The Kitchen (2019)

Directed Andrea Berloff

Starring Melissa McCarthy, Tiffani Haddish, Elisabeth Moss

I like gangster movies. When I saw the trailer it interested me, I liked the concept of the wives having to take over for their husbands. Even though it comes after the movie Widows that has the same concept. 

The movie is set in Hell’s Kitchen. Leaders of the Irish mob go to rob a convenience store they are arrested by the FBI. This leaves their wives depending on Little Jackie the new head of the mob to provide for them while their husbands are in jail. When the money they received was not enough they decide to go into business themselves against Jackie. Slowly the three women build a solid organization and take over the city. The power changes each of them in different ways. They have to make a stand in a world dominated by men. 

The movie had a good concept but it failed at the delivery in my opinion. They went the easy way with the story, only one true plot twist. I lost real interest halfway to the film. It had good moments but not enough to make it a great film. 

I am not a fan of the actresses that starred in the film, but I gave them a chance. Melissa McCarthy was good in the film, she surprised me with her performance. Tiffani Haddish and Elizabeth Moss were good also but not like McCarthy. My one thing is that only McCartney gave a smooth performance in the sense that it did not felt forced. 

This movie is one of those that is better to see it on home video. It is not a bad movie, but I don’t think it was worth the trip to a movie theater. 

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