May 2020 will bring a number of new films to theaters, including a Steve Carell comedic movie, an animated children’s movie, and a documentary about a former first lady. There are also several new Netflix series, including Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. In addition, there are several classics returning to television.
One of the hottest new films starring Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani, “The Lovebirds,” is set for release on May 1. Another notable release this month is the comedy drama “The Half of It,” directed by Saving Face director Alice Wu. Those who have watched Wu’s previous works will definitely want to check out this new film.
A comedy starring Steve Guttenberg and Kirstie Alley, “It Takes Two,” is also ending on Netflix this month. The film is about two identical strangers who swap lives. It is rated PG-13, but has received mixed reviews from critics. It also stars Emma Watson and Chris Pratt.
Another comedy on the summer movie list is “The Wrong Missy,” which is directed by Tyler Spindel. It is based on a screenplay by Chris Pappas and Kevin Barnett. David Spade and Lauren Lapkus are both excellent comedic actors, and the trailer showed some good laughs.
There are also a number of Pixar movies hitting theaters this month. Finding Dory, from Pixar, is close to Monsters University, but is a more original story. It follows the story of teenage elf brothers Ian and Barney Lightfoot, voiced by Tom Holland and Chris Pratt.
Another horror movie in May 2020 is “Deerskin,” from director Oz Perkins. The acclaimed director updates a classic Grimm fairytale. Sophia Lillis portrays an older Gretel in this updated version of the fairytale. Meanwhile, Alice Krige plays a hungry witch. While the film has some great performances, it suffers from a lackluster script.
A couple of millennial favorites have come to the end of their careers in Hollywood. “Back to the Future” has become a millennial favorite. While its story still resonates with millennials, it also holds up for audiences of all ages. It’s a good choice for families and moviegoers.