What to Watch: "The Drop" Premieres Exclusively on Hulu
Friday, January 13th
Director: Sarah Adina Smith
Co-Writers: Sarah Adina Smith and Joshua Leonard
Cast: Anna Konkle, Jermaine Fowler, Jillian Bell, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Robin Thede, Aparna Nancherla, Joshua Leonard, Jennifer Lafleur, Elisha Henig
This movie is about Lex (“PEN15’s” Anna Konkle) and Mani (“Coming 2 America’s” Jermaine Fowler) who are a happily married young couple, running their dream artisanal bakery, in Los Angeles and are enthusiastic about starting a family together. They go on a trip to a tropical island resort for a friend’s destination wedding, which coincides with Lex’s ovulation cycle, and feels like the perfect opportunity to conceive. But good vibes and high hopes are cut short when, shortly after their arrival to paradise, Lex accidentally drops her friend’s (Aparna Nancherla, “Search Party”) baby in front of all their friends.
Paradise becomes purgatory for our couple as recriminations, passive-aggression, and old wounds begin to permeate the island reunion and throw Mani and Lex’s future into deep uncertainty.
Movie Still/Photo courtesy Asia Willis Nov 22, 2022, 1:37 PM via BRIGADE
Anita Johnson-Brown, Editor. Non 29, 2022