It’s Episode 121 Anna Smith (Girls on Film, Metro, Time Out) and Scarlett (Sunday Times Style and Secrets of the Side Hustle) join Flixwatcher to review Anna’s choice The Breaker Upperers. The Breaker Upperers is a 2018 New Zealand comedy from Jackie van Beek and Madeleine Sami who wrote, direct and star the film. It also features the boy from Boy (Jordan Rolleston) and a cameo from Jermaine Clement. The Breaker Upperers is an agency run by Mel and Jen who provide an easy way out for people who can’t end their own relationships, in an increasingly bizarre situation including faking disappearances and fake pregnancy. The film benefits mainly from its two main characters willingness to go all the way, it’s closest comparisons would be Bridesmaids or the Wedding Crashers even, but without the need to go the gross-out gags. While on the outside it might be about people too lazy to break up their failed relationships it’s actually more about friendship and learning to grow with each other.  

Scores

There are really, really funny moments (dream sequence Celine Dion karaoke) and then some uneven less funny moments (striptease for a lesbian police officer that runs a bit too long) and it sometimes feels a bit like a sketch show rather than a feature film. That said if you’re a fan of this slightly quirky Kiwi humor you’ll find a lot to enjoy. Best enjoyed with a group of friends, The Breaker Upperers scores a very respectable 4.13 overall. What do you guys think? Have you seen The Breaker Upperers? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #121 Crew Links

  Thanks to the Episode #121 Crew of  Anna Smith @annasmithjourno from Girls on Film,  Metro and Time Out and Scarlett @ScarRoseRussell  from Sunday Times Style and Secrets of the Side Hustle Find their websites online at:  http://annasmithjourno.com/ and https://play.acast.com/s/secretsofthesidehustle Please make sure you give them some love    

More about The Breaker Upperers

  For more info on The Breaker Upperers, you can visit  The Breaker Upperers IMDb page here or  The Breaker Upperers Rotten Tomatoes page here.  

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Films New on Netflix

As well as this weeks episode we think you should know some of the best new films on Netflix UK this week. Subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest news.

The Smurfs

This children’s series follows the adventures of the Smurfs, little blue creatures who live in a peaceful village and try to outwit the evil Gargamel.

Added to UK Netflix: 12th August 2019

Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling

After 20 years in space, Rocko struggles to adjust to life in 21st century O-Town and makes it his mission to get his favorite show back on the air. 

Added to UK Netflix: 9th August 2019

Office Uprising

Office workers at an ammunition and weapons company must fight for their lives when an energy drink transforms their fellow employees into zombies.

Added to UK Netflix: 8th August 2019

Westside vs. the World

A look into the journey of influential strength coach Louie Simmons and the Westside Barbell gym he founded, evolving the sport of powerlifting.

Added to UK Netflix: 9th August 2019

Wu Assassins

An unassuming San Francisco chef becomes the latest in a long line of assassins chosen to keep the mystical Wu powers out of the wrong hands. 

Added to UK Netflix: 8th August 2019

Films Leaving Netflix

Unfortunately, not all of the films stay on Netflix for ever, booooo! Often you don’t get to find out until its too late. The films listed below are leaving Netflix UK super soon so please don’t miss out!

Not Another Teen Movie

On a bet, a gridiron hero at John Hughes High School sets out to turn a bespectacled plain Jane into a beautiful prom queen in this outrageous parody.

Leaving: 16th August 2019

 

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