Girlfriend's Day full movie review - Pretty much a complete waste of time.
I came across this Netflix short movie, just over one hour. It has been raining all day, I needed something to watch.
I had enjoyed Odenkirk in 'Breaking Bad' and as 'Better Call Saul', he is a fun actor to watch, he creates interesting roles.
But this one, also written by him, falls mostly flat. Bob Odenkirk is Ray Wentworth, writer of romantic cards. In fact for three years in a row, a few years earlier, he was recognized as card writer of the year. But now we find him uninspired, unable to write anything meaningful. One friend thinks it started when his wife left him three years earlier.
He loses his job, he can't write, he can't pay his rent. When he learns of a contest, to write a new type of card, for Girlfriend's Day. In his favor it is only open to new writers or writers who are currently out of work.
Along the way, in his favorite bar, he meets Amber Tamblyn, 20 years his junior, as Jill. The meeting seems random, they become friends, they kiss, the spend the night together, she becomes his girlfriend. But not all is as it seems.
The Problem I have with this short movie is it has no substance, just a silly story, silly situations, and a few situations where Ray gets beat up. It is just a vehicle to give the actors jobs and for Netflix to produce some subscriber-only content.
I am disappointed.