Movies: Where’d You Go Bernadette, The Peanut Butter Falcon, Blinded by the Light

Movie 1: Where’d You Go Bernadette

Movie watchers…many many critics poo pooed this film, crucified is more accurate. It’s one of those situations where audiences threw the baby out with the bath water. Or something like that.

It boasts a super cast, a world class production and a unique, intriguing story. Cate Blanchett’s performance alone is worth much more than the price of the ticket. We’d really love to hear your thoughts!

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Where'd You Go, Bernadette (August 16, 2019)

Release Date: August 16, 2019
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Emma Nelson, Billy Crudup, Kristen Wiig
Genres: Drama, Comedy, Mystery
Runtime: 103 min
Original Title: Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Original Film Language: English
Production Companies: Annapurna Pictures, Color Force
When architect-turned-recluse Bernadette Fox goes missing prior to a family trip to Antarctica, her 15-year-old daughter Bee goes on a quest with Bernadette's husband to find her.

Cast Where'd You Go, Bernadette

  • Cate Blanchett
  • Role: Bernadette Fox
  • Emma Nelson
  • Role: Bee Branch
  • Billy Crudup
  • Role: Elgie Branch
  • Kristen Wiig
  • Role: Audrey
  • Judy Greer
  • Role: Dr. Kurtz
  • Laurence Fishburne
  • Role: 
  • Troian Bellisario
  • Role: Becky
  • Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson
  • Role: Captain J. Rouverol
  • James Urbaniak
  • Role: Marcus Strang
  • Claudia Doumit
  • Role: Iris
  • Kate Easton
  • Role: Tammy
  • Lana Young
  • Role: Elaine
  • Zoe Chao
  • Role: Soo-Lin
  • Katelyn Statton
  • Role: Vivian
  • Richard Robichaux
  • Role: Floyd
  • Owen Buckenmaier
  • Role: Kyle
  • Joe Fishel
  • Role: Parent
  • Megan Mullally
  • Role: Judy Toll
  • Steve Zahn
  • Role: David Walker
  • Kate Burton
  • Role: Ellen Idelson

Crew Where'd You Go, Bernadette

  • Richard Linklater
  • Screenplay
  • Richard Linklater
  • Director
  • Sandra Adair
  • Editor
  • Brad Simpson
  • Producer
  • Ginger Sledge
  • Producer
  • Graham Reynolds
  • Original Music Composer
  • Shane F. Kelly
  • Director of Photography
  • Bruce Curtis
  • Production Design
  • Kari Perkins
  • Costume Design
  • Nina Jacobson
  • Producer
  • Vincent Palmo Jr.
  • Screenplay
  • Megan Ellison
  • Executive Producer
  • Holly Gent Palmo
  • Screenplay
  • Gregory A. Weimerskirch
  • Art Direction
  • Maria Semple
  • Executive Producer
  • Maria Semple
  • Novel
  • Jillian Longnecker
  • Executive Producer
  • Vicky Boone
  • Casting Director
  • Beauchamp Fontaine
  • Set Decoration


Movie 2: The Peanut Butter Falcon

It’s an odd title and an equally odd story. It’s also intriguing in such a way that it slowly but surely draws you in bit by bit. The ultimate results are layered in heart warming themes of redemption and friendship.

It’s not obvious at first but there is a universal message about love, kindness, forgiveness, and hope that transcends any small quirks or blemishes.

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The Peanut Butter Falcon (August 9, 2019)

Release Date: August 9, 2019
Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Zack Gottsagen, Dakota Johnson, John Hawkes
Genres: Adventure, Drama, Comedy
Runtime: 97 min
Original Title: The Peanut Butter Falcon
Original Film Language: English
Production Companies: Armory Films, Nut Bucket Films, Tvacom Film and TV, Lucky Treehouse
A down-on-his-luck crab fisherman embarks on a journey to get a young man with Down syndrome to a professional wrestling school in rural North Carolina and away from the retirement home where he’s lived for the past two and a half years.

Cast The Peanut Butter Falcon

  • Shia LaBeouf
  • Role: Tyler
  • Zack Gottsagen
  • Role: Zak
  • Dakota Johnson
  • Role: Eleanor
  • John Hawkes
  • Role: Duncan
  • Thomas Haden Church
  • Role: Clint / The Salt Water Redneck
  • Bruce Dern
  • Role: Carl
  • Jon Bernthal
  • Role: Mark
  • Yelawolf
  • Role: Ratboy
  • Jake Roberts
  • Role: Sam
  • Mick Foley
  • Role: Jacob

Crew The Peanut Butter Falcon

  • Albert Berger
  • Producer
  • Ron Yerxa
  • Producer
  • Kevin Tent
  • Editor
  • Tim Shriver
  • Executive Producer
  • Nigel Bluck
  • Director of Photography
  • Noam Pikelny
  • Original Music Composer
  • Aaron Scotti
  • Executive Producer
  • Jonathan Sadoff
  • Original Music Composer
  • Christopher Lemole
  • Producer
  • Lauren Thomas
  • Makeup Department Head
  • Tim Zajaros
  • Producer
  • Gabrael Wilson
  • Production Design
  • Andrea Bowman
  • Hair Department Head
  • Manu Gargi
  • Executive Producer
  • Tyler Nilson
  • Director
  • Tyler Nilson
  • Writer
  • Melissa Walker
  • Costume Design
  • Lije Sarki
  • Producer
  • Matthew J. Malek
  • Executive Producer
  • Shaquanta Green
  • Hairstylist
  • Gabe Witcher
  • Original Music Composer
  • Myeisha Wade
  • Key Hair Stylist
  • David Thies
  • Producer
  • Carmella Casinelli
  • Executive Producer
  • Michelle Sie Whitten
  • Executive Producer
  • Zachary Dawes
  • Original Music Composer
  • Nat Fuller
  • Editor
  • Brie Puneky
  • Key Makeup Artist
  • Michael Schwartz
  • Director
  • Michael Schwartz
  • Writer

Movie 3: Blinded by the Light

If you need a reminder about the immigrant family experience, the confusion and angst of High School or a reflection on the 1980’s in the London suburb of Luton, this is your movie.

It’s a true story based on the memoir by Sarfraz Manzoor. There is a heavy dose of Bruce Springsteen music. If you are a”Boss” fan you will want to watch the credits at the end. Overall, it’s charming, a little cheesy but thoroughly delightful entertainment.

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Blinded by the Light (August 9, 2019)

Release Date: August 9, 2019
Starring: Viveik Kalra, Nell Williams, Hayley Atwell, Kulvinder Ghir
Genres: Drama, Comedy, Music
Runtime: 114 min
Original Title: Blinded by the Light
Original Film Language: English
Production Companies: New Line Cinema, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Bend It Films, Ingenious Media, Levantine Films, Rakija Films
In 1987, during the austere days of Thatcher’s Britain, a teenager learns to live life, understand his family, and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen.

Cast Blinded by the Light

  • Viveik Kalra
  • Role: Javed
  • Nell Williams
  • Role: Eliza
  • Hayley Atwell
  • Role: Ms Clay
  • Kulvinder Ghir
  • Role: Malik
  • Aaron Phagura
  • Role: Roops
  • Dean-Charles Chapman
  • Role: Matt
  • Meera Ganatra
  • Role: Noor
  • Nikita Mehta
  • Role: Shazia
  • Tara Divina
  • Role: Yasmeen
  • Rob Brydon
  • Role: Matt's Dad
  • Frankie Fox
  • Role: Colin Hand
  • Sally Phillips
  • Role: Mrs. Anderson
  • Sofia Abbasi
  • Role: 1980's Local Resident
  • Asheq Akhtar
  • Role: Butcher
  • Vincent Andriano
  • Role: Billy
  • David Hayman
  • Role: Mr. Evans
  • Lorraine Ashbourne
  • Role: Kathy
  • Marcus Brigstocke
  • Role: Eliza’s Dad
  • Olivia Poulet
  • Role: Eliza’s Mum
  • Jeff Mirza
  • Role: Mr. Shah

Crew Blinded by the Light

  • Gurinder Chadha
  • Director
  • Gurinder Chadha
  • Writer
  • Sarfraz Manzoor
  • Writer
  • Justin Krish
  • Editor
  • Paul Mayeda Berges
  • Writer
  • Ben Smithard
  • Director of Photography
  • Jane Barclay
  • Producer
  • Paul Mayeda Berges
  • Executive Producer
  • Alice Dawson
  • Co-Producer
  • A. R. Rahman
  • Music
  • Susie Figgis
  • Editor
  • Nick Ellis
  • Production Design
  • Grant Bailey
  • Art Direction
  • Lucy Howe
  • Set Decoration
  • Annie Hardinge
  • Costume Design
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Music
  • Gurinder Chadha
  • Producer
  • Jamal Daniel
  • Producer

One thought on “Movies: Where’d You Go Bernadette, The Peanut Butter Falcon, Blinded by the Light”

  1. I read the review for blinded by the light in the sf Chronicle. From previews it looked like a good movie. Besides, I always liked the Boss. This was a good movie and I want to pull out my old Springsteen CD and listen again.

    Thanks guys!

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