LIFESTYLES

The Warwick Showcase has filled its screens with a variety of Halloween movies

Posted 10/14/20

The Warwick Showcase has filled its screens with a variety of Halloween movies, hoping to attract young audiences back to the multiplex. Trailers for long overdue movies like "Wonder Woman" and "James Bond" give us promise that we will see a blockbuster

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LIFESTYLES

The Warwick Showcase has filled its screens with a variety of Halloween movies

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The Warwick Showcase has filled its screens with a variety of Halloween movies, hoping to attract young audiences back to the multiplex.

Trailers for long overdue movies like “Wonder Woman” and “James Bond” give us promise that we will see a blockbuster before the end of the year, but the screens are still filled with oldies and independent movies that are usually seen at film festivals. “Yellow Rose” is one of those movies.

YELLOW ROSE

***

(Coming-of-age country singer)

Eva Noblezada stars as Rose Garcia, a 17-year-old undocumented Filipina immigrant who lives in to the motel where her single mom works as a maid. Her only joy is writing and singing country songs.

ICE raids the motel, arrests her mother and sends her to a deportation center. Rose escapes with the help of a young friend and is taken in by her mother’s old friend, who has apparently married into wealth.

The friend’s husband wants nothing to do with her, so she moves on to the Broken Spokes bar, where she is given a job and a back room to crash in.

Rose is befriended by a country singer, played by the real life country singer-songwriter Dale Watson.

Rose moves in to Dale’s trailer and together they write and sing country music. One night he brings her on stage with him.

The rest is history, most of it left to your imagination.

The movie does a good job in showing the plight of undocumented immigrants and the hardships that their children face when separated from their parents.

While a bit simplistic, there are good performances and some great country music.

Rated PG-13, with nothing to worry about.

ON THE ROCKS

**½

(Relationship movie)

It’s all about relationships and communication.

Laura (Rashida Jones) is concerned that her husband, Dean (Marlon Wayans), is spending too much time with his female co-worker.

There are late nights and travel to other cities, leaving her home with her two daughters.

Her father (Bill Murray) plants seeds of infidelity and even convinces her to spy on her husband.

Laura gets to know her wealthy, impulsive father better, not always to her liking.

Was hubby cheating or was he really working hard to provide for his family, forgetting about their needs?

The movie is well acted and quite modern, showing a blended family and their life in New York City.

The problem is in the simplicity of the script, where not a heck of a lot happens.

Rated R for language.

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