• Nicole Sherwin

Film Review: Desperados

A film desperado for some LOLz and getting none from me.

Source: IndieWire

Desperados is the newest Netflix Rom-Com, starring a bunch of people whose faces you know, but don’t know where you know them from. Any cred that Netflix has built in the genre with To All The Boys, Something Great or The Kissing Booth has been destroyed like Hiroshima by this absolute bomb of a movie.

Wesley, played by Nasim Pedrad (who is Jasmin’s best friend in Aladdin), and also an SNL alum, is a perpetual adolescent in her 30s who cannot get her shit together. Cue first cliche of overdue bills and dead indoor plants. After getting rejected from yet another job, because she’s an unprofessional dead shit, she whinges to her two best friends. Brooke, (Anna Camp, from Pitch Perfect and Kaylie, who I actually can’t even pinpoint where I know her from. She’s a secondary character in a lot). She complains over wine and cheese because we know that’s how to relate to millennials, but honestly, I find the most relatable part is the cat that refuses their love.

Source: IndieWire

Wesley goes on a blind date with Sean, (Winston from New Girl), who opts out of the date as soon as she opens her mouth because she is that annoying. I wish I had taken a page out of Sean’s book at this point and opted out of this movie. Alas, on her way out, she trips and when she opens her eyes the hottest guy is standing there. Jarred, (Robbie Amell, from Upload or The Duff). It’s fate, he must be the love of her life.