Chloe Grace Moretz walking on the red carpet at the 34th Film Independent Spirit Awards held in Santa Monica, California on Feb. 23, 2019

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Reviews: "Greta" - Tyler Perry's "A Madea Family Funeral"

February 28, 2019
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Greta - Rated R

A sweet, naïve young woman trying to make it on her own in New York City, Frances (Chloë Grace Moretz) doesn't think twice about returning the handbag she finds on the subway to its rightful owner. That owner is Greta (Isabelle Huppert), an eccentric French piano teacher with a love for classical music and an aching loneliness. Having recently lost her mother, Frances quickly grows closer to widowed Greta. The two become fast friends - but Greta's maternal charms begin to dissolve and grow increasingly disturbing as Frances discovers that nothing in Greta's life is what it seems in this suspense thriller from Academy Award (R) winning director Neil Jordan.

Critics: per Rottentomatoes.com, "A bonkers B movie that's elevated considerably by its A-list talent, Greta dives headlong into camp and stays afloat thanks to a pair of powerful lead performances. 60% Like"

Blake: my trusted sources are carefully straddling-the-fence on this movie. Two things are for certain, Isabelle Huppert and Chloe Grace Moretz mesh well. However, that isn't enough for longevity and strong box-office returns. There's a reason you're seeing now versus the beginning of the summer or the following Holiday Season. 2.5 of 5 stars. 

 

Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral - Rated PG-13

A joyous family reunion turns into a hilarious nightmare as Madea and the crew travel to backwoods Georgia and unexpectedly plan a funeral, which threatens to reveal sordid family secrets.

Blake: expect plenty of drama, secrets, humor, and a new character, legless cousin "Heathrow", who's receding hair line with Jheri Curls adds new comedic twists to the already colorful lineup. How can a funeral last 9 hours? LOL! My trusted sources say "A Madea Family Funeral", isn't great... however... it's Tyler Perry great, and may very well be the best of the Madea franchise! "Hallelu-YUHRR!" 3 of 5 stars.

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