By: Bryan “The Mad Scientist” Banner
February 20, 2017
This weekend me and my wife decided we were not going to go out and do anything crazy so, naturally we stayed in and Netflixed and chilled for 2 days. The highlight of our weekend was the Netflix Original movie “Girlfriends Day”, yes we live an exciting life.
Girlfriends Day is a very odd story about a greeting card writer and a new holiday our good friends from the west coast cooked up called “Girlfriends Day”. This movie is only a little over an hour long but in a weird way has everything you want to see in a movie; Murder, Deceit, Love, and Humor. The film stars Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk alongside Amber Tamblyn from the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (If you haven’t seen it is kind of like a girls version on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles).
Now going into this movie I thought it was a TV show and did not realize until an hour in that it was a movie, shame on me for listening to my wife when she said “let’s start this new series”. Ray ,Odenkirk, is a hasbeen greeting card writer who loses his job, has to babysit to pay his rent, and can’t write a greeting card to save his life. Oh and did I mention his ex wife left him for another greeting card writer (She is kind of a poet slut). After being unemployed for 3 months the state of California announces a new holiday, Girlfriends Day. This is a holiday that has some lovey dovey meaning behind it that I can’t remember.
With this announcement brings out the competition within the greeting card community to write the newest best greeting card for the occasion. Ray gets recruited to write this card. This starts him on an adventure and takes us down the harsh underworld of greeting card making, where the competition is fierce and only the strong survive…literally.
This movie is sneaky funny. Odenkirk and Tamblyn’s chemistry is on point and the story is so weird and out there it is totally believable. I would suggest watching it. It is only about a hour and ten minutes long. Now I know what you are thinking, “a movie about greeting card writers… no thank you” well what if I told you it is a murder mystery that happens to have greeting cards in it? You will still call me stupid. Well you would be right but, this movie does not take itself too serious. Trust me there are worst ways to kill a hour.
These are my thoughts. Don’t forget to leave us a comment and let us know what you think.
-Bryan “The Mad Scientist” Banner
(edited by Brook Banner)