(2018) dir Eva Vives w/Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Common, Kate del Castillo, Camryn Manheim, Chace Crawford, Jay Mohr, Beau Bridges [97 min; DCP]
Meet Nina (Winstead). She’s a funny, filthy, feminist comedian. She doesn’t do relationships but she does puke after every gig. In order to fully break from an abusive lover, she moves to LA to audition for a prestigious comedy show a-la Saturday Night Live. While there she meets Rafe (Common), and her commitment to not being committed is challenged by his determined pursuit – and their obvious chemistry.
Anchored by a knockout performance by Winstead and with echoes of recent performances by Tig Notaro and Hannah Gadsby, ALL ABOUT NINA is an excellent contemporary romantic dramedy with a hard-bitten edge.