Movie Reviews - Adrianne

Movie Review: Someone Great (NETFLIX)

someone greatHelloo lovelies, coming at you a little later than anticipated, but alas sometimes work cannot be left at the office (especially this close to the end of the month). With that being said, I’m also comin’ at you with a little movie review.

I heard about his feel good friend movie from one of my co-workers who, like me (and probably many of us) likes to binge watch Netflix when we’re not working or reading. Anyway, I had to give this movie a shot. Here’s my little summary Someone Great:

Basically we follow Jenny (Gina Rodriguez) a girl living in New York City who has just gotten her dream job at Rolling Stones, the catch? She has to uproot her life and move to California, leaving her best friends Blair (Brittany Snow) and Erin (DeWanda Wise) and the love of her life Nate (LaKeith Stanfield) behind. We pick up her story on the night of her breakup with Nate and she spirals…just a little bit. In swoop her besties, essentially humoring Jenny’s desire for one last wild night at Neon Classic (a sort of underground concert series), cue some funny, moving, and eye opening moments for all of the girls.

Honestly, this movie was good. I love watching feel good friend-centered movies when I’m having a bad day and this was one of those. I can’t really say it stood up to something like Isn’t it Romantic or How to Be Single, but it hit all the right buttons for me. I really enjoyed that we not only got to see Jenny come to terms with her failed relationship, but we also see Erin coming to terms that she’s not getting any younger and she needs to “grow up” and Blair admitting that her relationship just isn’t what she’d hoped it would be.

It was pretty easy to relate to the overall message of the story: Relationships and your twenties end, but neither means that it’s the end of the world. I know we sometimes wish we could remain young and wild and free, but there’s something wonderful about growing up and facing what life has to throw at you, even if you have no idea what the may be and you’re a little terrified of it. In this film we see all of the characters coming to terms with this message and, not so surprisingly, bringing out the best in each other in the end.

There was one quote that really stuck with me from this whole movie and it came from Jenny’s former college crush, Matt (Peter Vack) and it goes something like: “You’ve been blessed with a broken heart, when it doesn’t hurt anymore that’s when it’s really over, live in this as long as you can.” Admittedly this lovely quote comes closer to the end of the movie, but it struck a cord with me. I take it to mean that the real things hurt the most when they’re over, but that hurt is kind of a reminder that those feelings were real? That made far more sense in my head.

Overall, what I’m trying to say is that Jenny, Erin, and Blair are three different women who are experiencing their twenties in their own way, but in the end they all bring out the best in each other and what what’s best for their girls. They sort of remind me of my friends? But I see me and my girls in most of these rom-com/friendship movies.

Have you guys seen this movie? What did you think?


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