Larson's Lady in the Water; an earnest, heart-on-sleeve film about belief & the need to believe in something greater than the world around us; about having a purpose, no matter how personal or irrational it might seem, which draws & connects us to other people. The combination of deadpan comedy & millennial soul searching is skillfully handled, while the glitter & rainbow aesthetic is eccentric & beautiful.
"Unicorn Store" reminds me of "Brigsby Bear," another film about arrested development, where coming-of-age meant subscribing to the dreadful idea of "adulting." Although that film was much clearer in its message, "Unicorn Store" gets no points off for creativity. Brie Larson immerses herself in a world of colorful whimsy, and the entertainment factor is there, sometimes en masse, as are the personal touches.
A whimsical film with fine acting and some inspired scenes. Overall the movie gets by just on Larson and Athie's great performances while the script is kinda sketchy to be honest. There are too many angles that are left unexplored for me to really buy into the concept of the movie and the main character Kit. Still, the movie is quite endearing and harmless in its execution and intent so... 3 stars.
Unicorn Store is okay, this mostly depends on how affable you find Brie Larson... I kept on expecting a sinister twist for some reason as this had a hint of Tim & Eric in the seemingly saccharine glitter fest but it turned out that's all it was.
This directorial debut from Brie Larson is surprisingly GOOD & FUN. UNICORN STORE has a good, yet simple moral value. I think UNICORN STORE wants us to be ourselves, no matter what. Since UNICORN STORE is Brie Larson's first effort in directing, I knew that maybe she was still finding a style that suits her. The plot is easy to follow. I think I need more Brie Larson-Samuel L. Jackson collaborations in the future...