Lucky Grandma ★★★½

I already loved the movie as soon as it started. What an interesting way to begin a movie, and it helps use the "show, don't tell" rule, but at the same time, does tell. What I'm saying is, already at the start, this movie is unique and interesting.

Apparently, the director, Sasie Sealy (cool name, by the way), before doing this, only did children's content which surprises me, considering how dark this movie gets. I like its use of little dialogue, not in a way like 2001; this is much too fun, though like I said, gets very out there sometimes (hence, dark comedy). It deals with death in a family, gambling, and even gang violence, and I think Sealy absolutely nailed at making all of those things fit within a tight 87 minute runtime. Talk about trimming fat. If the movie were a person, it would be Chris Traeger, but if he were an immense chainsmoker.

Sealy has an amazing style, and I got so much joy out of watching this. I'm sorry if this review comes off as a 5-year-old talking about a Spider-Man movie, because of all the incoherent ramblings, but I adore it. It's a shame there's no way to see this in theaters, though I'm glad I even saw it at all. Luckily, I saw an ad for it, and I thought it looked interesting, so I gave it a go, and boy, am I glad I did. Once again, sorry about the incoherent bla-bla-bla I'm spewing at you, but... well, just watch the movie.

I will say, sometimes, it looks like a TV movie. In other words, the cinematography was quite flat at times and it kind of took me out of this high chair of suspense and I remembered I was watching a movie. That, of course, doesn't take away from the shots that were absolutely gorgeous, or at least amazing and interesting. Interesting seems to be the word of the day, but it really is the best way to describe this little bundle of joy. Lol

Hey, did I mention I love the soundtrack?