“Everybody needs to smile on Valentine’s Day, the saddest holiday of the year,” says Better Call Saul‘s Bob Odenkirk in an effort to pitch his new Netflix film, Girlfriend’s Day.
That sentence speaks aptly to what Girlfriend’s Day is and does; it’s a dark comedy (often literally, shot in shades of gray that would make E.L. James jealous) with layers of lies, betrayal and absurdity — the dark side of Valentine’s Day on a film noir canvas.
In Girlfriend’s Day, Odenkirk plays Ray Wentworth, a washed-up greeting card writer who used to rule his industry. When his state introduces a new holiday, Girlfriend’s Day, Ray gets caught in the frenzy to write the perfect card, and entangled in a web of murder and conspiracy that he may not escape. Read more…‘Girlfriend’s Day’ is the bleak Netflix comedy you need today