October 09, 2018

All About Nina is in select theaters on October 12th, 2018.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead plays a stand-up comedian in New York City named Nina who is trying to become an up-and-coming star in the comedy circuit. She has a raunchy routine with a dark sense of humor but an even darker past. As her personal life is falling apart, she moves to L.A. for a chance to audition for a big comedy special.

After her first gig in L.A., she meets Rafe, played by Common, and tries to get a date out of her. The two hit it off and slowly build a meaningful relationship. I went into this film blind without seeing a single trailer but the premise I read seemed intriguing.

There's a lot of good, funny comedy between the different stand-up sets and Nina's life, and also has time to be serious. Throughout the movie, we see Nina as this strong independent women, finding what it is like to be in an actual relationship with someone she cares about. It's about learning to speak the truth instead of hiding behind your lies (which is also the theme in a recent animated film).

This is Winstead’s best role in her career by far. Her chemistry with Common was wonderful and very believable. There is a moment near the end with Nina that will be worth the price of admission alone. This is also a great directorial debut for Eva Vives, I can’t wait to see more of her in the future.

This movie is raw, funny, and emotionally satisfying. It's an interesting look into the life of a female comic, the struggles and the triumphs. A good combination of comedy and female empowerment and I highly recommend it to everyone.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

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