Newest Film Lands on Netflix
Natalie Portman's latest film, "May December," has been acquired by Netflix after its successful premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the movie received a standing ovation lasting six minutes during its debut screening.
"May December" revolves around Portman's character, Elizabeth, a Hollywood actress who portrays a woman involved in a high-profile relationship with a man 23 years her junior. The film delves into their journey of having a child together and enduring intense media scrutiny.
Elizabeth travels to Georgia to meet the real-life couple, Gracie and Joe, portrayed by Julianne Moore and Charles Melton respectively. The couple, once headline news, now leads a quieter life as their twin children prepare to leave for university. Despite receiving hate mail, they have built a comfortable life, thanks to the sale of their wedding photos, and are well-regarded within their local community.
The review of the film in The Hollywood Reporter highlights the exceptional performances by both Portman and Moore. The tension escalates as one character wants to confront the past while the other prefers to leave it behind. Additionally, the film is praised for its nuanced portrayal of light and darkness in the lives of its female leads. Cory Michael Smith's brief but captivating performance as Georgie, Gracie's eldest son from a previous marriage, is also commended.
"May December" will be released on Netflix and will have a theatrical release as well. Further details regarding release dates are yet to be announced.