Jenny Slate Stage Fright Review - No, this isn’t filled with Chris Evans hate jokes

Jenny Slate Stage Fright Review - No, this isn’t filled with Chris Evans hate jokes
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For various reasons, you can forgive Jenny Slate for getting Stage Fright, we are talking about her devastating break up with Chris Evans. When Jenny and Chris publicly announced their relationship, fans were beyond disappointed because they felt, Captain America, deserved better. Secretly many of them wanted Chris to date Scarlett Johansson who plays Black Widow in the Avengers series. Soon, fans did what fans do best, shower Jenny Slate with hate messages on social media, which forced Jenny (who was otherwise an established comedian) with appearances in famous shows such as Parks and Recreations, Girls, Married, Bored To Death. Although she appeared in a show were the Obamas appeared as guests, fans decided that she was still not facially and financially worthy of being the lover of Chris Evans. Hence, they parted ways but kept a cordial relation with each other. Like Slate said herself, ‘It’s a little more complex than that’. Stage Fright comprises of documentary snippets and public performances of Jenny Slate at Gramacy. Thankfully the audience accepts her and even laughs at her jokes. (Unless those voices are canned, it’s difficult to distinguish at times). Director Robespierre also includes playful rhythms along with the performance materials which doesn’t come out completely as unsatisfactory. Also when it contributes to the narration, it runs smoothly. In many ways, Stage Fright reflects Jenny’s uncanny style of humour. The first few minutes is a staged mess despite which Slate cheerfully makes the environment comfortable. But Slate probably forgets that the audience is paid to laugh, and sometimes it is okay to crack something uncomfortable, but make sure it’s worthy of laughter. Because when you publicly talk about what makes everyone uncomfortable, there’s a strange kind of connection, which ironically only makes us all more comfortable and allows a passage to be intimate. Soon Slate’s lively performance becomes infectious. She even makes fun of her attire, a flowery black shirt and pants. She describes it as a tuxedo for women who like to move. In her goofy ways, she is natural. Slate examines her own life from various documentary footages. She comes up with funny punchlines. She talks to her parents, sisters, grandparents on more appropriate topics. She learns to laugh at herself and move on.

Rating: 2.5/5

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