For all its outsized goofiness and latter day Simpsons jackassery, it manages to stay pretty consistently funny and, as always, politically and culturally prescient. But if it does anything that recalls the show at its best, it’s Marge’s farewell video to Homer. Julie Kavner’s excellent straightforward but heartbreaking performance there carries the weight of the years of pig crap that Marge has had to put up with from Homer. Before we can root for Homer’s redemption, we need to see him at this low that makes the full extent of his cartoon crappiness actually matter.
I'M IN A MOVIE HOLY SHIT. AND IT'S THIS ONE, A SIGNIFICANT PICTURE THAT SERVES AS A RAZOR-SHARP AND FUNNY SNAPSHOT OF THE STATE OF AFFAIRS SURROUNDING RACE IN AMERICA TODAY. THIS IS A MOVIE THAT INVARIABLY STARTS A THOUGHT-PROVOKING CONVERSATION, AND WRITER/DIRECTOR JUSTIN SIMIEN, AS WELL AS ALL FOUR LEADS, HAVE BRIGHT FUTURES AHEAD OF THEM. AND I WORKED ON IT. AND I'M FUCKING IN IT. HOLY SHIT.