Before reading this, queue up Netflix and go watch The Forty-Year-Old Version. So far, it is the funniest movie of the year. It wasn’t even on my radar. My girlfriend was like, “Hey bae let’s watch this.” Being that I pick the majority of features I obliged. I must say, I’m happy I did because this one is a winner!
The film is written, directed, and headlined by Radha Blank. Its a story of a struggling playwright who decides to pursue a career as a music artist. That’s only half of it though. Somehow she was able to find a perfect balance of outrageous hilarity and heartfelt drama. The cast is small but fully realized. Each supporting character has screen time to flourish.
I still can’t believe how many times this movie made me holler. I missed some jokes and had to rewind. The main character, Radha made me think of Issa from Insecure. She’s super awkward, clever, and full of conflict. It was very entertaining to see her range. I give The Forty-Year-Old Version an 8.5 out of 10.