On the Rocks ★★★

(** NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL 2020 : FILM #6 **)

The one everyone was waiting for.

Bill Murray is really the standout here, as he's given the most and arguably the best material to work with.

The screenplay is pretty generic. There are a few scenes that feel extremely dull and the film feels longer than its runtime.

As with all Sofia Coppola movies, it looks great.

I don't know. You could argue this is the most disappointing movie of the festival (so far?) just because of how high the bar was. But this movie reads just like the trailer. Straight forward. And don't get me wrong, it's still a cute little movie! But it had the potential to be great.

I'll definitely end up watching it again when it hits Apple TV+ next month and see how I feel about it then.

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