Unicorn Store: Brie Larson is a steely candy confection

 In Comedy, Drama, Everything, Good, Woman Director, Woman Writer

The review:

Unicorn Store is Brie Larson’s directorial debut, and much like Chris Evans’ directorial debut, it’s fine way to pass the time. Larson walks the line between steely and fantastical and Samuel L. Jackson looks like he is having a lot of fun. It’s also required viewing for people who are fans of whimsical costuming as it is packed full of candy-colored couture.

The verdict: Good

Cost: Netflix monthly rental fee ($8.99)
Where watched: at home

Consider also watching*:

  • Other Avengers with directorial debuts**:
    • Before We Go (Metascore 31, Chris Evans)
    • Sympathy for Deliciousness (Metascore 44, Mark Ruffalo)
    • Miles Ahead (Metascore 64, Don Cheadle)
    • Shelter (Metascore 43, Paul Bettany)
    • Of note: the Metascore for The Unicorn store is 45.

The caveats:

*Note that I can only vouch for the film I’ve watched. Report back to me if you have something to stay about the others.
**That would make a fun bar trivia question. Which of the Avengers have directed movies? Of course, you would have to define who the Avengers are.

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