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Highly Suspect Reviews: The Kitchen

The Kitchen Movie Review


Based on the Vertigo comic book series, The Kitchen follows three women as they try to make ends meet in 70s Hell’s Kitchen NYC after their husbands go to jail for robbery. It becomes apparent quickly that the Irish Mob boss who is supposed to be looking out for them couldn’t care less, is bad at his job, and in general, is a real asshole. So, they do it for themselves, stepping on his territory of protection of local businesses and being much better at it. Of course, this success is almost immediately met with anger, derision, and threats of violence. But these ladies are doing it for themselves and proving that anything a male mobster can do, they can do it better. Of course, that doesn’t mean the film does it right. Chris, Alan, Beau, and Marco have some very different thoughts on the film so listen to their review to hear the schism.


DIRECTED BY: Andrea Berloff

STARRING: Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, Elisabeth Moss, Domhnall Gleeson, James Badge Dale, Brian d’Arcy James, Margo Martindale, Common, Bill Camp, Jeremy Bobb, Annabella Sciorra, E.J. Bonilla, James Ciccone, John Sharian, Stephen Singer, Brandon Uranowitz

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