Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar

Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar ★★★½

Sometimes you just need to watch something silly, and this certainly checked that box. It's an acid trip of a movie where you never know what is going to happen next, and then it takes a wilder curveball that leaves you to think 'well the past 30+ min. exceeded any I could think of, so sure." But by the end, when all of the hijinks are over, the story as a whole between Barb and Star's relationship (they're at least bi for sure), Jamie Dornan singing on a beach to seagulls, and Sharon's whole killer mosquito plan is well-rounded and emotionally satisfying. It might look and act liked Wiig an Mumolo enjoyed a Sunken Treasure drug-laced drink while writing the screenplay, but it's got a seashell heart of gold. The only thing missing is Trish's origin story, which I need ASAP.

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