Someone Great Review: Gina Rodriguez Is Great, but the Movie Is Not

TVGuide.com | 4/18/2019 | Jordan Hoffman
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There have been times, I'm sure, when you've gone out with your friends and you are feeling free and loud and can't stop laughing and screaming inside jokes at one another. And you may be thinking, "Wow, I am on cloud nine, but I wonder if the other people in this diner are getting annoyed?"

Watching Jennifer Kaytin Robinson's debut film Someone Great, a meandering saga where three gals on the cusp of 30 romp around Manhattan and shriek memes at each other, I very much felt like I was sitting in that diner, just trying to eat my tuna fish sandwich in peace.

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Jenny (Gina Rodriguez) is a New York-based music journalist madly in love with the very handsome Nate (Lakeith Stanfield), and you've never seen a happier couple. Oh, wait, that scene, where they joke around with Jenny's two besties Erin (DeWanda Wise) and Blair (Brittany Snow), was actually in 2011. After a social media supercut (set to Lorde's "Supercut") we settle on "now," when Jenny lands the job of a lifetime in San Francisco. Nate is staying in New York and decides he doesn't want to do long distance. The romance that would never die is now officially a corpse. But her girls aren't going to let her go without one last crazy night!

Why Rolling Stone Magazine needs to send her to San Francisco (they don't have offices there) and how a journo will have "a staff" in the current media climate are the type of questions you'd never ask if this were a richer story. The film is, as they say, light on plot. The trio must secure tickets to a concert (where Kim and Kanye are supposed to be!) and then they go to that concert. There aren't too many wacky hurdles, just conversations with oddball character...
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