The Country Club (2023) Film Review


The Country Club

There is one thing that is very striking The Country Cluband what its directors seem to have thought from the start, and that’s helpful towards a better experience: they’re not trying to make the movie you think it’s going to be The Country Club there is The poop and fart jokes are more than enough to get you out of rom-com territory, and during the credits, you get what may be a first in the film industry: a “fart sound” credit. This means your movie won’t be as “friendly” as you think.

But Fiona Robert and Sophia Robert, sisters in real life, treat. Fiona acted as director and her sister co-wrote. They also appear together in the film. They make a decent product that can teach them a lesson about what they need to improve in their storytelling skills and genre rules. But The Country Club funny enough to flash a smile that’s more like admiration for a duo that dared to make golf’s “Animal House” version. Think Caddyshack with a smaller budget and more colorful characters.

The story is simple. Elsa is a very good golfer. His sister, Tina, is aware of this. They’re just not rich enough to be a part of a country club where Elsa can show off her skills and maybe enter a profitable competition. However, an invitation slips by the wayside and Elsa is invited to a tournament at the town’s posh country club. The sisters do not hesitate and decide to take the place of the real Elsa. Needless to say, they drive their own car but decide to Uber a huge car to the club. This is just the first step.

Once inside, The Country Club it turns into something else. A film full of clichéd characters who feel in good place, but the director does not control them thoroughly. Sometimes it’s just too much and John HigginsRoger continues with a characterization reminiscent of an SNL set. Yes, we saw him there before.

Still, Robert regains control with a script that feels weak in the second act, but then goes all out in the third. All stories are supposed to end and manage to complete the circle of the protagonist’s journey. To be honest, the whole resolution is vanilla, but that’s what makes the film appropriate in terms of its humor and genre. To me at least, it felt like a breath of fresh air when the film slows down and returns to a fantasy tale that packs enough punch to make the ratings system go wild.

It’s part romantic comedy, part slapstick comedy, and it works on a level of premises that don’t require much development beyond the basic structure. It doesn’t go too far with extending the runtime for the sake of a joke. Fiona and Sophia know when to stop typing and start thinking about how to shape their ideas.

If this is Roberts’ calling card, I’m all for what’s next.

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