High Note (Amazon – Trailer)
Not entirely sure how to write about this film without getting fired… just kidding, this movie doesn’t represent an assistant’s life at all… But if you’re looking for some romance, music biz drama and a good soundtrack this weekend (seriously, I haven’t stopped listening to Sam Cooke), I would go with this one. Dakota Johnson works day and night to cater to every whim of legendary Tracee Ellis Ross but really dreams of becoming a music producer. She takes up a very talent singer, Kelvin Harrison Jr., and tells him she can help produce his music and make him a star. But of course, nothing is simple in showbiz.
Palm Springs (Hulu – Trailer)
I know this film was shot and created before quarantine, but man, living the same day over and over again is such a vibe right now. An updated Groundhog Day, starring Andy Samberg and the Mother from How I Met Your Mother, Samberg and Cristin Milioti find themselves reliving the day of Milioti’s sister’s wedding, over and over again. Samberg has resolved himself to living in this life, but Milioti is determined to get them out. Here’s my recommendation, get a little drunk or a little high, turn this bad boy on, and start your weekend off right, as a treat.
Under the Riccione Sun (Netflix – Trailer)
Do you miss doing summer activities with other people you’ve just met during vacation? Can’t say this has actually ever happened to me, but boy do I miss having the option. A group of young Italians meet on the beach and form a team for the beach volleyball tournament. They never practice, but somehow crush every game. Their love lives, however, are all over the place, but they’re supportive of one other winning in love! My favorite storylines include a blind guy who likes Star Wars and finds his match, as well as his mother who opens up to a bodyguard. It’s a feel good summer-flick and yes, there are subtitles!