Girlfriend's Day

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Girlfriend's Day
Girlfriend's Day poster.jpg
Official poster
Directed byMichael Stephenson
Produced by
  • Bob Odenkirk
  • Marc Provissiero
  • M. Elizabeth Hughes
  • Bryan DeGuire
Written by
Starring
Narrated by
Music byBobby Tahouri
CinematographyRichard Wong
Edited byTerel Gibson
Production
company
Distributed byNetflix
Release date
  • February 14, 2017 (2017-02-14) (United States)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Girlfriend's Day is an American comedy-drama film directed by Michael Paul Stephenson and written by Bob Odenkirk, Philip Zlotorynski, and Eric Hoffman. The film stars Odenkirk and Amber Tamblyn and was released on Netflix on February 14, 2017.

Plot[edit]

Rival greeting card companies owned by members of the same family operate in a California city and Ray Wentworth works for one. Previously celebrated for the quality of his romance cards, Ray's divorce leaves him with depression and writer's block, and he is fired. California's governor declares a new holiday, Girlfriend's Day, which includes a contest to produce the best greeting card to commemorate it. Ray's former boss believes Ray can recapture his old magic and hires him under the table to create a card good enough to win the contest. Ray then becomes involved in a tangle of deceit and murder as the rival companies fight to win the contest and the profits and prestige that will come with the victory.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

On June 4, 2013, it was announced that Bob Odenkirk would write and star as Ray, a greeting cards writer, in the comedy drama film Girlfriend's Day, which would be directed by Michael Stephenson.[1] Michael and Lindsay Stephenson would produce the film through their Magic Stone Productions along with Odenkirk and Marc Provissiero through their Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment.[1] On September 17, 2013, Amber Tamblyn joined the film to play a fan of greeting card writers.[2] On November 23, 2015, Netflix acquired global distribution rights for the film, which was also co-written by Philip Zlotorynski and Eric Hoffman, and also produced by M. Elizabeth Hughes.[3]

Principal photography on the film began on November 30, 2015 in Los Angeles.[4]

Release[edit]

The film was released worldwide on February 14, 2017.[5]

Critical Response[edit]

The film received mixed reviews from critics, where the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 43% with an average 5.5/10.[6] On February 15, 2017 Paste Magazine gave the film an 8.0 rating (out of 10). On January 8, 2019 New York Magazine ranked Girlfriend's Day #56 out of 201 Netflix Original Movies.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bob Odenkirk To Write, Star In 'Girlfriend's Day' For 'Best Worst Movie' Helmer". Deadline. June 4, 2013. Retrieved December 31, 2015.
  2. ^ Yamato, Jen (September 17, 2013). "Amber Tamblyn To Join Bob Odenkirk In 'Girlfriend's Day'". Deadline. Retrieved December 31, 2015.
  3. ^ Ford, Rebecca (November 23, 2015). "Netflix Nabs Chris Sparling's 'Mercy,' 'Girlfriend's Day' With Bob Odenkirk (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 31, 2015.
  4. ^ "On the Set for 12/4/15: Gal Gadot Grabs Her Lasso for 'Wonder Woman', Brad Pitt Wraps 'War Machine', 'Resident Evil' Team Finish Final Chapter". SSN Insider. December 4, 2015. Archived from the original on June 10, 2017. Retrieved December 31, 2015.
  5. ^ Zemler, Emily (January 17, 2017). "How Bob Odenkirk Brought a Comic Sweetness to His New Noir Film Girlfriend's Day". Esquire.com. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  6. ^ "Girlfriend's Day (2018)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved August 5, 2018.

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