but then we are stuffed with facts that really make us lost! And that haunted me for days.

Movie Review

All the Bright Places (Netflix) – Review

This film is an adaptation of the best seller novel of the same name by Jennifer Niven. Not only that, Niver also took part in writing the screenplay with Elizabeth Hannah.

Actors who joined included Elle Fanning, Justice Smith, Keegan-Michael Key, Alexandra Shipp, and Virginia Gardner.

All the Bright Places tells the story of Violet Markey’s life became worse since his brother died. It seems like he really loves his brother and is not ready to be left. It turned out that the downturn caused many problems, one of which was related to Violet’s social relations with her friends who were also disturbed. He became a quiet person and tended to be a loner. Both of Violet’s parents are also worried about her child’s condition. They always take care of their children so they don’t do anything dangerous or out of control. In the midst of Violet’s adversity, there was one man in her class who was paying attention. The man is Theodore Finch. In a Geography class, students get assignments and must be done in groups. Even though it looks like working in a normal group, it’s a bad thing for someone like Violet.Games Online dan Offline

“I don’t want to do this,” Violet said to her mother about group work. “Maybe it’s time for you to get out,” his mother answered.

Then Theodore chose Violet to be his group partner. Violet is quite strange to see someone who wants to be friends with him. “What do you want from me?” Violet said to Theodore. “I think it will be good for you to get out,” answered Theodore. “Maybe I don’t want to.” “You might finally like it.”

Since then they have increasingly communicated and met. They work on assignments and at the same time share things in their lives. That was enough to make Violet’s parents pay more attention to their children’s behavior. They are afraid if something unexpected happens.

During a chat, Theodore asked Violet, “What is the thing that you fear the most?” Then Violet answered that she was afraid to be normal. “Then don’t become normal,” Violet said.

The relationship that started from college matters now continues to be deeper. But of course that change is not always going well, especially when Violet was trying to fight her old self. Not to mention Theodore who later became the talk of his friends since close to Violet.

Violet Markey and Theodore will be played by talented young actors Elle Fanning and Justice Smith. Elle Fanning’s acting skills in the film The Neon Demon and Justice Smith in the film Detective Pikachu make fans sure that they are able to bring the two characters to life. Alexandra Shipp, Keegan Michael-Key, to Luke Wilson also played a role in this film.

A slick shooting technique and transfer from one scene to another feels smooth and far from being in a rush to be a plus in this 2 minute 52 second trailer. It’s no wonder that netizens who have watched the All The Bright Places movie trailer are fascinated by the beauty of Indiana’s natural scenery.

Netflix will release this drama-romantic film genre on the 28th February.

Movie Review

Birds of Prey – Review

The film Birds of Prey tells the story of Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) who just broke up with the Joker. He wants to move on and end all his dependence on the Joker. All triggered by people around who underestimate him, can not live without the Joker.

Harley also tried to continue to live and maintain a hyena named Bruce. But the news he broke up with the Joker backfired for him. Old enemies and rows of people who have been hurt by the Joker and he starts targeting him.

Roman Sionis / Black Mask (Ewan McGregor), the club owner, hears about Harley breaking up with the Joker. Harley initially asks Roman help to protect him from his old enemies. Unfortunately, Roman also wants Harley to die.

Not losing his mind, Harley offered to work with Roman. Just when Roman is having trouble finding an important diamond with two of his men Victor Zsasz (Chris Messina) and Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell).

The diamond turns out to be in Cassandra Cain (Ella Jay Basco), a girl who pickpockets. Everyone is looking for Cassandra, starting from detective Renee Montoya (Rosie Perez) who is tracing Roman case, then there is Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) who thirsts for revenge to Roman’s men, Victor Zsasz. Games Online dan Offline

Harley also managed to find Cassandra, but was reluctant to hand it over to Roman. He also gathered a team, detectives Montoya, Huntress, and Black Canary who actually hated Roman. Did they beat Roman Sionis a.k.a. Black Mask?

Birds of Prey
Birds of Prey

The film Birds of Prey is created by the restless weariness of Harley Quinn, always overshadowed by the figure of the Joker. In this film he wants to prove that he can be independent and shine without the help of his ex-girlfriend. This film is also the origin of the formation of the Birds of Prey team.

Presenting Harley Quinn as a narrator, you are invited to how it all happened in a humorous way. Because this is Harley Quinn’s film, please be advised if the plot that goes forward then backwards 4 minutes continues to advance again feels natural to him who is rather crazy.

Some of the scripts and silliness of Harley Quinn managed to make us laugh. From heartbreak, self-discovery, channeling love to pets to food worshipers. Margot Robbie successfully plays the strange, unique, crazy, but still adorable figure of Harley Quinn. Ewan manages to portray a narcissistic, sadistic, and annoying Roman / Black Mask that is not playing. An antics were also created between Harley to his team, Cassandra, Detective Montoya, Black Canary, and Huntress.

The film Birds of Prey presents a fairly intense action scene. Margot Robbie appears badass when fighting his enemies with his unique style, ranging from rifles full of glitter, baseball bats, to fighting with roller skates.

Cathy Yan’s film also conveys an important message for women. The female characters in this film get unfair treatment and are underestimated. Underrated Harley Quinn, Detective Montoya who was not appreciated in his office, Black Canary who was restrained by his boss, and Huntress who sought justice for past wounds.

The film Birds of Prey offers intense, colorful, and fun Harley Quinn madness. Margot Robbie again stole the attention as a unique, crazy, but still adorable Harley. Rows of compact and witty casts. Tuck a message of self empowerment to women all over the world.

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The Laundromat Netflix – Review

Leaked documents with the classification of “top secret” from a Mossack and Fonseca Law Firm that has headquarters in Panama with branches spread in 40 countries occurred around April 2016. No less than 11.5 million highly classified documents related to 214,000 companies with data from the beginning of 1970-2016 leaked by hackers who succeeded in retrieving 2.7 terabytes of data from the law firm’s database, and then distributed to the public.

This leak was the biggest shock to the “underground” economic industry. Because so many documents leaked. The leaked document, later called the Panama Papers Scandal, was investigated and analyzed by 370 journalists from 76 countries around the world.

Mossack and Fonseca is a Law Firm founded by Jurgen Mossack and Ramon Fonseca in Manama, Panama, a country in Central America. This law office is responsible for overseeing and regulating the services of trusts and trust assets of a company. The main focus of this law firm is asset protection, tax and property planning. The company has more than 40 branches worldwide, known for being involved in this leak of the Panama Papers tax haven document.

Why is this a scandal because in the document it is stated that Mossack Fonseca helped the parties to set up a company without activities, without employees but seemed to be running on assets and finances only on paper. Like a shell company, there are only shells with no contents except for fraudulent financial records and are legally legal. Nearly all of these shell companies were established in the Pacific region, more than half of which were established in the British Virgin Islands and the rest in Panama, the Bahamas, the Seychelles, Niue and Samoa.

Most of these companies are made for illegal activities such as money laundering, tax avoidance, and as special purposes for Company vehicles. Although not all companies are created for the purpose of breaking the law, the potential for violation of the law is huge. Or the term “Legal But Not Ethic”.

Now this incident was later recorded by Jake Bernstein, a journalist who won the Pulizzer prize with the title “Secrecy World”. This book was later adapted into a film with the title “Laundromat” by Netflix with director Steven Soderbergh, with the script written by Scott. Z. Burns.

The film was opened by Gary Oldman who played Jurgen Mossack and Antonio Banderas who played Ramon Fonseca. Both of them narrated about the world economic system starting from the barter era to the sophisticated economic system as it is now. Games Online dan Offline

The Laundromat
The Laundromat

Then the story unfolded when Meryl Streep, who played Ellen Martin on a vacation with her husband, ended in tragedy after the boat she was traveling in sank and her husband died.

Insurance left by her husband apparently can not be claimed for various reasons by the insurance company. This condition made her curious and continued to investigate what actually happened. In her journey, she found various kinds of financial transactions that were ambiguous and confusing because there were so many layers in them.

She later discovered that there were many names of officials from various countries who on average made the shell company for illegal activities, from money laundering to infidelity.

This film uniquely explains the world of “shell company”, a company on paper without offices and employees and foreign accounts to the audience. It was also revealed the journey of illicit transactions and corruption that crossed China, the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

A very interesting film of dark comedy genre that can explain something complicated into an interesting and memorable story.

Overall the film is cool, as usual Meryl Streep plays very well. The plot moves fairly quickly, but the message is conveyed and contained. For enthusiasts of this genre film will be fun watching this film.

Unfortunately, according to the latest news this film was sued by Mossack Fonseca on defamation. As well as being submitted for the cancellation of airing. The lawsuit was filed in a US federal court in Connecticut on October 13. However, Netflix did not immediately answer these demands.

Movie Review

I am Mother – Review

The film I am Mother revolves around the earth which has just experienced human extinction. A robot is designed to restore the human population in modern facilities, complete with all its needs. The robot, then called ‘Mother’, then chooses a human embryo and ‘takes care of it’ until it grows up, the chosen human being is called ‘Daughter’.

Robot Mother raised her ‘daughter’ with a theoretical method that (maybe) had been implanted in it since the beginning of the robot was created. However, the child’s curiosity finally revealed the veil of mystery that had been hidden by the Robot ‘Mother’. Games Online dan Offline

Plus, the presence of a strange woman suddenly asked for help outside the facility where the Mother and her child lived. This is of course inversely proportional to the recognition of the Robot Mother who sad that there is not a single human who is still alive out there.

Conflict grew, when the foreign woman turned out to have a gunshot wound. From the results of the Robot Mother’s research, the bullet lodged in the woman’s body was not a bullet from a droid that was patrolling out there. So, the Daughter increasingly exasperation.

Trapped, by the foreign woman’s seduction, Daughter finally decided to ‘run away’ from the facility together with the Foreign Woman. Unlucky, what is outside the facility is not as described.

This film is a debut for an Australian director; Grant Sputore. Because of this it is not wrong for many critics who judge underestimating the film’s eyes. Grant also wrote the script together with Michael Lloyd Green. I Am Mother stars Luke Hawker, who acts as the Robot Mother. As for the voice of the robot acted by Rose Byrne. Clara Rugaard plays the role of Daughter, while Hillary Swank plays the character of a Foreign Woman.

The premise of the I Am Mother story is fairly unique, although there is still (very) little in common with Morten Tyldum’s Passenger. The plot was made almost perfect, yes maybe there are still a few plot-holes here and there, but for the size of the debut film, this is still within reasonable tolerances.

The acting quality of the cast is also fairly good. Practically, only two characters can be judged by the quality of his acting in plain view. Clara Rugaard and Hillary Swank appeared extraordinary, both of whom were able to convey the unrest of each character to the audience.

As the saying goes; Nothing is perfect, neither is this Netflix production film. Behind the premise and the quality of its acting, this film still has limitations on cinematography and CGI quality which is still weak. Try to look, the scene where Clara and Swank ran away from the facility, the scenery displayed looks too fake.

However, this is certainly not an important thing. Considering this is a film debut for the director.

Overall, I Am Mother appeared quite impressive. The premise of the story is cool and brilliantly executed. Two thumbs up for the debutant; Grant Sputore. For this reason, it feels like a 7/10 rating is appropriate for I Am Mother.

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Brahms : The Boy II – Review

William Brent Bell partnered again with his co-author, Stacey Menear, to design the sequel to The Boy in Brahms: The Boy II. This handsome but deadly porcelain doll. Like what?

In the previous film The Boy, the old couple Heelshires disappeared after writing a farewell letter to Brahms. The house caught fire accidentally, and burned everything until it turned to ashes, including a caretaker named Creta and her rude boyfriend Cole. But Brahms stayed in the house, and repaired his broken doll.

In the Games Online dan Offline film Brahms: The Boy II, a small family consisting of mother (Katie Holmes), father (Owain Yeoman) and son (Christopher Convery) moved to the guest house at Heelshire Mansion without knowing of the dark story behind the magnificent building.

As they were exploring the nature around the mansion, the boy, whose name was Jude, was mysteriously guided to find a porcelain doll buried deep. Although admittedly quite terrible, but Jude’s mother and father decided to allow his son to bring home the doll which was later known as the Brahms.

In the beginning, there were small oddities like TV that suddenly turned on on its own, until the table was rolled over due to the anger of the doll. Until finally the presence of Brahms not only terrorized the small family, but also threatened the lives of everyone around him. What really happened? Will this little family survive Brahms’ clutches?

Former Dawson’s Creek star Katie Holmes returned to the big screen in 2020 through her role as Liza, Jude’s biological mother. As a mother, it was not difficult for Katie to dive into her role and describe the various worries that Liza experienced when she saw Jude being in the grip of Brahms. Katie’s appearance as Liza in this horror genre film reminds her fans, why Tom Cruise’s ex-wife deserves to appear in more feature films.

Aside from Katie, the appearance of little star Christopher Convery (Stranger Things Season 3) is also very attention-grabbing. As Jude, Chris could easily move from plain and childish to cold and scary.

Overall this two-hour film offers a typical jump scare of a horror movie, but it is less gore than I had anticipated. However, when the scene happened, it felt very realistic.

The author is personally happy to be able to see Katie Holmes back in action on the big screen. Especially in the horror genre film that will certainly attract the attention of many people.

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The Call of the Wild – Review

The Call of the Wild will be the first film that tells the story of friendship between humans and animals released in 2020. The presence of this film is very suitable to be watched with people closest to you like your beloved family because it has the genre of adventure, drama, and family.

This film tells Games Online dan Offline the story of a dog named Buck who was kidnapped from his home to be carried to the snow plains in Alaska. There Buck was found by someone and joined a group of dog pulling a delivery carriage letter. In addition, Buck is also known as a noble hearted dog and likes to help anyone throughout his adventure.

The story in this film is adapted from a novel book of the same name by Jack London and published in 1903.
And was made in 1935 with the same title. The film stars Clark Gable and Loretta Young.

This exciting adventure film directed by Chris Sanders. Previously, he was known through the films “How to Train Your Dragon” (2010) and “The Croods” (2013).

Harrison Ford is the main character and plays John Thornton. This film also stars MCU actress, you know! Karen Gillan, known from the “Guardians of the Galaxy” (2017) was present in the role of Marcedes. In addition, there are other Hollywood artists such as Dan Stevens, Cara Gee, Bradley Whitford, Omar Sy and many more. The most interesting fact is that dogs in this film actually use the CGI effect, you know, and not real dogs.

Come on, watch with the closest person. Games Online dan Offline

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Fantasy Island – Review

The film, adapted from the 70s TV series, stars Michael Pena, Maggie Q, Lucy Hale, and Austin Stowell. How was the film?

The film Fantasy Island tells the story of a group of young people visiting a remote tropical island. They were the winners of the contest and successfully visited Fantasy Island. They are Gwen (Maggie Q), Melanie (Lucy Hale), Patrick (Austin Stowell), Brax (Jimmy O. Yang), and JD (Ryan Hansen). On the island managed by Roarke (Michael Pena) they are convinced that the guests’ fantasies can be realized. Not alone, Roarke is accompanied by Julia (Parisa Fitz-Henley), her assistant at Fantasy Island to welcome guests.

Fantasy from Gwen, Melanie, Patrick, Brax, and JD finally came true. At first they enjoyed everything but wondered if this was true or a trick from Roarke. Guests know that their fantasies become nightmares as the island slowly twists their desires. Now they must be able to solve the mystery and escape the island safely.

The film Fantasy Island presents a gripping adventure on a mysterious island that can realize a fantasy. Slowly we are invited to see the fantasy of each character, we can not guess what the contents of the fantasy of all of them. In the trailer, only Melanie’s character is revealed, what is the fantasy of the other characters?

Fantasy Island
Fantasy Island

Behind a satisfying fantasy Games Online dan Offline tucked in a tense secret, how the island grants all the fantasy of his guests. The idea of ​​the story is quite interesting, but unfortunately the origin of the power of fantasy island is not very explained.

Not a Blumhouse horror film without surprises. In the film Jeff Wadlow is relying on a lot of jumpscare to surprise the audience. The characters are also haunted by the horrible creatures on the island.

The cast of Fantasy Island played quite well, the most prominent one might be Lucy Hale and Maggie Q. But the characters of the two brothers were played by Jimmy O. Yang and Ryan Hansen did not succeed in joking, even though their intentions broke the atmosphere. Michael Peña, who is usually funny, in this film he appears serious.

For those of you who want a horror adventure full of mysteries, you really have to watch the movie Fantasy Island. Be careful what you fantasize about so you don’t backfire. The past of each character is the key answer to all the horrors on the fantasy island. Jeff Wadlow also prepared an unexpected twist, curious? Watch the film in the cinema.

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The Poison Rose – Review

The Poison Rose film tells the story of Carson Philips (John Travolta), a former NFL (National Football League) player who is now turning a profession as a private investigator. One day, a beautiful woman offered him a large enough amount of money, provided Carson was willing to find out the cause of the disappearance of a teenage boy, who was allegedly killed.   Initially Carson objected because the incident happened in Texas, a city full of dark shadows of Carson’s past. But his weakness for beautiful women, moreover the client came with a sad story, made Carson finally accepted the offer.  

Carson began an investigation in Texas, by contacting some of his acquaintances, – including a former girlfriend he had left. The investigation led to a mental hospital, where a suspected key witness of the murder of a client’s relative was treated.  

For reasons that don’t make sense, Dr. Miles Mitchell (Branden Fraser), to keep Carson away from the patient he insisted was in the facility. But Carson’s abilities turned out to be more than Dr. Mitchell.  

The Poison Rose
The Poison Rose

Behind it all turned out there was the intervention of a God Father who had long controlled the underworld in the city. Many suggestions for Carson to stay away from this case, and not deal with Doc.  

It turned out that what was imagined by Curson was far different from what he was facing. And that really made him a dilemma. Games Online dan Offline

Like detective films in general, The Poison Rose also only focuses on one or two characters at the beginning of the story. Until little by little, the storyline unfolds the figure of each character slowly, – especially the characters Doc (Morgan Freeman) and Jayne Hunt (Famke Janssen).

Quite a lot of characters who stand out in this film, and take the audience’s mind room to confirm whether he is a good character or evil. Although, spotlight remains dominated by the actions of Carson until the end of the film.

This film set is made with the setting and mindset of Texas residents in the 70s. And quite successfully presented by the director. Both property and dialogue, neatly packaged to realize the setting in accordance with the original novel.

This film presents the version of the novel quite well if you look at it from the budget, as well as minimal manufacturing time. This film is worth enjoying, especially for those who like detective films.

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Girl On The Third Floor – Review

Travis Stevens made his directorial debut through the film Girl on the Third Floor. Starring a former professional wrestler who is also a mixed martial arts fighter, Phil “CM Punk” Brooks, who is next to a newcomer actress, Sarah Brooks.

Tells a former lawyer named Don Koch (Phil “CM Punk” Brooks) who wants to open a new chapter in life. He bought a shabby house in suburban Chicago with the intention of renovating it. However, Don began to experience strange events in the house.

From the beginning of the film Girl on the Third Floor, starting to the end, the location you will see is an abandoned slum. Tells the story of Don Koch, a husband who bought a house for his wife, Liz (Trieste Kelly Dunn), which is far from urban areas. When the process of renovating his new home, Don immediately tidied up all the equipment left by the previous owner.

When renovating, Don saw a strange liquid coming out of the walls of his house. Unable to stand, he touched the liquid and began to paint the wall. Games Online dan Offline

After finishing painting the wall, he switched to another wall that had a big hole. Seeing something in it, Don reached his hand and found something buried inside the wall. However, supernatural terror begins when there is a ball of marbles that suddenly appears in front of him.

However, the atmosphere was gripped even more when his pet dog Don, Cooper, was found lifeless in the washing machine. From the visible blood, enough to make you sympathize with this animal known as a human friend.

At the same time it makes the psychological thriller feel a little. In addition, there is a twist plot that is quite salvaging, although again the storyline lacks detail.

This former wrestler’s debut is arguably a bit of attention. Although not as interesting as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Don Koch can be played by Phil “CM Punk” Brooks well. He became a macho husband. When the terror began, the deepening of the CM Punk character was quite pronounced.

Especially when scoring began to rise, CM Punk managed to describe the frustration and depression when he began to be haunted. Feelings of frustration and do not know what to do will come you feel.

Unfortunately, the nature of the supporting cast actually makes this story seem confusing. In addition to Sarah Brooks who still provides acting that is quite entertaining, the actor Ellie Mueller (Karen Woditsch) lacks the character’s depth.

Despite all that, actually Girl on the Third Floor has the potential to be a slick horror film because it has a good scenario. Unfortunately, again the execution of this film did not run optimally. Fortunately, the acting of CM Punk can provide color in this film made by Trevor Stevens.

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El Camino – A Breaking Bad – Review

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie opens with a conversation “wise” two people who want to start a new life, trying to break away from their lives now. The peaceful atmosphere at the edge of the lake ended with the decision to go to Alaska.

However, a second later, peace turned into chaos. Hysterical screams by Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) who try to escape from the police pursuit form a contrast that will make you excited. For those who follow the series, this scene is certainly familiar. However, for those who watch this film regardless of the series, this scene is very suitable to start Jesse’s journey out of his dark world.

This film actually lacks action. You will focus on being invited to follow Jesse’s journey now, while still being invited to see his past. Vince Gilligan is happy to take you back and forth to Jesse’s darkness and his golden age.

Gilligan brilliantly repacked the movement of this groove smoothly, not apart from what happened to Jesse at the present time. In fact, when Jesse is currently in a race against time to start a new life away from his country, a sweet and warm flashback makes the atmosphere calm.

What makes you also won’t lose interest in knowing the fate of Jesse finally is a camera that moves dynamically in certain scenes. When Jesse tried to escape from the police pursuit after he left Walter, a close-up of the expression of loss, fear, and a hint of relief was reflected from Jesse’s face. Aaron Paul again managed to make you sympathetic with this one character. Games Online dan Offline

El Camino : A Breaking Bad
El Camino : A Breaking Bad

Jesse’s PTSD momentum was well illustrated from a clear angle. When Jesse looks for Todd Alquist’s savings, the rotating camera angles as Jesse unloads every corner of Tood’s apartment allows you to feel the absurdity of the search. So, when Jesse felt almost hopeless, you were invited to think the same until Gilligan issued another card.

The cinematography is also really cool when the cat-and-mouse scene, both with the police and Lou, when Jesse is in Todd’s apartment. Although only a few minutes, this crime drama was gripping in those few minutes. This list will be very long if mentioned one by one. But, guaranteed you will agree on this.

Breaking Bad is arguably selling the life drama of Walter White, a chemistry teacher who feels the need to sell drugs after being convicted of cancer. The reason is, in order to support his family.

Therefore, he “invited” Jesse to take part in the plan. Now, as the series goes deeper into the lives of Walter and Jesse, you will be invited to think about the contrast between justice and crime.

In the film, the boundaries of justice and crime are also biased. At the beginning of the film, Jesse who is chatting with Mike Ehrmantraut seems to have a bright future, illustrating that those who are already on the wrong path can also be aware.

Afterwards, he is also described as a fugitive, the only person still alive involved in the slaughter of a gang. Now, in this escape, Jesse meets Skinny Pete and Badger, Jesse’s old friends who are willing to do anything to help Jesse. Their brotherhood ties will make you all melt.

If many say the Joker is a film about “good people who turn bad”, El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie means it is a film about good people who look bad, even though all they do is just survive.

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Horse Girl – Review

Horse Girl is the latest Netflix Original Movie released on February 7, 2020. The film stars and is written by Alison Brie who was inspired by the history of her family’s mental health, assisted by the director, Jeff Baena. Through his interview with Vulture, Alison revealed that he always wanted to write a film about his grandmother and mother. Her grandmother had schizophrenia and her mother grew up in a traumatic situation, while Alison lived with a shadow of a mental health history through her line.

Horse Girl tells the story of Sarah, a woman who works at a craft material store. Not too many friends, Sarah is more comfortable spending time watching a supernatural series and making bracelets with wool yarn. The only brother who he loved was Willow, a horse that was once his.

Sarah’s quiet, calm life began to be disturbed when she believed that she was kidnapped by aliens while asleep.

Horse Girl is a film that wants to make its audience aware of mental health issues with new methods and original concepts. There are already many films that take the theme of the main character who is experiencing mental disorders. However, we always act as viewers from the perspective of a third person. Seeing them slowly leads to insanity and makes us sympathetic. That’s it. Games Online dan Offline

In contrast to “Horse Girl”, we will be taken on a mental journey to that insanity. It is not a pleasant journey, but experiencing mental disorders is not something that will make us feel comfortable.

Gradually, we will feel how a mental illness feels like a virus that plagues our normal lives into terror.

From the beginning to the end of the film, we will see the world through Sarah’s perspective. From when he was working in a shop, going home and enjoying his favorite series, to sleeping and entering Sarah’s dream. Then woke up on the side of the road, far from the apartment where he lived.

Maybe at first, we did not realize that this film tried to swallow every audience in the madness felt by Sarah; and so is a mental illness attacking sufferers. We will not realize since when reality and illusion melt and make us lose control.

When the film finishes, we will feel “crazy” and do not believe what we just saw. Some of us might make statements that this film has disturbing content, makes us anxious, and everything feels too absurd. But hey, that’s how insanity works; everything feels absurd.

Horse Girl may not be a movie that will make us have a pleasant experience watching movies. This film will make us question our sanity and cause anxiety. However, if Alison Brie’s intention is to make films that make us feel what it’s like to be a person with mental disorders; she did a pretty good job.

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After Shock – Review

Have you ever heard of a giant earthquake in Tangshan, China, in 1976? Aftershock based his story on the earthquake, or rather what happened afterwards.

Tells the story of a mother, Yuan Ni, and her twin sons Zeng Fang and Fang Da and how their lives were changed forever by the earthquake on that historic morning in early 1976. When the earthquake occurred Yuan Ni and her husband were outside his apartment. The husband and wife watched in tears as the building collapsed and the twins were trapped inside. The two children aged seven years were buried under the ruins of the devastating earthquake. When the rescue team intends to explain the condition of the two victims, Yuan Ni is faced with a difficult choice, which must be saved because both are crushed by the ruins of a building that could sacrifice one of them. Yuan Ni faced with the most difficult decision of his life, he finally chose to save his son Fang Da, the twin boys. Decisions that later change their lives later.

Her mother’s decision to choose Fang Da carved a prolonged wound for Zeng Fang who was apparently still alive. With a blurry picture, among the corpses lying in between and between blood spills and rain germis, Zeng Fang got up and walked to look for his mother’s figure. Zeng Fang who was stranded in a temporary shelter was finally adopted by a pair of soldiers who until the end of his life were never blessed with a child. Zeng Fang who was injured finally chose silence a thousand languages ​​and tried to forget and never want to remember those bad memories. Not only because of the disaster that has caused many people to die including his father but his mother’s decision to save his younger brother is a difficult decision to accept.

Zeng Fang became an interovert girl and lived under tremendous pressure. While unexpectedly his daughter lives with his new family, Fang Da lives with his mother who still chooses to live in the city. Although faced with various problems being a single parent with boys who have problems at school. Yuan Ni also lived with a long period of guilt because her husband and daughter were victims of the earthquake.

32 years later, Games Online dan Offline after the twins had lived their own lives, Zeng Fang had become a doctor and lived in Canada with her husband and her son while Fang Da already had a company with many employees, moved to a big city and was able to buy her mother an apartment. When the city of Sichuan was hit by the same earthquake in 2008, they were moved to come to help, remembering that they had been victims of the same earthquake. Both of them joined the other volunteers.

Fang Da told his fellow volunteers about his childhood experiences where his brother and father were victims of the earthquake disaster in Tangshan Village. Not unexpectedly his sister who had 32 years never met even thought he had died among the volunteers and could only cry to hear how his mother was so guilty prolonged.

Long story short, Zeng Fang was reunited with his mother, who never stopped crying over the departure of her daughter, even though it had already been 32 years. It was a very touching meeting. Yaun Ni, who felt his decision was a mistake, asked Zeng Fang to forgive the decision. Zeng Fangpun told me 32 years was a long time to forget his mother’s decision to ignore it. But the Lord’s decision was unexpected as to what the outcome was.

The film, directed by Feng Xiaogang and produced by the studio Huayi Bros. Chinese actors and actresses Jingchu Zhang, Daoming Chen, Yi Lu, Fan Xu, Jin Chen and Chen Li are very charming acting especially with Li-guang Wang’s neat musical arrangement that made this film capable of making the audience blue.

A movie that is worth watching.

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The Art of Self Defense

Jesse Eisenberg will appear as a youth full of obsession with karate in his latest film, The Art of Self Defense. This film is a humorous film with dark and dark nuances, so it is touted as a dark comedy genre film.

Casey Davies (Jesse Eisenberg) is a well-mannered, socially awkward accountant who seems incompatible with his work environment. Casey was confronted with a motorcycle gang that brutally attacked him. He was given time off from work to recuperate, he grew insecure, strongly considering buying firearms for protection. He found the karate dojo, led by Sensei, Casey took advantage of the free trial class, choosing to take classes more days than buying a gun.

Casey meets Anna the brown belt who teaches children’s classes, and befriends Henry the blue belt. Casey performed well and he was promoted to the yellow belt. Sensei invited Casey to the dojo night class, more brutally than the regular class. Henry joined uninvited, but when he was contacted to help demonstrate, Sensei broke his elbow and took him out of the dojo.  

The debate session, Anna brutally beat Thomas, a black belt student, aimed at proving her skills at Sensei regardless of her gender, according to sensei to disqualify her from the black belt. Casey returned to work and this became a firm employee. When he became arrogant he punched his boss’s throat and he was dismissed. Games Online dan Offline

Casey explained to Sensei, he took classes in response to his traumatic experiences when he was attacked by a gang. Sensei then tells him that he saw one of the gangs in the bar, pushing him to attack the suspect. Casey injured him but found Sensei recording the confrontation, realizing that the suspect was innocent.

Casey was confused back home to find his dog passed out and was pronounced dead after arriving at the hospital, traumatized because it resembled a blow from a technique that Casey remembered to learn. Casey returned to the dojo accusing Sensei of killing his dog but he denied. At night the whole class went on a motorbike that Casey seemed familiar with, with orders to attack people who were alone.

As colleagues Anna and Casey targeted undercover police. Anna was shot in the leg, Casey killed the policeman. Casey brought Anna home. Casey returned to the dojo to investigate further. Casey later found out some disturbing things like the functioning Crematorium, Henry’s body hung with his own blue belt, the target list and a series of video tapes confirm Sensei and some of his own classmates including Thomas and Anna, as the motorcycle gang that attacked him.

Casey found Anna preventing the gang from executing her during the attack. Sensesi returned in the morning, Casey challenged him to death. Casey killed Sensei and in the evening class Casey explained to other students he killed Sensei. Casey is responsible for maintaining the new dog he found.

Casey then promotes Anna to a black belt and she becomes the new sensei, teaching her beliefs about the battle of compassion for cruel aggression. Casey was further promoted teaching children’s classes instead.

The Art of Self-Defense is a satirical film that insinuates all the time, even as if laughing at it, the traditional view of masculinity. And I must say, the way to insinuate is really hilarious.

Jesse Eisenberg once again plays the character of a cowardly geeky man who then develops defeating his weaknesses. And he seems more able to unleash his potential when playing a character like that, like he did in the film Zombieland.

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Missing Link – Review

Missing Link tells the story of an adventurer named Sir Lionel Frost who had to take a Bigfoot from America to the Himalayas to find a distant relative of the Yeti. What makes the story interesting is of course the figure of the bigfoot named Susan or also called Mr. Link. In contrast to human expectations about Bigfoot, Bigfoot turns out to be a creature with high intelligence that is not inferior to humans. Susan can talk, behave and act like humans. Their journey also did not go smoothly because Lord Piggot-Dunceby, an adventurer who denied the existence of Bigfoot tried to prevent Sir Lionel Frost’s mission in proving the existence of Bigfoot. While being hunted by hired hunters Willard Strenk, the adventures of Sir Lionel and Susan became a roller coaster ride that was quite interesting to follow.

In addition to focusing on Susan’s story, Missing Link also takes a lot of focus on Sir Lionel Frost. From the opening scene in this film the audience can already see clearly the ability of Sir Lionel Frost as an expert adventurer. Sir Lionel Frost easily handled and established relationships with legendary creatures. However, there is one problem and drawbacks of Sir Lionel Frost that is the difficulty in establishing relationships with other humans. Sir Lionel Frost is described as an egocentric perfectionist and workaholic. Actually, Sir Lionel wants a relationship with other people and he is aware of it, but he cannot change himself. This can actually be said as an irony that is quite sad. For the sake of gaining recognition and entering into an adventurous community, Sir Lionel must prove the existence of Bigfoot which triggered his exciting adventure with Susan. Games Online dan Offline

Missing Link
Missing Link

The theme raised in this film actually talks about ‘home.’ The house is not in the sense of a physical place but a place where we feel comfortable, appropriate, and surrounded by the right people. The two main characters, Sir Lionel and Susan, are both in the dilemma of trying to find a ‘home’ to get out of solitude and loneliness. Sir Lionel tried to make the adventurous community his home, while Susan tried to make the Himalayas his new home in the hope of being surrounded by distant relatives of the yeti. Unfortunately, they both seem to be looking for a house in the wrong place. Trying to get recognition from the adventure community seems to be the wrong way to get a ‘home’ for Sir Lionel. It is wrong to mean that a ‘house’ should not need to have proof and see the adventurous community members who actually do not have a concern for Sir Lionel. Meanwhile, despite Susan’s expectations, the Yeti in the Himalayas turned out to be ‘racist’ to him and didn’t even consider him a brother. The ‘house’ theme raised was a potential theme because it was quite interesting, felt close and relatable.

When compared with the film from the previous Laika animation studio you could say Missing Link is the lightest, simplest and most colorful film. The story given in this film feels so generic, general and sometimes feels boring. There is no specific and clear target audience for this film, at first glance the visual aspect of Missing Link seems to be aimed at children but there are some parts of humor that seem more suitable for adults.

If seen from a visual perspective, Laika’s animation studio cannot be doubted. Laika has succeeded in perfecting the stop-motion technique so that it looks so smooth and beautiful. The resulting visuals look so beautiful like digital preparations even though the majority of the visuals that we see are puppets or artificial environments that are arranged slowly by humans. I was so perfect that even the audience had several times forgotten that Laika was a stop-motion film not 3D animation.

Missing Link also stars famous top actors such as Hugh Jackman as Sir Lionel’s voice actor, Zach Galifianakis Susan and Zoe Saldana as Adelina’s voice actor. Missing Link became the film with the worst income studio Laika so far, even Missing Link became the worst opening film of all time ranked twelfth. Or can we actually see that the failure of Missing Link is a proof of reduced audience interest in stop-motion animated films? Not a bad movie but Missing Link is just a normal animated film.

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Booksmart – Synopsis

The BOOKSMART film tells the story of a pair of friends, Molly (Beanie Feldstein) and Amy (Kaitlyn Dever) who realize that both of them have spent their teen years only by doing one thing, namely learning. Therefore, on the night of their graduation, they made a plan to summarize all the things they missed in one night. The film, starring Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein, will bring us memories of graduation in high school.

Molly and Amy, two smart school stars who are good friends, spend their high school time just studying. Although in the end they got what they dreamed of, like Molly who was accepted to Yale University because she aspires to become the Supreme Court later. And also Amy, who will continue her studies at Columbia even though she plans to become a volunteer in Botswana first.

However, Games Online dan Offline without them knowing, they have spent a lot of their teenage time just by learning without doing exciting things like other teenagers. Until before graduation, they realize it all. Moreover, they also know that their other friends can do two things at once, that is having fun and studying and they can still enter the famous University in the end. Unlike those who can only do one thing.

After they know that their friends can do these two things at once, they also think if they should have more fun than have to study continuously. That’s when they devised a plan to be able to summarize the things they had been missing all night. On the night of their second graduation, Molly and Amy tried new things by going to Nick’s party, the senior vice president at school and the man Amy liked. During the night, many new things happened for both of them. How did their excitement summarize the things they had missed the night before graduation?

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Portrait Of A Lady On Fire – Review

This film won Queer Palm (Sciamma became the first female director to win this award) and won Best Screenplay at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.

Portrait of A Lady on Fire tells the story of a painter, Marianne (Noémi Merlant) who was hired to make a portrait of a young aristocratic woman named Héloïse (Adèle Hanel). Héloïse is said to be married to a rich man from Italy whom he has never met.

Mrs. Héloïse, a French nobleman called The Countess (played by Valeria Golino), had arranged the marriage, and the portrait was needed to convince her future husband of the charm of his future wife.

After his arrival, Marianne learned that the previous painter had failed and was expelled by Héloïse. The Countess also arranged for Marianne to be as close to Héloïse, to observe it as closely as possible and then paint it through the memories of her conversation.

This was done in secret so Héloïse would not know what Marianne’s real mission was until her portrait was finished.

Who would have thought, the closeness of Marianne and Héloïse provided a variety of new perspectives on both. This closeness leads to “more than just female friends”.

Like the European film, Portrait of A Lady on Fire has a slow pace in storytelling. However, this can be helped from the jokes that often occur in dialogues between Marianne and Héloïse.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire is one of four films in the 2019 Cannes Film Festival that are directed by women. What’s more, some of the Portrait of a Lady on Fire production team included a producer, cinematographer, and first director’s assistant as well as a woman. Games Online dan Offline

Not surprisingly, Céline Sciamma plotted the Portrait of a Lady on Fire about how Marianne and Héloïse fell in love step by step.

Sciamma was very patient in building the emotional bond through a series of lines, conversations, and eye views between the two women.

Sound system also plays a very good role in the film Portrait of a Lady on Fire. Noted, there are only two music that is displayed in this film but is very able to be maximized. First, the acappella was carried out by a group of women while at a campfire.

The acapella is transformed into a very interesting intense choir (composed by Jean-Baptiste de Laubier and Arthur Simonini)

Secondly, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons notation was played in the middle of the film and (the most climax) at the end to show Héloïse’s emotions with extreme close-ups.

In addition, the sub-plots presented in the Portrait of a Lady on Fire such as mother-child conflict, unwanted arranged marriages, unwanted pregnancies, as well as contemporary ways to deal with them have quite good storytelling weight.

Even more interesting, Céline Sciamma did not try to apply the standards of modern women at the end of Marianne and Héloïse’s relationship.

Instead of trying to be critical and “break the rules”, Sciamma put both in a position of surrender and “accept” patriarchal culture (which of course was created by men) as his destiny.

In general, the Portrait of a Lady on Fire provides a boundary between gloomy realism options and an understanding of reality.

Céline Sciamma clearly chose the latter option, thus placing the film in the climax of the perfect ending with a wave of maximum emotional intensity but still very quiet.

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The Farewell – Review

Grandma said, lying is a sin. But, what happens if we have to lie for the good of Grandma herself? That’s the outline of the story of The Farewell, a comedy drama filmed by director Lulu Wang.

In detail, The Farewell tells the story of Billi (played by Awkwafina+ who is trapped in a ‘structured, systematic and massive lie’ directed at his grandmother, Nai Nai (Shuzhen Zhao). Billi’s parents asked her to lie to Nai Nai that she was fine despite the medical record saying cancer.

Billi, as a mere grandson of wayang, initially rebelled. According to her, Nai Nai has the right to know the actual conditions. However, later she was forced to change her mind after learning that the lies are part of habit, not will. In China, lying to parents about their health condition is common.

“There is a saying in China, when someone has cancer, it’s not cancer that kills him. The thing that killed him was fear, “said Billi’s mother, Lu Jian (Diana Lin). Games Online dan Offline

What followed was a series of lies after lies to deceive the grandmother. In fact, Billi’s uncle, Haibin (Yongbo Jiang), even pretended to marry off his son, Hao Hao (Chen Han), with his girlfriend, Aiko (Aoi Mizuhara), just to distract Nai Nai. Even so, Billi was not sure she would be able to lie to the end.

The Farewell is one of the best comedy dramas at the end of 2019. The quality arises from Lulu Wang’s ability to package the differences between western and eastern cultures and internal conflicts that often occur in large families, especially Chinese families.

Like the common view that develops in society, Westerners are more open and straightforward in expressing opinions, emotions, or truth. Meanwhile, eastern people, more closed, more restrained in doing the same thing. Well, the contrast situation is displayed in a balanced way, like Yin and Yang, by Lulu Wang.

The western view is represented by Billi who grew up in New York, United States. Meanwhile, the eastern view was represented by Billi’s father, mother, uncle, aunt, and other relatives. With a playful style that is not exaggerated, throughout the film both sides clash about what is best for Nai Nai: Lies or truth.

Lulu Wang did not make one side of The Farewell. As said before, on both sides of the draw, nothing is completely right or wrong. For example, even though Billi urged her family to reveal Nai Nai’s true condition, she was not prepared to take responsibility for the effects. Meanwhile, Billi’s parents and relatives do not know how long they can continue to lie.

Balancing both sides is a good decision from Lulu Wang. By making both views equally strong, the conflict in The Farewell’s story becomes more dynamic. On the other hand, it also forces the audience to empathize with both sides, not support one and blaspheme the other.

How complicated the interaction within a large family is also displayed by director Lulu Wang neatly. So neat, those interactions feel real and can cause déjàvu. Certainly familiar to (some of us) how family gatherings often end in chatter about marriage or who is the most successful. Well, all that is in The Farewell with a portion that does not take over the main story.

Beyond the story factor, praise should be given to Awkwafina. She was able to display the conflict within Billi perfectly. On the one hand, we can see how much she loved Nai Nai, more than anyone. On the other hand, it was clear that she too was dying to hold back in her plans to deceive Nai Nai. False happiness and inner torment brought Billi into the emotional roller coaster and Awkwafina showed it perfectly.

Finally, The Farewell is a skit that should not be missed, especially the audience who have a Chinese family background. Lulu Wang managed to make a witty and weighty film. It’s no exaggeration to call The Farewell a study of communication between culture and subjects of Chinese families in China and America.

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Richard Jewell – Synopsis

Richard Jewell is a 2019 drama biography of the United States directed by Clint Eastwood and produced by Tim Moore, Jessica Meier, Kevin Misher, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Davisson, Jonah Hill and Clint Eastwood. The script of this film was written by Billy Ray. The film stars Paul Walter Hauser, Sam Rockwell, Kathy Bates, Jon Hamm and Olivia Wilde.

The film is based on an article published by Vanity Fair in 1997 and tells the life of Richard Jewell (Paul Walter Hauser) during an attack at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. Richard Jewell worked as a security guard at AT&T when he learned of the plan that resulted in the bombing of the Centennial Olympic Park. He later saved the lives of many people after a bomb exploded during the 1996 Summer Olympics. However, the FBI identified him as one of many suspects and caused much slander by reporters and the press. Finally, the FBI cleared his name after 88 days in custody.

There are three important facts that you need to know from this case : Games Online dan Offline

  1. Only one person died – The bomb was placed on construction that is being built for the 1996 Olympic Games, namely at the Centennial Olympic Park. The place is very crowded with many people, especially at night. Richard Jewell found a package containing a bomb, swiftly he immediately emptied the area. However, there are still casualties from the results of the bomb explosion. More than 100 people were injured and only 1 person died.
  2. Richard Jewell is a suspect for 3 months – After the bomb case, the name Richard Jewell was announced as a suspect. Since then, he has been chased by the media and authorities. His house was ransacked and his fingerprints checked as seen on the trailer. In fact, his voice was analyzed because someone called about the threat of the bomb. In October 1996, Jewell officially received a letter that he was cleared of suspect status.
  3. The real bomber was arrested – Although Richard Jewell’s name was clean, it took years for the bomber to be arrested. Eric Rudolph, the perpetrator of the Atlanta bombing, continued his actions at the abortion clinic in 1997 and the lesbian bar in 1998. Then, he was arrested in 2003 and confessed in 2005, that he was the perpetrator of the Atlanta bombing.
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A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood – Synopsis

A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood, a biographical film about Fred Rogers is a Presbyterian minister from Pittsburgh, better known as Mr. Rogers, as preached by The Wrap. He also starred in a children’s show on PBS TV. Mr. Rogers often uses songs and dolls to entertain the children and family who watch.

In 1998, Lloyd Vogel (Matthew Rhys), an Esquire magazine journalist, attended the marriage of his sister, Lorraine (Tammy Blanchard), with his wife, Andrea (Susan Kelechi Watson), and their new-born son, Gavin. During the reception, Lloyd fights with his father, Jerry (Chris Cooper), who mock Lloyd about his family. The next day, Lloyd’s editor assigns him to interview Fred Rogers (Tom Hanks) for a 400-word article about heroes. Lloyd traveled to the WQED studio in Pittsburgh to interview Fred Rogers. In the interview, Fred Rogers rejected his fame and showed concern for Lloyd’s nose injury, knowing about his grudge against his father. Meanwhile, Lloyd rejects Jerry’s apology for attempting to make peace.

Determined to open Fred Rogers’ good personality in acting, Lloyd watched several episodes of Fred Rogers, but could not distinguish anything. Lloyd interviewed Fred Rogers again when he visited New York. In the interview, Fred Rogers avoided Lloyd’s questions and reminisced about raising his two sons, making Lloyd quickly end the interview. Games Online dan Offline Lloyd arrives home and learns that Jerry brought his girlfriend, Dorothy (Wendy Makkena), for a family dinner. Lloyd is angry because Jerry cheated on his mother, Lila (Jessica Hecht), when he was dying of cancer. Lloyd ordered Jerry to leave, but Jerry suffered a heart attack and was taken to the hospital. Lloyd refused to stay in the hospital with other family members. Lloyd returned to Pittsburgh to see Fred Rogers. Lloyd, exhausted, collapsed on the set of the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. Lloyd dreamed of his childhood trauma pressing on him and in his dream, he stumbled into an episode of Fred Rogers’ show about the hospital, found himself wearing rabbit ears and shrunk the size of the characters Daniel Striped Tiger and King Friday XIII, while Fred Rogers and Andrea towered over him . He visited his dying mother, who urged him to release his anger.

Fred Rogers and his wife, Joanne (Maryann Plunkett), bring Lloyd to their home to recuperate. Lloyd and Fred Rogers then went to a restaurant where Fred Rogers asked Lloyd to spend a minute thinking about people who “loved him”, and encouraged him to forgive Jerry. Lloyd apologized to Andrea for leaving him and Gavin in the hospital, then he visited Jerry and Dorothy in their home. He learned that Jerry was dying of a prolonged illness and the reason why Jerry was trying to reconnect with Lloyd. Lloyd forgave Jerry, promised to be a better father to Gavin and to write an article about the impact of Fred Rogers on his life. Lorraine, her husband, Todd (Noah Harpster), and Fred Rogers visit Jerry. Fred Rogers prayed for Jerry before he left. Jerry died shortly after Fred Rogers’ visit and Lloyd’s 10,000-word article, titled “Can You Say … Hero?”, Was published as the cover story of Esquire magazine.

In the middle of the credits, the real Fred Rogers appears on the screen and sings.

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