Simply put, this movie is a psychological comedy mixes violence, swearing with laughs. Yes, no one will win (or get nominated) for any awards as a result of being here, but put Mila Kunis, Allison Janney, Wanda Sykes and Awkwafina in any movie and you have me hooked.
Yes, the script could have been better, but it works. The movie is basically “Desperate Housewives” on steroids. Technically, it’s one housewife here, but you get the idea. Feeling neglected, Sue Buttons (Allison Janney) takes advantage of her growing celebrity status when the police and the public think her cheating dead husband is just missing.
In fact, the movie has some decent things going for it: An incredible cast, the makings of a decent dark comedy and the inkling of some social commentary about the unhealthy obsession with media attention. Sadly, the result isn’t as expected: it lacks a clear tonality or the vision to do justice to its whacky setup.
However, if you are looking for an over-the-top comedy to forget about all the serious insanity going on, this mix of murder, blackmail, hijinks, and comedy may be something you’d be happy to take on.
Should you watch it?
It’s a fun rainy weekend afternoon comedy that hides a decent story behind a weak script. However, it’s fun and easy to watch mainly thanks to its two stars: Mila Kunis and Allison Janney.
Where can I watch it?
You can stream Breaking News in Yuba County on Amazon Prime Video.