Breaking News in Yuba County Blu Ray Review (Warner Bros)
Breaking News in Yuba County is a 2021 dark comedy film produced and directed by Tate Taylor (MA, Get on Up, The Help, Ava, and The Girl on the Train). It was written and produced by Amanda Idoko (Central Park, The Mayor, and Holding). It was produced by Jake Gyllenhaal (End of Watch, Nightcrawler, Relic, The Devil All the Time, and The Guilty) and lead actor Allison Janney (Primary Colors, 10 Things I Hate About You, American Beauty, and Drop Dead Gorgeous). It grossed $67,033 at the box office during it’s theatrical run.After her husband Karl (played by: Matthew Modine from Wrong Turn, Full Metal Jacket, Birdy, The Dark Knight Rises, and Stranger Things) goes missing, Sue Buttons (played by: Allison Janney from Mom, MA, Bombshell, Juno, West Wing, and I, Tonya), an under-appreciated suburban wife that no one ever notices finally gets a taste of being a local celebrity as she embarks on a city-wide search in Yuba County to find him. In an effort to prolong her newfound fame, she causes more problems for herself during this hilarious run of bad luck as her world turns upside down even more. This includes run ins with ambitious gangster Mina (played by: Awkwafina from Jumanji: The Next Level, Ocean’s Eight, The Farewell, and Neighbors 2), her struggling news reporter sister Nancy (played by: Mila Kunis from That ’70s Show, Santa with Muscles, American Psycho 2, Max Payne, and The Book of Eli), a policewoman Cam (played by: Regina Hall from Shaft, Little, Law Abiding Citizen, and Scary Movie franchise), her husband’s loser brother Petey (played by: Jimmi Simpson from Under the Silver Lake, Westworld, Breakout Kings, and Zodiac), Debbie (played by: Ellen Barkin from Animal Kingdom, Diner, Sea of Love, The Fan, and Johnny Handsome), Rita (played by: Wanda Sykes from Friendsgiving, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Nutty Professor II, and Pootie Tang), Gloria (played by: Juliette Lewis from Natural Born Killers, Cape Fear, From Dusk Till Dawn, Kalifornia, and MA), and Ray (played by: Clifton Collins Jr. from Westworld, Lucky Day, The Mule, Honey Boy, and The Vault) all get caught up in this crazy disappearance. One of them will discover the real truth behind this recent chaos!!!!
Breaking News in Yuba County went under the radar due to Covid-19 and a few delays during it’s release. If you looked at the impressive cast and crew for this, it might grab your attention a little faster. This dark comedy was better than expected. The script was lots of fun, it had a nice mix of humor and violence in it. Oscar winner Allison Janney gives a great performance here as the desperate suburban wife looking for attention after being ignored for most of her life. Matthew Modine is the prick that doesn’t take her serious and he pays for it here. He usually plays nice guys but he pulls this scumbag role with ease. It has all kinds of wacky and unique characters in this movie. The supporting cast is very strong here which includes Mila Kunis, Clifton Collins Jr., Juliette Lewis, Ellen Barkin, Jimmi Simpson, and Regina Hall. Plus it has familiar faces like Awkwafina, Samira Wiley (Orange Is the New Black), and Wanda Sykes. I actually really liked this one, it had a Fargo with a suburban twist vibe to it. It was very entertaining and it definitely has a replay value. Don’t sleep on this one, it’s worth checking out sometime. RECOMMENDED!!!!Let’s talk about the high definition presentation from Warner Bros! This 1080p (2.39:1) transfer looks fantastic on blu ray for it’s home video release. It captures all that Suburban madness here. The English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track is very solid. This is mainly a dialogue driven feature so it doesn’t explode or pop out on your sound system but it’s still respectful. All of the dialogue is crystal clear. The wacky criminal events and murders are elevated. The music on this actually has a real nice boost to it. It has English SDH subtitles. This disc doesn’t have any extras on it. It does come with a slipcover and a digital code. It’s available everywhere right now, CHECK IT OUT!!!!