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Quiz Lady (2023, D: Yu) S: Awkwafina, Sandra Oh



Streaming November 3 on Hulu.

In Quiz Lady, a brilliant but tightly wound, gameshow-obsessed young woman, Anne (Awkwafina), and her estranged, train-wreck of a sister Jenny (Sandra Oh), must work together to help cover their motherís gambling debts. When Anneís beloved dog is kidnapped, they set out on a wild, cross-country trek to get the cash the only way they know how: by turning Anne into a bona-fide gameshow champion. The movie, which also stars Jason Schwartzman, Holland Taylor, Tony Hale, and Will Ferrell, is directed by Jessica Yu, written by Jen DíAngelo, and produced by Will Ferrell, Jessica Elbaum, Maggie Haskins, Itay Reiss, Jen DíAngelo, Awkwafina, and Sandra Oh, with Alex Brown and Erika Hampson serving as executive producers.
Reviews from TIFF: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/quiz_lady
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Re: Quiz Lady (2023, D: Yu) S: Awkwafina, Sandra Oh

Didn't see a lot of advertising for this but man, what a stacked cast. Pretty enjoyable, albeit minor comedy.

I appreciated the unnecessary shurikens too sweet cameo at the end

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Re: Quiz Lady (2023, D: Yu) S: Awkwafina, Sandra Oh

Despite this being on Netflix today, last night we screened it at my film festival, and we had to turn people away due to overselling. So there's still some pull to theatrical screenings vs. watching movies at home.
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Re: Quiz Lady (2023, D: Yu) S: Awkwafina, Sandra Oh

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Despite this being on Netflix today, last night we screened it at my film festival, and we had to turn people away due to overselling. So there's still some pull to theatrical screenings vs. watching movies at home.
Hulu, but just the same I think Five Night at Freddy's showed some movies are theater ready even if they are same day on streaming
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Re: Quiz Lady (2023, D: Yu) S: Awkwafina, Sandra Oh

Coulda sworn it was Netflix, but nope, right there in the description. Hulu.

Anyway, here's what the crowd looked like at last night's showing:


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Re: Quiz Lady (2023, D: Yu) S: Awkwafina, Sandra Oh

^ Thatís crazy!

Based on the trailer, this movie looks like it was written by someone who has no idea how actual humans act.
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Re: Quiz Lady (2023, D: Yu) S: Awkwafina, Sandra Oh

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Hulu, but just the same I think Five Night at Freddy's showed some movies are theater ready even if they are same day on streaming
I still am cautioning people from using that as an example . . . FNAF's theatrical money came from a huge built in fan-base crowd that was ALWAYS going to go to the theater. It is not like other day-and-date films. The shock wasn't the theatrical run, it was the streaming drop. That fanbase was NOT a streaming fanbase, so it really was low-risk, IMO. Families who were never going to spend the theatrical money may have grabbed it on Peacock. The typical DVDTalker was more likely to watch it on streaming. However, the teens and older teens who grew up on the franchise were NEVER going to stay home and watch it on TV. This was an event release, even if many critics and adults don't realize it.
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Re: Quiz Lady (2023, D: Yu) S: Awkwafina, Sandra Oh

More cartoonish than I would have liked. but very enjoyable. Awkwafina's outstanding physical comedy is fascinating to me because of its subtlety. Simple things, like her use of posture is hilarious and brilliant.
And man, did that cameo at the end warm my heart.
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Re: Quiz Lady (2023, D: Yu) S: Awkwafina, Sandra Oh

This a lot more fun than we expected. From the "gang" and their problems to the updates on everyone at the end. The last "point" they scored was pretty sweet and funny at the same time (who would have thought that would come back like that, lol). Oh, and the guy at the bar in Philly
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Re: Quiz Lady (2023, D: Yu) S: Awkwafina, Sandra Oh

Originally Posted by Crocker Jarmen
More cartoonish than I would have liked. but very enjoyable. Awkwafina's outstanding physical comedy is fascinating to me because of its subtlety. Simple things, like her use of posture is hilarious and brilliant.
And man, did that cameo at the end warm my heart.
Agree. I wish they would have dialed back that cartoon level a tad. But it was enjoyable otherwise.

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