LUCKIEST GIRL ALIVE MOVIE REVIEW
A three leaf clover embodied on two fuzzy dice made from fur of a lucky rabbit’s foot aint got nothing on Ani Fanelli! She’s the Luckiest Girl Alive in the Netflix thriller adapted from Jessica Knoll’s best seller of the same name. Ani (Mila Kunis) is just 6 weeks out from exchanging I do’s with successful dream boat finance Luke Harrison (Finn Wittrock). Whether he’s denouncing carbs to keep a perfect figure or writing her magazine’s number one article about erotic intimacy, Ani’s presence is proof that a girl can have it all and have it all together. That is until Aaron Wickersham (Dalmar Abuzeid) requests that Ani join his tell all documentary about a tragedy that took place at her private school many years ago. Young Ani (Chiara Aurelia) was not so lucky. Trigger warning people, this is in fact a film about sexual violence and mass shootings. Ani will have to decide whether to tell her story and expose her future to scrutiny from the worst kinds of people or remain silent. Rose, T.C. and Bradly discuss the difficult process of adaptation, pine for Mila Kunis and her provocative performance, and say Boo to Netflix and it’s lack of heads up regarding all the rape scenes.
DIRECTED BY: Mike Barker
STARRING: Mila Kunis, Chiara Aurelia, Finn Wittrock, Scoot McNairy, Justine Lupe, Thomas Barbusca, Alex Barone, Carson MacCormac, Dalmar Abuzeid, Isaac Kragten, Gage Munroe, Jennifer Beals, Connie Britton, Nicole Huff, Alexandra Beaton
Bradly Martin (Screener Squad, Eye on the Prize, Breakfast Pub)
Bradly Martin was born in the united states and grew up on a healthy diet of sports, films, and books. A rather shy lad who kept to himself, Bradly soon discovered the best way to know a person was to know what people liked. Throughout the years Bradly became a fan of many things and a fanatic of none. From Doctor Dre, to Doctor Strange and the who’s who of Whos. From Playstation to the Dreamcast and Marvel to DC. From LeBron James to James Bond and Lord of the Rings to Lord Palmerston (or Pitt the Elder if you agree with Wade Boggs) and is a huge fan of dad jokes and randomly obscure Simpsons references. Armed with a vast knowledge of comics, films, and pop culture. Bradly traveled the world making friends and sharing takes. As a young man Bradly married the love of his life young and grew older every year with each new child brought into the brood. If trends continue, Scientists predict that .2% of Canada (where Bradly and family reside) will be populated by Bradly’s children by the year 2029. You can hear him leading and listening to his favorite critics on the Screener Squad and Eye on the prize and maybe even provide some comments of his own.
Rose Mattox (Screener Squad)
Originally hailing from Austin then Houston, Rose has been an avid movie and TV fanatic pretty much since birth. She spends spending her days watching Star Trek reruns, 60’s spy fiction, and Audrey Hepburn movies with her beloved minion (see: dog Riley). She also occasionally dabbles in comedy, screenwriting, as well as graphic and interior design. Rose has been contributing to One of Us since 2019 as a member of the Screener Squad, as well as making regular appearances on Eye on the Prize during awards season. She can be found on Twitter at @nightattheopera.
T.C. De Witt (Screener Squad)
T.C. De Witt is a multi-awarded writer/director originally from Wisconsin and now based in Los Angeles. His life has been devoted to the arts since he was a child. He’s been a stage performer, playwright, stand-up comic, film and television actor, radio DJ, podcaster published author, recorded musician, and comic writer/illustrator. He is now a professional screenwriter and has been thriving for the past decade, regularly offering his talents to production studios in LA, Chicago, Milwaukee, and internationally in Sydney and Poland. He’s provided content for Amazon Prime, Netflix, and several YouTube partners. His films have screened internationally, and his stageplays have been performed across the country. In the last ten years, he has directed 57 films, 23 episodes of his series The One Minute Rewatch, 300+ episodes of podcasts, and his multi-award-winning short film Screen: Righter screened at the Festival de Cannes in 2016. He has released two feature films, The Princess Knight and A Christmas Sunset. He thrives on collaboration and the thrill of sharing stories in all forms.
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