& Marie is a movie that will make you feel like a
friend sitting in a backseat of car, while a toxic couple argues in the front.
Shot during the pandemic, the movie is a “two-handler” which
means that it features only two characters Malcolm and Marie, played by John
David Washington and Zendaya respectively.
Written and directed by Sam Levinson, the movie features a
quarrelling couple who tears each other apart (both physically, and figuratively)
over the course of one long and dark night…
At one point, the movie seems like an awfully long sequel
from Scarlett Johansson’s Marriage Story.
Malcolm & Marie comes right in time before Valentine’s Day, offering a glimpse at what
your life would be like after you decide to propose your lover on the day of love.
The movie opens with a couple returning to their home after
a premier of Malcolm’s directorial debut film. He is full of energy, while
Marie is tight-lipped. Malcolm finally realizes that something is really
bothering her and ask to share, and this is how their feature-length argument
The early reactions are strong for this black-and-white melodrama;
some are praising the Zendaya and John David’s strong performances while others
are expressing their disappointments with the movie’s screenplay – deeming it
to be highly “disturbing”.
Here’s the roundup of all film reviews and fan
reactions to Sam Levinson’s Malcom & Marie:
Released on 5th February, the movie is now
available to stream on Netflix.
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