I don't know if I loved the send-up of white guilt culture or the writing business more. Definitely one of my favorites of the year and even more as a film that wasn't on my radar until I put it on.
I haven't lost faith in Please Don't Destroy to bring me incredibly funny comedy sketches, but it does feel like they mostly phoned this one in.
I totally get that it looks like PIXAR is moving away from universally relatable stories and entering into more personalized ones. This means that their offerings will inevitably become more polarizing as far as how they land. For me, Turning Red didn't land--and that's completely fine. Not every movie has to be made for me.
Maybe it just caught me on the right night or maybe I just haven't gotten a lot of sleep lately so I was loopy, but this film hit all the right notes for me. The comedy was clever and given time and it came across as more thoughtful than many of the comedies I have seen lately.
I was cry laughing at one point. Jesse Plemons just keeps impressing me.