As London is in the middle of a COVID-19 lockdown, Linda and Paxton (Anne Hathaway, Chiwetel Ejiofor) confront their deteriorating relationship and the potential of a jewel heist. The kind of film we’d perhaps like to forget all about in the future, as it captures all the annoying and depressing quirks of the COVID-19 pandemic. I’m sure the project would have benefited from a more careful approach; the shooting was so rushed the two leads barely had time to learn their lines. The cast is fine, but this romantic comedy/heist flick feels too aimless.
2021-Britain-U.S. VOD. 118 min. Color. Directed by Doug Liman. Screenplay: Steven Knight. Cast: Anne Hathaway (Linda), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Paxton), Dulé Hill (David), Ben Kingsley, Mindy Kaling, Stephen Merchant… Ben Stiller, Claes Bang.
Trivia: Co-executive-produced by Liman and Knight. Lily James was originally cast for a role.