Justin Timberlake attempts to “say something” about bullying in his new film that’s way too predictable to be profound. He is given an opportunity to play “filthy” in this story of a man returning from prison that tries to “drink away” his problems before finding redemption for his past mistakes.
Taking a cue from ABOUT A BOY, the narrative follows the sweet friendship of JT and a 7-year old flamboyant kid named Sam, strongly played by newcomer, Ryder Allen. And yes, you guessed it – the “young man” ends up teaching JT more by forcing him to look in the “mirror.”
Yet, all of this semi-works, thanks to the acting of JT and Allen. Audiences won’t be able to “stop the feeling” and might just end up “crying a river” as they root for the unlikely duo to succeed.
It’s available on Apple TV +