There's laughter and tears in OTHER PEOPLE plus a terrific, touching performance from Molly Shannon. She's a revelation.
THE FOUNDER. Man, I really liked this movie a lot. You wouldn't think that the story about McDonald's would make for an interesting movie, but it does. Yes, the burger chain. Michael Keaton is at the top of his game as THE FOUNDER. He plays Ray Kroc, the struggling salesman who rose to become one of the country's most successful businessman as head of the McDonald's corporation. Keaton was a Best Actor Oscar nominee for BIRDMAN. The film won the Oscar for Best Picture of 2014. Keaton followed that with another fine dramatic performance. He played a Boston newspaperman in the true story, SPOTLIGHT, and that film won the Oscar for Best Picture of 2015. He's very good in THE FOUNDER, another film that came out in 2016. I found it on Netflix. It hooked me right away because it's a brisk biopic that becomes somewhat of a cautionary tale.
THE FOUNDER is worth a look on Netflix. Especially if you're a Michael Keaton fan.
Shirley MacLaine and Jessica Lange are a hoot in WILD OATS. This comedy is only about 90 minutes long and it was supposed to get a theatrical release, according to MacLaine. But something financially shady happened with the film company, reportedly. I think it even took a long time for the two stars to get paid. If they did. WILD OATS aired on Lifetime instead of playing at a cineplex near you in 2016. It's now on Netflix. It should've been released theatrically. I've gone to theaters and had to sit through Adam Sandler or Jennifer Aniston comedies that were so bad they made me want to kick puppies on my way home from the theater. WILD OATS may not be a great classic comedy, but it sure is one fun pastime. And both ladies look good in it.
I love that both ladies got some romantic action while on their international holiday. Shirley MacLaine and Jessica Lange make a very cool screen team. On a weekend, get some festive beverages and food and enjoy WILD OATS.