“The Broken Hearts Gallery” is a cute, maybe too cute romantic comedy for millennials that exists in an otherworldly rom-com dimension. Geraldine Viswanathan plays a young woman who saves mementos from her many failed romances and turns them into a gallery exhibit. Can she ever find true love? What do you think? The cast is affable and there are some hearty laughs, although the amusing dialogue often sounds like it’s all coming from the same voice.
Seventies pop music star Helen Reddy gets the biopic treatment in “I Am Woman.” Australian actress Tilda Cobham-Hervey plays the singer who went through many personal struggles before hitting it big and writing the number one hit “I Am Woman” that became the anthem for the women’s movement. It’s slickly produced and features many of Reddy’s hit songs, but it suffers somewhat due to its formulaic and melodramatic execution. The feminist angle of “I Am Woman” may, however, strike a chord with viewers in the “Me Too” era.
“All In: The Fight for Democracy” is a compelling documentary about contemporary voter suppression efforts in the run-up to the 2020 Presidential election. A number of expert talking heads weigh in on the subject and the historical background of voter suppression is covered, but the film focuses mainly on Stacey Abrams, the Democratic candidate in the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial election who, the filmmakers argue, may have been robbed of a victory due to underhanded efforts by her opponent, Brian Kemp, the then Secretary of State who was also in charge of the election. If nothing else, “All In: The Fight for Democracy” is a thoughtful rallying cry for voter involvement.
Your local art house theaters are offering online viewing options for a number of intriguing movie titles. More information is available at nelson-atkins.org, Screenland.com, fineartsgroup.com and drafthouse.com.