Nine Perfect Strangers

Nine Perfect Strangers ★★½

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This review may contain spoilers.

* Preview - Another David E. Kelly show with strong acting talent and is reunited with superstar Nicole Kidman. The duo were both vital in HBO’s Big Little Lies and The Undoing which I enjoyed tremendously. Strong supporting cast with Melissa McCarthy, Regina Hall, Michael Shannon and Samara Weaving. I do enjoy this credit introduction video with a solid song choice and trippy visuals and vibes.

One of the most strange shows I have seen recently. Nicole Kidman as the shaman with a bad Russian accent while hosting a great supporting cast. It becomes a drug induced journey of discovery for all of those inside. Lots of great shots of smoothie making. A couple twists that worked and I didn’t see coming. This may have benefited from a quicker release than the slow weekly drip we got. The ending was a bit anti-climatic. The highlights for me was Michael Shannon and this family’s storyline, Bobby Cannavale and Luke Evans characters were the other interesting parts for me. The Melvin Gregg and Samara Weaving characters were undercooked and not given enough screen time. Melissa McCarthy was hit or miss for large portions and her romantic relationship and what that brings out of her was the rewarding part of her character. I enjoyed watching this week to week but never fell in love. If you like the cast and David E. Kelly than this is def worth a watch. 2 1/2 stars