Movie Review: THE KITCHEN

Movie Review: THE KITCHEN


Writer/Director: Andrea Berloff
Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, Elisabeth Moss, Domhnall Gleeson, Brian d’Arcy James, Common, Margo Martindale

You haven’t seen Melissa McCarthy or Tiffany Haddish in a film like this before. Along with Elisabeth Moss they play mob wives whose husbands have been arrested after a botched robbery at a liquor store. It’s January 1978 in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of New York. The women need money to keep their families afloat, but cash is tight and their crime families won’t chip in to help now that their husbands are locked up. They make a pact to work together to gain control and “take care” of the neighborhood offering protection much like their husbands had. The cash starts flowing in, but the other mob heads aren’t too happy about it.

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