Read the story here. Advertise at Before It's News here.
Profile image
By Joan Reeves aka SlingWords
Contributor profile | More stories
Story Views
Last hour:
Last 24 hours:

Friday Night Flick: Vengeance

% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

If you’re looking for a different kind of movie, you’re looking for Vengeance, an edgy little film that you’ll  think is a fish out of water comedy.

In many respects, it is that, but it’ a whole lot more too.
Starring B. J. Novak, Dove Cameron, Boyd Holbrook, Lio Tipton, Ashton Kutcher, and John Mayer, it purports to be a story about  a New York City journalist and podcaster who is emotionally blackmailed into attending the funeral of a Texas woman with whom he briefly hooked up.
I say emotionally blackmailed, but it’s really a combination of that plus an interesting combination of  apathy, restelessness, lack of assertiveness, and a bone-deep feeling of searching for something he can’t name.
Once in Texas, Been finds the stock characters most people who’ve never been to Texas think populate our state.
(I always cringe at how too many outsiders see us, and movies like this perpetuate the image.)
Yet, at the same time, he finds people who take him into their hearts—people who take the time to be really listen instead of paying more attention to their cell phones than the person next to them.
Along the way, he gets to know the dead woman and finds himself wishing he’d made the effort when she was alive. Her death by drug overdose spins the story into a different direction and takes dead aim at a surprise ending you won’t see coming.
The ending is at once a shock and in some ways a disappointment—I won’t tell you why because that would be a spoiler—but at the same time, an  unavoidable truthful conclusion.
Stellar performances by the cast, and the West Texas landscape of dying towns and little econmoic opportunity is as much a character as the people in the movie. 

Vengeance was releaseed July 29, 2022, in the USA. The star, B. J. Novak, was also the director. Music was by Finneas O’Connell. The film was produced by Jason Blum, Greg Gilreath, and Adam Hendricks, and distributed by Focus Features.

You can watch Vengeance on  Peacock TV, ROW8, Prime Video, Vudu, Redbox, Apple TV, or on your Roku device.
Vengeance is the kind of movie that makes you think about it days after watching it. 
Joan Reeves is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program,
an affiliate advertising program which means she may earn a small commission
if you click one of the links in a post.

Joan Reeves aka SlingWords: The Word Slinging Adventures of Joan Reeves


Before It’s News® is a community of individuals who report on what’s going on around them, from all around the world.

Anyone can join.
Anyone can contribute.
Anyone can become informed about their world.

"United We Stand" Click Here To Create Your Personal Citizen Journalist Account Today, Be Sure To Invite Your Friends.

Please Help Support BeforeitsNews by trying our Natural Health Products below!

Order by Phone at 888-809-8385 or online at M - F 9am to 5pm EST

Order by Phone at 866-388-7003 or online at M - F 9am to 5pm EST

Order by Phone at 866-388-7003 or online at M - F 9am to 5pm EST

Humic & Fulvic Trace Minerals Complex - Nature's most important supplement! Vivid Dreams again!

HNEX HydroNano EXtracellular Water - Improve immune system health and reduce inflammation.

Ultimate Clinical Potency Curcumin - Natural pain relief, reduce inflammation and so much more.

MitoCopper - Bioavailable Copper destroys pathogens and gives you more energy. (See Blood Video)

Oxy Powder - Natural Colon Cleanser!  Cleans out toxic buildup with oxygen!

Nascent Iodine - Promotes detoxification, mental focus and thyroid health.

Smart Meter Cover -  Reduces Smart Meter radiation by 96%! (See Video).

Report abuse


    Your Comments
    Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

    Load more ...




    Email this story
    Email this story

    If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

    If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.