Nappily Ever After (2018)
October 2, 2018 7:54 PM - Subscribe

Netflix has been promoting this movie at me pretty relentlessly since I've watched their other recent rom-coms (Set It Up, To All The Boys I've Loved Before, Sierra Burgess Is A Loser) - I'd been waiting to see if any review sites were picking up on it, but, I decided to give it a shot tonight and really liked it. Great cast, good soundtrack, and I agree with the review that it's more of a coming-of-age story than a romance.

(Also, I was tickled to recognize the gorgeous topiary of the Atlanta Botanical Garden's 'green lady' during the date scene)
posted by oh yeah! at 8:12 PM on October 2, 2018 [1 favorite]

The soundtrack is great, it's on spotify. I really liked some of the overhead shots they used like in the swimming pool, and all the bright but not saturated colors.

The mirror scene was one single take. I watched it in silence, trying not to cry and ended up ugly-bawling.

I really liked how much of it (for a light film!) was about parents and children, being a daughter and then her stepping up for the little girl, and staying there even later on.
posted by dorothyisunderwood at 3:55 AM on October 3, 2018 [1 favorite]

Watched this last night when I needed something happy and not centered on white men, and it was great! I cried at the swimming pool scene at the party near the end.
posted by aka burlap at 12:29 PM on October 7, 2018

Really liked this. One thing though, avoid the trailer. It gives away most of the plot. Please, trailer makers, stop doing that!
posted by mirthe at 1:31 AM on October 19, 2018

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