Netflix has a wide range of Original films that have been well-received. In 2021, films like Don’t Look Up, The Power of the Dog, tick, tick…boom!, The Harder They Fall, Malcolm and Marie and more were some of the Netflix Original films that became an instant hit among fans. However, one such underrated Netflix Original has received a perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes.
Directed by Valerie Weiss, the 2021 film Mixtape has received a perfect Rotten Tomatoes score and has received critical acclaim from critics. However, it has not managed to dominate the Top 10 charts on Netflix, proving yet again how viewers would rather mindlessly watch films like Red Notice instead of good quality content.
Starring Gemma Brooke Allen, Julie Bowen and Nick Thune, the film, which premiered on December 3rd, 2021, has been touted as a “nostalgia trip”.
Set in Spokane, Washington, in 1999, the film sees an orphaned middle schooler named Beverly being raised by her grandmother. On the legendary Y2K eve, Beverly chooses an old mixtape made by her parents. Determined to connect with them by grappling onto their last remnant of memory, she sets out on a mission to find the songs on the tape.
On her journey, she forges unlikely friendships with unusual allies, including Ellen, her idiosyncratic neighbour, the intimidating Nick as well as a cynical record store owner named Anti, who might help her find all the tracks.
In this transformative, feel-good journey of connecting with one’s roots and trying to find the true meaning of family, Beverly’s journey of self-discovery sees a beautiful and celebratory infusion of innocence, childhood, memories, angst and love.
The cast delivers an incredibly emotional performance that is heightened by the nostalgia of the late 1990s.
While the film has not yet been popular among Netflix viewers who are still watching The Unforgivable, The Witcher and other such chart-toppers, Mixtape has received rave reviews from critics and a 100 per cent rating at Rotten Tomatoes.
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