Maybe things haven’t been so good at work in the past few days. Or, who knows, your family is having problems. It could be that you are worried about a relationship with someone you like or a friend who is not doing well. Anyway, whatever worries you have, take some time to forget about it. Take care of your mental health and try to put aside your worries even for a few hours. Bula Magazine brings to you a list of relaxing and fun movies that will lift your mood when gravity is pulling you down. Highlights for “Aziz Ansari: Nightclub Comedians”, 2022 by Aziz Ansari; Tyler Perry’s 2022 Medea Returns; and “Table for Four”, from 2022, by Alessio Maria Federici. The titles are organized by year of release and do not follow classification criteria.
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Aziz Ansari: Nightclub Comedian (2022), Aziz Ansari
On an ordinary night at The Comedy Cellar in New York, the public is shocked by the presence of the comedian, who now lives in seclusion, Aziz Ansari. The recording was made in December 2021, when despite vaccination, a wave of Covid-19 omicrons spread widely and rapidly across the city. So maybe leaving the house isn’t the best decision. Aziz, who now lives in London after being embroiled in a sexual assault scandal, appears surprised at the comedy club at the pandemic, denials, cancellations, and hard-to-swallow truths about the current generation.
Medea: Returns (2022), Tyler Perry
Medea’s great-grandson will graduate from college and the event promises to bring the whole family together again. Madea prepares the house to receive all her relatives, who will soon be in town for the ceremony. However, secrets emanating from the dark threaten the peace of the family. While everyone’s happiness is in danger, Madiya has no patience for drama.
Table for Four (2022), Alessio Maria Federicic
Luca and Sara cook lunch for their friends. When Luca’s guests, Dario and Matteo, arrive too early, the couple decide to reveal some information about Sarah’s classmates. Giulia will be a confident and charming mathematician, while Chiara will be a friendly and easy-going girl. Luca’s friends believe that the couple is trying to mislead them, but Luca and Sara deny it. They then begin a conversation about the four possible outcomes of the encounter.
The Pirates: In Search of the Lost Treasure (2022), Jeong-hoom Kim
In the 14th century, during the Joseon Dynasty, the ship’s captain Ha-rang finds a treasure map that was taken from the royal palace and lost at sea. Also on board is a group of bandits led by Wu-mu-chi, the self-styled greatest swordsman in Goryeo. They form an incredible alliance to find the lost treasure and the criminals plan to take control of the Hy-Rang ship. The journey is full of deceit, setbacks and riots.
The Hart Team (2022), Charles Kinnan and Danielle Kinane
Professional football coach Sean Payton is on administrative leave during an investigation into the National Football League, NFL. He uses his free time to visit his son, who lives in Connor, a small town in Texas. In the beginning, your plan is to stay for a few days only. As Sean begins to take an interest in Connor’s high school football team, the Warriors, the stay lingers. He agrees to help train the young athletes, but Connor is a little resistant to his father’s sudden appearance. What happens when Sean is allowed to return to work? Will he leave again?
Moxie: When Girls Fight (2021), Amy Poehler
Shy 16-year-old Vivian goes unnoticed at her school, where boys publish an annual list in which they rate girls according to physical characteristics. When she sees new student Lucy being harassed by Michelle Wilson, seen as a leader among the boys at school, she is faced with analyzing the sexist behavior of the school environment. Realizing that all female students only tolerate the unacceptable behavior of male colleagues, she decides to publish a zine with complaints.
A Nest for Two (2021), Theodore Melfi
Lily and Jack Maynard are facing difficulties after suffering heavy losses. Jack faces family problems alone while Lily deals with her guilt. Lily’s troubles are compounded when a little bird, who has made a nest in her backyard, begins to harass and attack her. Comically obsessed with getting rid of the bird, Lily seeks help from Larry, a quirky psychologist turned vet. This will help you explore, identify and face your own issues.
Tomorrow (2019), Danny Boyle
Jack is a musician who struggles for success. He plays in cafes and sidewalks and is managed by his childhood friend Ellie. Jack lives in Suffolk with his parents and is ready to throw in the towel, giving up on his failing career. One night, there is a 12-second blackout across the planet and Jack is hit by a bus. Then he awakens in a world that has never heard of The Beatles. There is no trace of the band anywhere. When Jack starts playing songs like “Imagine” and “Back in the USSR”, people are shocked by the power of the lyrics and the melodies.
Dumplin’ (2018), Anne Fletcher
Willodyne is a plus-size teenager who lives under the shadow of her mother, Rosie, a former miss. Rosie keeps herself busy in organizing such contests and doesn’t find much time for her daughter. Tired of being abandoned, Vilodin and his best friend Ellen decide to take part in a contest promoted by Rosie as a form of protest. Inspired by Vilodine, other girls who are not considered the beauty standard for these events decide to sign up as an expression.
Stan and Ollie (2018), John S. beardo
Legendary comedians Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, better known as “Fat and Skinny”, are filming the 1937 comedy “A Fight for Laughs”. Stan tries to argue for a better deal, but fails. Years later, in 1953, the comedian is already old and now performs shows on his own. They go on a tour of the UK and Ireland in hopes of securing funding for their new film, “Robin Hod”. With few attendees at their first performance, the crowd soon begins to show up after some publicity. When the two do not find enough financial resources to pay for the film, the two start fighting. Is this the end of “O Gordo a o Magro”?