On the Rocks

I found this movie on Apple + and it appealed to me because…who doesn’t love Bill Murray? So I watched On the Rocks mainly because of the presence of the comedic actor.

I found the film to be a pretty normal and average film that was elevated by Bill Murray. He was so great here and he brought the charm of Bill Murray. He took the On the Rocks film and made it more than what it was going to be before.

Laura (Rashida Jones) is a young mother who has started to believe that her busy husband Dean (Marlon Wayans) was starting to ignore her. Since her father Felix (Bill Murray) had cheated on her mother when she was a child, the thought that Dean might be doing the same thing entered her mind.

Felix encouraged the thought, perhaps subconsciously, to spend more time with his daughter. The two of them started to follow Dean and to investigate the suspicious behavior.

Directed by Sofia Coppola, On the Rocks shows Bill Murray at his best. He has great chemistry with his daughter Rashida Jones, who holds her own beside the scene-stealing superstar. The relationship between Murray and Jones drove the film and there is a scene where they discussed Murray’s character’s infidelity and it was powerful.

An A24 film, On the Rocks was a fun time.

3.6 stars

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