72 Productions, Rincon Entertainment,
Kathryn Hahn, Juno Temple, Josh Radnor, Jane Lynch, Annie Mumolo, Jessica St. Clair, Michaela Watkins, Suzy Nakamura, John Kapelos, Keegan Michael Key
Rachel (Kathryn Hahn) is a bored middle aged housewife. She’s looking for some meaning in life when she by chance meets a young stripper named McKenna (Juno Temple). She is oddly attracted to her and the exciting life she leads, so she invites her to stay with their family. As she gets more and more seduced by the wild life, it appears her whole family may be at jeopardy. While tension builds between each of the parties, McKenna tries to teach Rachel to simply be true to herself.
This was not a very good film. It sounded like a decent proposition, but it was badly played. I think McKenna, the carefree and helpless stripper girl is probably the most likeable person in the film. Rachel is a spoiled whiny and annoying pain, and her husband is a goofball. Everyone is out for themselves, and there isn’t really a redeeming quality to the story in the least. Be true to yourself is another way of saying, don’t worry about anything else, but do what feels good to you. Life isn’t like that. We make commitments, have responsibilities, and there is a lot more to life than just playing and having fun. Rachel needs a good crack in the head and some advice to grow up and act like an adult. We don’t ever get to see that here. Characters that aren’t likeable, a story that seems to meander along from place to place without a point, and some really mediocre acting make for a rather dull story. I just didn’t get this movie, and it’s not one I would highly recommend. I feel it was a missed opportunity.
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