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- premiere /pri-MEER/
- memoir /MEM-wahr/
- storyline /STAWR-ee-lahyn/
- juggle /JUHG-uhl/
- venture /VEN-cher/
[verb] – if a show, film, etc. premieres or if it is premiered, the first public performance or showing takes place
The film premiered on streaming platform Hulu last night.
[noun] – a book or other piece of writing based on the writer’s personal knowledge of famous people, places, or events
Jenny is planning to write a memoir of her life as a journalist.
[noun] – (in a book, film, play, etc.) the plot
The movie’s storyline is decent but not that impressive.
[verb] – to succeed in arranging your life so that you have time to involve yourself in two or more different activities or groups of people
She is juggling her career and duties as a mother.
[verb] – to risk going somewhere or doing something that might be dangerous or unpleasant, or to risk saying something that might be criticized
Several businesses have ventured into e-commerce due to the pandemic.
The storyline begins at the funeral of Matt’s wife, Liz (Deborah Ayorinde), who died of a pulmonary embolism shortly after giving birth to their daughter, Maddy (Melody Hurd). Gutted by the recent events, Matt opposed the request of Liz’s mother, Marian (Alfre Woodard), to let her take their daughter back to Minnesota. Matt insisted on juggling raising Maddy alone and managing a demanding job. Matt’s friends, Jordan and Oscar, played by Lil Rel Howery and Anthony Carrigan respectively, were to the rescue for some parenting assistance to Maddy. The movie showcases a stir of emotions—from the devastation of Liz’s loss, the questions about Matt’s parenting skills and decisions, to some visual gags like putting the diaper genie under a toy basketball hoop.
In this rollercoaster film, Hart joins a long list of comedic actors who have ventured into dramatic acting, showing his emotional side not regularly similar to the likes of his previous famous comedy films and shows.
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