Where'd You Go Bernadette?
Rated Parental Guidance (Coarse Language) ~ Runs 104 minutes
Dir.: Richard Linklater, US, 2019
Cate Blanchett, Kristen Wiig, Billy Crudup, Judy Greer
“Where’d You Go, Bernadette is a film adaptation of the novel of the same name... it tells the wickedly funny (and frankly crazy) story of Bernadette Fox, a reclusive out of work architect and creator who has somehow found herself living in Seattle among the charter school, bake sale-loving moms and is struggling mentally to cope with it. Her husband, a bigwig at Microsoft, has grown concerned with her seemingly erratic behavior ahead of a family trip to Antartica, their daughter, Bee, desperately wants to take... Since the book is written as a compilation of emails and correspondence between the characters, I was unsure of how well it would translate to film. Director Richard Linklater does this with ease and seamlessly blends it into the story... The book itself is witty and downright hilarious, and the film loses none of that. It manages to maintain the heart and humor of the story, and even improves upon it in some ways. Cate Blanchett is a treasure, and in this role, is pure magic... Linklater is back to what he does best, character-driven stories with rich characters and themes that touch the audience.... Where’d You Go, Bernadette captures the absurdity and hilarity of the novel and runs with it. While amping up the emotional meter with a captivating performance by Cate Blanchett, the film will delight audiences who are familiar and unfamiliar with the book.” - Ashley Menzel, We Live Entertainment