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Queen Bees

Oh man, this is kinda annoying. I mean, the soundtrack. “Dum dum, dum? Dum dum dum dum? Dum dum, dum? Dum dum dum dum?”

This looks like an early digital movie? The white bits are all blown out and haloing. Was it filmed on a Canon EOS from 2005?

Or it might be the Amazon Prime streaming that’s … “optimised”…

There’s so many familiar-looking actors here…

Oooh! OK, now the movie’s looking more promising.

Is that… James Caan? I think it is.

I assumed that this was gonna turn into a road movie or something, but it’s just set in this retirement home?

I like the performances. Especially Jane Curtin — she’s brilliant here. But it’s just not that funny. They do all the set pieces, like dancing in the bedroom, and getting high, etc… but it’s just not sizzling like it should.

Instead it’s just kinda sorta amiable.

I feel bad that I didn’t like this more.

Queen Bees. Michael Lembeck. 2021.

This post is part of the Queer Cinema blog series.

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