Selected review

It’s hard to pin point exactly what makes this movie so good. It’s an all-around “movie” movie. I think it can be called a buddy comedy because it is about two best friends who are also movers. It’s about their day-to-day, their families and their relationships. They’re both from the underclass of Oakland, and one of them is black, the other is white. And that’s where it stops being a comedy and becomes a more hard-hitting film. It illustrates gentrification better than any other movie I’ve ever seen. It has relevant and striking commentary on the main characters’ race, upbringing, and identity. But at the end of the day, it has a great plot, and for the most part it’s an easy-flowing movie. It’s half entertainment, half social commentary, and both parts are equally well-done. It’s like movie unicorn, and it’s perfection. One of the two friends is played by Daveed Diggs, who you might know from Hamilton.

Review by Staff.

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  • Details

    • Starring

      Daveed Diggs, Janina Gavankar, Rafael Casal
    • To Watch When

    • Genre

      Drama
    • Sub-genres

    • Directed by

      Carlos López Estrada
    • Written by

      Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal
    • Rating

      R
    • Language

      English

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