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Highly Suspect Reviews: Where’d You Go, Bernadette?

Where'd You Go, Bernadette? Movie Review


While they may not be always high-profile releases, director/writer Richard Linklater all but always puts out thought-provoking and funny movies that generally have great casts. This adaptation of the 2012 novel of the same name is no exception. Here, Cate Blanchett plays Bernadette, and although she doesn’t actually go anywhere till near the third act (despite what the trailers might lead you to believe) she plays a wonderfully watchable misanthrope of a person. Once a legendary architect, since having a child with her husband (Billy Crudup) she has retired into practical agoraphobia in her huge crumbling house, happy to spend time with her daughter and talk smack about anyone else she reluctantly has to encounter. But she gets a big wake-up call and decided to pursue a calling far, far, away. All without telling her family. Check out Chris, Frank, and Alan’s review.


DIRECTED BY: Richard Linklater

STARRING: Cate Blanchett, Billy Crudup, Emma Nelson, Kristen Wiig, James Urbaniak, Judy Greer, Troian Bellisario, Zoë Chao, Laurence Fishburne, Claudia Doumit, Steve Zahn, Megan Mullally, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson

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