Malcolm and Marie
Malcolm and Marie is an emotional drama that occurs over the course of one night. Fresh off of Malcolm’s biggest night in the movie industry, the couple finds anything and everything to disagree on. Malcolm forgot to thank Marie, and this ended up causing quite a few battles. The arguments lead to a range of emotional and pointed topics for both characters.
Malcolm and Marie feature two main characters: Malcolm and Marie. Malcolm is a filmmaker, who has just released his newest feature film about the trials and tribulations of a recent drug addict. Malcolm is a passionate man, and is driven for his hopes and dreams, however, this drive ends up pushing those closer to him away. Marie, on the other hand, is Malcom’s current girlfriend. She is the drug addict that Malcolm had drawn his inspiration from. Coming from a different life, Marie is loud and poignant. She has feelings of dissatisfaction within the relationship and is a fighter.
Malcolm and Marie was a very enjoyable movie to watch. As a whole, this movie was very different from anything I have watched in recent times. It was strong, emotionally charged, and had great characters. It was also in black and white, which added to the overall atmosphere to the movie.
Before I get into the positives, I’ll get the negatives out of the way first. First off, the whole movie is pretty much a 2-hour long argument. I know this is a bit of an oversimplification, but the general gist is that Malcom and Marie are constantly fighting the whole film. For those uncomfortable about watching characters argue, this might not be the movie for you.
Now, onto the positives. First off, the argument scenes were very strong and had great characterization. The arguments weren’t there to eat up time and be pointless. Instead, the arguments served to broaden the characters and to show their true desires. The content of the arguments was also well done. Each side presented their own points in a way that was hard to tell who was truly winning during the heat of the moment. The down time during the arguments were also well done, as it gives the viewer enough breathing room to relax before the next climax. Onto the characters, they were well written and acted. They were truly enjoyable to watch and to see how their relationship changes throughout the movie. I also appreciated the black and white. It felt like it added more to the movie and it wouldn’t have felt the same if it were in colour.
Overall, I would highly recommend this movie. It was intense, had good characters, and wonderful dialogue. I would recommend giving it a watch for those who have time.
Wow. That’s all I got. That was something special. Malcolm and Marie is a very curious movie, and I was a little bit worried about what kind of movie we were going to get. It. Is fair to say that this movie blew all expectations out of the water. The characters are superbly written, and they bounce off each other so well. We have 2 characters total and the plot was pretty much non-existent, but the storyline was so strong.
This is one of the most captivating movies I have seen, and I was glued to my screen from start to finish. It is an hour and 45, but it feels shorter. This movie does a really good job of keeping your attention with some intense, emotional conversations. The characters are so well written, that you become emotionally attached quickly. It adds meaning to the different arguments and conversations, and I’m guaranteeing you will have picked your side 10 minutes into the movie, and it might change a couple of times before it’s over.
This movie covers a variety of topics, some pointed and some petty arguments. They are both emotional, as well a comedic at points. This combination of high and lows makes for a captivating and entertaining movie. It feels like a one-act play, with the confined location and limited characters, but I loved the vibe of the movie as a whole. It’s going to make you question certain things, and some of the arguments will make you take a look at your own life.
Zendaya and John Washington are both awesome, and they make this movie. Malcolm and Marie is an entertaining drama that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Fresh on Netflix, go check it out!
After seeing a trailer for this film the final result ended being exactly what I expected that included the good and the bad. The director of this film took many creative approaches to this film that I thought gave this film a unique style and helps it stand out against most modern movies released today. With the whole film being black and white, minimal characters, and one setting this film is very distinct and honestly invokes a strong sense of a play. I felt that both actors did a great job with what they were given and they had such strong chemistry no matter which emotion they were conveying. Malcolm (as played by John David Washington) is a director who just returned from a hit premier of his latest film and he is high on his success and we get to see that he is just generally high on himself with little patience for criticism and can be quite defensive and cruel which I felt Washington conveyed well. Marie (as played by Zendaya) is Malcolm’s girlfriend, a failed actress, and a former drug addict who is angry at Malcolm and proves herself to be quite vicious with her words as we see her attack Malcolm career and personality-wise which for my first time seeing her portray such as character, I thought Zendaya did a great job. I would also like to say that the visuals and cinematography in this film were stunning with some interesting angles in certain scenes and some great perspective moments with the use of characters in the foreground and background. My problems with this film lie in the story department as while some people may view it as high art, I felt like I just watched a filmed argument for an hour and a half. I think it was well done but it just felt like I just watched as two people tore each other apart and went at each other’s insecurities and personal history. Coupled with the fact that these may be two of the most selfish and awful characters I have ever seen in a film that around halfway through I did not care about either of them. For me, this just ended being hard to continue as I felt there wasn’t even progress in their argument and it just felt repetitive and boring to watch by the end.
All in all, this was a mixed bag of a film that has some great visuals and performances but, in the end, I found the premise was lacking. I can’t recommend it, however, if you’re looking for something new on Netflix I would say check it out and see what you think.
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