Posted by on April 18, 2019 9:00 am
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Despite fine performances from Gina Rodriguez and Lakeith Stanfield, the debut film from Jennifer Kaytin Robinson never strays from the genre’s cliches

Someone Great, a new Netflix original comedy written and directed by the first-time film-maker Jennifer Kaytin Robinson, is the kind of movie that’s both undeniably of its time and still curiously rote. At times it plays like an uninterrupted torrent of memes and millennialisms, as though its attention to the parlance and particularities of contemporary urban life might disguise the fact that it’s otherwise a standard, paint-by-the-numbers buddy-romcom, in which three girlfriends – two are on the heels of a breakup; the third has sworn off committed relationships – ring in their sisterhood and their sorrows at a trendy music festival.

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