Indie Gems: The Incredible Jessica James

I'm dope.

Jessica (Jessica Williams) is an aspiring playwright  who still pines for her ex-boyfriend. (Lakeith Stanfield) Her friend, Tasha (Noel Wells) sets her up with an acquaintance, Boone (Chris O'Dowd) who is also fresh out of a relationship and they strike up a friendship.

I have no excuse for how long it took me to watch this film. I think Jessica Williams and Chris O'Dowd are hilarious, and this got great reviews when it came out. It just fell into the Netflix black hole. I'm happy to say this did not disappoint.

If you're familiar with Williams from her stint on The Daily Show, her humor is all over this. I'm guessing she was given a lot of leeway to improvise and it all works in her favor. Same with O'Dowd, only he can sell himself with "Also, I'm good at cunnilingus" so nonchalantly. 

There's not a lot in terms of plot here but that's okay. Jessica is interesting and it was so easy to root for her throughout. I liked how they handled all of her relationships too, between her and Boone, Tasha, Damon, and everyone else around her. It felt very organic and funny. I really wish I would've seen this sooner, because it's something I can easily see myself watching again and again.

Grade: A

Watched on: Netflix

Memorable Quote: "Oh...you probably think...no I mean she's good with dick." - Boone (Chris O'Dowd)

Comments

  1. Can't wait to see your Captain Marvel review
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    1. I hope to see it within the next few days!

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    2. Let's keep fingers crossed it breaks the biggest Box Office record in movie history

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  2. Oh, this sounds good. Adding it to my watchlist.

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  3. I haven't heard of this movie, but I actually do like Chris O'Dowd so I don't mind renting it.

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    1. He's great in it, it's definitely worth your time.

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  4. This pops out on my homepage all the time and I've been avoiding it like the plague. I guess I'll have to give it a chance. Nice review!

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    1. I hope this works out better than the last film you added to your list from this blog, which I'm pretty sure you hated lol. I'm spacing what it was though.

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  5. Ohh I haven't heard of this before but I love Lakeith Stanfield and Chris O'Dowd! This is a must watch for me :)

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  6. I don't know this but I love Chris O'Dowd so I have this marked down

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