Where'd You Go, Bernadette
First screened in August 2019 / Most recently screened in September 2019
Director: Richard Linklater. Cast: Cate Blanchett, Emma Nelson, Billy Crudup, Kristen Wiig, Zoe Chao, Judy Greer, Troian Bellisario, Laurence Fishburne, Kate Burton, James Urbaniak, Megan Mullally, Steve Zahn, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, Kate Easton, Claudia Doumit, Katelyn Statton. Screenplay: Richard Linklater & Holly Gent & Vincent Palmo, Jr. (based on the novel by Maria Semple). Twitter Capsule:
Flashes of promise, but major problems inhere at the script level. Acting, directing none too confident.
This kind of storyline, especially with this kind of protagonist, is increasingly rare in U.S. movies. Intriguing, no matter how mishandled.