With so many films coming out in theatres and streaming, it’s hard to get to everything when it’s released. So here’s our rapid-fire review of Unicorn Store.


DIRECTED BY: Brie Larson
WRITTEN BY: Samantha McIntyre
STARRING: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson and Bradley Whitford

SYNOPSIS: A woman named Kit receives a mysterious invitation that would fulfill her childhood dreams. (IMDB)


FULL REVIEW: CONTAINS SPOILERS


VERDICT

Unicorn Store is a bland, nonsensical dramedy that rides the line where it is neither grounded nor fantastical enough to make its mark. The premise is peculiar and tackles the themes of millennial dreamers living in a Baby Boomer world. The deadpan performances are enjoyable thanks to a charismatic cast and the direction shows an intricate eye for detail. Unfortunately, the messy storyline finds itself void of satire or sincerity as the lead character comes across as bratty and believes the world owes her. It may have a decent cast and strong, underlying themes, these aspects are lost by a messy, dull and pointless plot.

★★★★½☆☆☆☆☆ 4.5/10 – Consider

What did you think of Unicorn Store? Let me know in the comments!

If you liked this, check out my other reviews. I also write for keithlovesmovies.com and post video reviews on my YouTube channel The Film Fanatic where we post other content like countdown videos, movie recommendations, script analyses and more. Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter and like me on Facebook, and until next time Fanatics, keep it reel.

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