Sunday, April 26, 2020
Ariela Rubin on Vanilla (2020)
Vanilla is an indie movie about two people who don't know each other who go on a road trip together.
Elliot is trying to create his own app, Kimmie works at a pizza shop. Elliot is trying to sell his van and Kimmie wants to buy it, until she changes her mind. Elliot finds someone who's in New Orleans who wants to buy it, and so Elliot and Kimmie decide to go on a road trip from New York to New Orleans together to sell the van. They make up some rules ahead of time, and soon discover each other's secrets and personalities.
This is a fun movie. It wasn't your usual friendship road trip movie. It felt different, and I was happy that the ending felt more real than most movies. I don't want to give it away though. While I don't think it's a must see, it's a light film and was entertaining. I enjoyed it. It also had what I consider the perfect runtime of an hour and a half.
VANILLA hits VOD Tuesday April 28