Screener Squad: The Chaperone

The Chaperone Movie Review


Bradly and Justin are about to bring a little class to the site with the newest movie from Julian Fellows, the writer of Downton Abbey. That should be enough of a litmus test to determine whether you’ll be interested in seeing this movie.

This book adaptation follows a chaperone named Norma (Elizabeth McGovern) who volunteers to escort the legendary flapper girl Louise Brooks (Haley Lu Richardson) to New York in the 1920s to pursue her dance career. Norma, dealing with some trauma from her marriage, strives to keep up her conservative appearance assuming it will make her truly happy. When she meets a German immigrant who has caught her attention, she’ll look deep inside to uncover details of her past to help face an uncertain future. And if that sounds like a slow and stuffy period piece film to you…you’re absolutely right. Justin and Bradly do not see eye to eye on whether it worked or not. Find out who thought the movie had class or was a pain in the…butt. We don’t want to swear. Norma wouldn’t approve!


Directed by: Michael Engler

Starring: Elizabeth McGovern, Haley Lu Richardson, Geza Rohrig

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