The trailer for Brie Larson's directorial debut 'Unicorn Store' is whimsical

Tabitha Dunn
March 24, 2019

The film, which premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, comes out next month on Netflix, which wisely predicted that people would want more of Larson and Jackson following Captain Marvel.

The film, written by Samantha McIntyre and starring Larson in the central role, follows a young woman by the name of Kit as she picks up a temporary position working in a public relations firm and wonders if she'll ever have the life she has always dreamt of having. Netflix obtained the film's distributing rights in January. So, instead, she saddles up with corporate America, rather begrudgingly. Overall, it looks very fantastical, emotional and a little off the beaten path.

Based on a script by Samantha McIntyre (TBS' People of Earth), Unicorn Store - exploding with enough rainbows to fill a Lisa Frank pop-up store - stars the Oscar victor as Kit, a twentysomething dreamer reluctant to leave the safety net of her family and embrace adulthood.

Her parents are of course perplexed at her behavior, and at one point her mother yells at her: 'Should we just get you a puppy?' Larson and Jackson are joined by cast members Joan Cusack, Bradley Whitford, Karan Soni, Annaleigh Ashford and Ryan Hansen.

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The Captain Marvel actress stars as Kit, a young woman who - after failing out of art school and taking a boring office job - feels like she is going nowhere in life. Ready to put her childhood behind her, she accepts an invitation to a store where a mysterious salesman (Samuel L. Jackson) presents her with the opportunity to obtain her greatest childhood desire: a unicorn. It's produced by Lynette Howell Taylor, David Bernad, Brie Larson, Paris Kasidokostas-Latsis, Terry Dougas and Venom director Ruben Fleischer.

"I know that the film isn't for every person". The film now holds a 68 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes and a 48 percent grade on Metacritic. In any case, since Netflix picked this one up, it will cost nothing additional for subscribers to watch it, accept for their time.

Unicorn Store starts streaming April 5.

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