Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar

Friday, February 2 - Saturday, February 3, 2024

“Dropped on VOD during the height of COVID, BARB AND STAR’s forgotten nature is a shame considering it may very well be one of the great comedies of the past ten years. Rarely is a 2020’s comedy so vibrantly colorful, with so much attention to detail and true craftsmanship. Think AUSTIN POWERS meets SPONGEBOB. Yeah, this film is surreal and absurd beyond belief, and when you get to the part with the talking crab you just kinda think to yourself, “yeah, that makes perfect sense.” Annie Mumolo’s Barb and Kristen Wiig’s Star are a match made in heaven – two prudish middle aged women with adventurous souls. When they go on their first vacation in years, they get caught up in a secret plot to destroy Vista Del Mar, involving killer mosquitos. Without a single dry moment, you’ll be hysterically laughing for its entire runtime!” – Evan Schwartz

Screening as part of our midnight series, The Red Eye Winter-Spring 2024

  • Country USA, Mexico
  • Year 2021
  • Running Time 107 minutes
  • Format DCP
  • Distributor Lionsgate
  • Director Josh Greenbaum
  • Cast Annie Mumolo, Kristen Wiig, Jamie Dornan
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil

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