On the Rocks
Sofia Coppola's On the Rocks, which opened October 2 in select theaters and will debut on October 23 on Apple TV+, may seem like a minor movie from that great American filmmaker, less significant than masterpieces like Lost in Translation or Somewhere. It tells a simple, lighthearted, straightforward story of a New York woman, Laura (Rashida Jones), who begins to suspect that her marriage to Dean (Marlon Wayans) is in trouble. Her doting father Felix (Bill Murray) tries to help her in some very funny and slightly unorthodox ways. Indeed, it doesn't look particularly profound, nor particularly relevant to our time, yet it somehow recalls a movie like 1937's The Awful Truth, a screwball comedy, also about a marriage in trouble...