Palm Springs is Cool and Refreshing
Directed by Max Barbakow
Written by Andy Siara
While it’s Andy Samberg* who gets this movie started, it’s the delightful performance of Cristin Milioti** that pushes this comedy into a fully rounded film that is something more than a funny romp through a wedding. The relationship between the two leads is the joy of the film, with a little J.K. Simmons as a disgruntled wedding guest sprinkled in for bonus fun. I went in knowing nothing, pulled the boyfriend in to watch it at J.K. Simmons’ first appearance, and greatly enjoyed myself.***
The verdict: Recommended
Cost: Hulu subscription (with Disney+ $12.99/month)
Where watched: at home, with Matt who also enjoyed it.
Consider also watching:
- Run Lola Run (Drama, not comedy)
- The Truman Show
- Groundhog Day
- Source Code (Drama, not comedy)
*I am mostly familiar with him through his comedy pieces like Pop Star: Never Stop Never Stopping
**I enjoyed her in It Had to Be You, and am hoping I get to see more than her. So far she seems to have shown up on TV series.
**That said, this isn’t a cinematic masterpiece. It’s a solid film. Don’t go in with your expectations set too high.
- How would you have spent that day?
- Shall we discuss the dinosaurs?
Favorite IMDB trivia item:
Palm Springs broke the record for most-viewed Hulu release in its first weekend on the streaming service.
Other reviews of Palm Springs:
- Selome Hailu, Austin Chronicle
- Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press