Movie Reviews

Mini Reviews: Movies Watched in April

I’ve barely been on the blog for the last week. I was so desperate to avoid spoilers for Avengers: Endgame and Game of Thrones that I had a bit of a technology shut down! As a result, I haven’t done as many full reviews as I normally would, so here’s a quick rundown of what I watched in April and what I thought:


Unicorn Store (2017)

I’ve wanted to see Unicorn Store ever since another blogger wrote about it after it’s festival premiere 2 years ago, so I was giddy when I found out it dropped onto Netflix without any warning in April! It lived up to all my expectations, it was cute, it was weird, it was colourful, and Brie Larson and Samuel L Jackson have the most amazing friendship! Definitely not a movie for everyone but I honestly feel like I was the target audience for it.


Baby Mama (2008)

Straight after watching Unicorn Store I spotted the poster for Baby Mama on Netflix. A movie starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler about motherhood that I hadn’t seen yet or even heard of?! Sign me up! It wasn’t the greatest comedy out there by a long shot but you can always count on these leading ladies to make you laugh. I’m still kind of kicking myself for not seeing the obvious twists coming, though.


Cam (2018)

You can put Cam straight onto a list of movies you should never watch on public transport! I’m so glad my husband was too engrossed in his game to pay much attention to what I was doing because he straight up would have thought I was watching porn. This movie was quite a surprise though. I wish there was a better explanation for it all at the end but if you’re a fan of Black Mirror this movie was made for you.


Someone Great (2019)

This was one of those ‘Oh let’s see what’s new on Netflix, that looks like some trashy fun’ kind of movie picks. Jane the Virgin broke up with her boyfriend, she’s leaving town soon and her best buds get together for one last time. It was fun enough but everything about it screamed ‘Millennial’ and as one myself I couldn’t tell if it was trying to appeal to me or take the piss out of me.


Step Brothers (2008)

So last month I ignored everyone and watched Holmes & Watson, and it was just as terrible as you all said. It brought up memories of Step Brothers though, a movie I haven’t seen in 10 years, and I couldn’t remember any of it. It wasn’t the legendary comedy I thought it was back in its day but it was a lot of fun and reminded me that Will Ferrel doesn’t always do awful movies.

Of course, I did still do a few full reviews in April, and if you missed any you can find them here:

Dumbo (2019)
Life Itself (2018)
Pet Sematary (2019)
Missing Link (2019)
Frank & Lola (2016)
I, Daniel Blake (2016)
Heat (1995)
Escape Room (2019)


18 thoughts on “Mini Reviews: Movies Watched in April

  1. I love Unicorn Store! I really want to see Cam, I plan on watching it once I finish my Netflix queue challenge because I don’t need to add anything more to it lol


  2. I thought the same about ‘Someone Great’. I think if it didn’t have such a fantastic cast, and if I didn’t adore Gina Rodriguez, I would of either had it on in the background and end up looking at my phone, or not even bothered to watch it in the first place. But the cast makes me love the film… Especially since I’ve seen alot of interviews with the 3 of them. Such great chemistry x


  3. Oh I love baby mama! and stepbrothers. not brilliant movies by any means, but sort of fun to just put on and watch when you need something light and mindless. I keep meaning to watch Unicorn Store! I need to just sit down and do it already.


  4. Will Ferrell really needs to do better films. Yeah, he seems to be off his game and do stuff that’s just mediocre. If he continues this route, he’ll end up like Adam Sandler and Johnny Depp in their derp-de-derp films they’ve been doing for some years or Tom Cruise in his BLAH-BUM-BLAH-BUM movies that he does.


  5. So glad you enjoyed Cam. That was quite the pleasant surprise because i thought it was going to be terrible, but turned out to be a really solid flick.

    I don’t care for Baby Mama. Didn’t work for me.

    Someone Great was meh.

    I like, but don’t love Step Brothers.

    Still need to see Unicorn Store.


  6. Cam was really good except for stupid ending. But the film had such a cool cinematography and indeed it feel like Black Mirror episode. One of the better Netflix movies I watched


  7. Nice reviews! Samuel L Jackson is the fairy godfather we always needed and deserved. He was great in Unicorn Store. I’ve heard a lot about Someone Great. I’ll have to check it out. πŸ™‚


  8. Wow, I’ve never seen any of these, but your review make me want to! Aside from Avengers, I haven’t seen many good movies lately though–I’m holding out for John Wick 3:-)


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