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The Forty-Year-Old Version (2020)The Forty-Year-Old Version (2020)

The Forty-Year-Old Version (2020)

A fun New York comedy about the pressure of unreached goals

Comedy, Drama, Music

best
THE VERY BEST

8.2

movie

United States of America

English, Turkish

Feel-Good, Funny, Uplifting

2020

Female director, Radha Blank

Antonio Ortiz, Ashlee Brian, Haskiri Velazquez

123 min

Synopsis

Desperate for a breakthrough as she nears the big 4-0, struggling New York City playwright Radha finds inspiration by reinventing herself as a rapper.

Our Take

8.2
Bilal Zouheir

This fun comedy-drama is about a New York playwright called Radha who never hit big. When she turns 40, she decides to reinvent herself as RadhaMUSPrime, a rapper.

And it’s all a personal affair: Radha Blank plays the main character (named after herself) and is also the writer, director, and producer.

The story is about rap and theater, but being so connected to reality, it feels like it’s about Blank making the movie itself. Its very existence feels like a triumph against the pressure of age, the misunderstanding of others, and the weight of unreached goals.

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