Breaking News in Yuba County a 2021 American comedy-drama film directed by Tate Taylor. The film Produced by Tate Taylor, Jake Gyllenhaal, Riva Marker, Franklin Leonard, John Norris. Written by Amanda Idoko and Distributed by United Artists Releasing released on February 12, 2021.
This film starring Allison Janney, Mila Kunis, Regina Hall, Awkwafina, Samira Wiley, Bridget Everett, Jimmi Simpson, Jimmi Simpson and Juliette Lewis in the leading roles. The film music composed by Jeff Beal, Cinematography Christina Voros and Edited work done by Lucy Donaldson.
Sue Buttons (Allison Janney), the wife of an abandoned banker, says all the attention she has lost in her marriage has been “Breaking News in Yuba County” as the focus of local media attention. “Breaking News” is a particularly brutal small town satire directed by Tate Taylor and is just as delicious as the 2011 hit “The Help”, albeit overly updated. It shows the transition between dark comedies like “To Die For” and “Fargo”. Less is the perfect balance between weirdness and anger in the movie. Here Taylor laughs at the weird wig and even the strangest slaughter, instead of believing in the promising premise.
Sue is a suburban woman who lives in the dark. So obediently her husband Karl (Matthew Modine) and her sister Nancy (Mila Kunis) forget their birthdays. After her husband’s death, Sue decides to make her famous for 15 minutes with local news personality Gloria Michaels (Juliette Lewis). However, he doesn’t realize that Karl has done anything wrong, and bandits like Mina (Awkwafina) seem to stop him. It didn’t take long for the rope to get out of hand and Sue was on it.
This may not be a barrier for the film to shoot on a really seductively weird canvas. But while the narrative frenzy is filled with a certain enthusiasm. It often feels nervous, oscillating between absurd, sharp, and reserved. Janney’s subtle performance was never shocked.
Her middle-aged suburb, Sue Buttons, turns into an impossible machine of terribly flawed comedy. Everything about Sue friendly from her creamy nail polish her patience with rude people she meets all day long. When he opened Breaking News, the allegations were soundtracked and he knew he had to get out of his unwanted see-through coat.
After discovering that her innocent husband Karl (Matthew Modine) was having an affair with married Leah (Bridget Everett), she immediately confronts her, only to surprise her and cause a fatal heart attack. Leah stunned, but Sue suddenly became determined and asked the lover to keep it secret and bury her husband.
Struck by the story of a missing local girl taking over the Midwestern neighborhood. Sue decided to tell authorities that Karl had been kidnapped and immediately noticed how many people had seen her on TV after her disappearance.
Screenplay Amanda Idoko blacklisted the best non-produced scripts of 2017 and the first draft appears to have been removed from the bottom drawer. Since one misstep was not entirely due to Taylor’s execution, it was based on Idoko’s story.
Aiming to introduce celebrities to an American obsession with satire. This film misses the mark due to the distance between complacency and jokes. The comedic twist not only dulls the keenest potential of satire. It also takes the film away from the depth of its famous pathology.