Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Pottersville (2017) Review

As I barely cling to life I decided to see what new flicks Netflix has to offer. Pottersville caught my eye because of it's awesome cast, boasting Michael Shannon, Ron Perlman, Judy Greer and the awesome Ian McShane.

The film follows Michael Shannon's character Maynard, a good hearted shop owner, who decides to go home early one day to surprise his wife. He finds his wife in a compromising position with one of his long time friends, finding them both dressed up in animal costumes because they're furries. Maynard leaves confused and upset and heads back to his store while swigging on the old moon shine. He decides it will be a good idea to also do some dress up. One thing leads to another and the people of Pottersville think they have the legendary Bigfoot in their woods.
This film is a strange one, especially with the addition of the furries, which is a surprisingly big part of the story. The rest of the story is very simple, and it parodies other movie scenes, like Jaws and It's a Wonderful Life among other things. The actors are enjoyable for their roles and Michael Shannon is great as the likeable shop keep looking to do what he thinks is best. 

This was a fun film, it doesn't do anything new but it's enjoyable for what it is. Final Rating 5/10: it's an average film with a top cast. Does nothing wrong with it's story, but does nothing out side the box or original. 

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