You might not have heard of it, especially since it looks like Netflix primarily chose to bury the movie, but streamer Mixtape’s all-new original family comedy is a huge critical success. The film premiered last week on the service and despite almost no praise from Netflix itself, or even a hint of revolt on their part, Mixtape has a perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes. Granted, as of this writing there are only eight total reviews for the film posted on the aggregation site, it features high praise from RogerEbert.com and Variety. It takes 80 total reviews for a movie to have a “Certified Fresh” designation on Rotten Tomatoes, which sadly looks like Mixtape might never get, but a 100% perfect is always impressive.
In their review, Variety’s Michael Nordine wrote that: âValerie Weiss’ very young adult dramatic comedy isâ¦ a film about connecting with your roots, making friends and finding each other, Mixtape is a must see movie for. the whole family. For those unfamiliar with the movie, Netflix’s official description for Mixtape reads:
“On the eve of 2000, orphan and clumsy, 12-year-old Beverly Moody (Gemma Brooke Allen) discovers a broken mixtape designed by her teenage parents. Raised by her grandmother Gail (Julie Bowen), a former mother A teenager herself who finds it painful to talk about her late daughter, Beverly sees this mixtape as a chance to learn more about her parents, so she goes on a journey to find all the songs on the tape. befriends her eccentric neighbor, Ellen (Audrey Hsieh); Nicky (Olga Petsa); intimidating (Olga Petsa); and Anti (Nick Thune), an anti-everything record store owner who is key to finding these pieces, and a renewed bond between Gail and Beverly. “
Speaking in a previous interview with Fone Movie For the film, director Valrie Weiss, who previously worked with Netflix on Outer Banks, had this to say about what drew her to the film:
âI read the script and immediately fell in love with it. I’m still looking for, and what I like to describe my work as, a daring light. Something that’s serious and about something real, but it ‘is made in the most delicious, light, fun, funny way. I always say it’s the spoonful of sugar that helps the medicine go down. I mean, I stole this from Mary Poppins, but it’ is exactly the kind of work that I love to do. It’s a movie about grief and loneliness, and trying to find human connections when you’re kind of living in some kind of soup of sadness or loss. Really everything. what helps people learn to forge those connections, when they don’t know how to do it on their own, is something that really appeals to me.
Mixing is now streaming on Netflix, and one of their few movies with a perfect rating.