This movie was made in 2017, but just dropped on Netflix recently. As soon as the title popped up in our recommended viewing, Joel knew I would make us watch it. And I'm so glad we did!
It was a delight to see Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson on the screen together again, albeit in very different roles than they played in Captain Marvel. The story follows Kit (Larson) a young twenty-something who fails out of art school and has no direction in life. While working as a temp, she gets invited to "The Store" - where "The Salesman" (Jackson) offers to help her prepare for her unicorn.
From there we follow Kit's wacky adventures as she tries to become financially stable, learn how to feed a unicorn, and build a home for the unicorn in her backyard. She is helped by a guy from the hardware store Virgil (played by Mamoudou Athie and he was an absolute delight!) The movie also explores her relationship with her parents, played by Bradley Whitford and Joan Cusack.
If you have ever struggled with adulting or longed for a childhood dream to come true, this movie is for you. It is equal parts charming, hilarious, and heartwarming. It's one I'll watch again and again!