Breaking News in Yuba County

Breaking News in Yuba County

Breaking News in Yuba County

Award-winners Allison Janney (I, Tonya), Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians) and Wanda Sykes (Black-ish) star alongside Mila Kunis (Bad Moms) and Regina Hall (Girls Trip) for this crime-comedy-of-errors from BAFTA-nominated filmmaker Tate Taylor (Ma) and Central Park writer Amanda Idoko.

An overlooked pencil-pusher catches her husband in bed with another woman, the shock of which causes him to die of a heart attack. So she buries his body and takes advantage of the growing celebrity status that comes from having a missing husband. But she quickly finds herself in over her head, dodging cops and criminals, all while trying to keep the truth from her sister, a local news anchor who’s desperate for a story.

2021Rating: MA15+, Strong violence96 minsUK, USA
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Breaking News in Yuba County / Reviews

The New York Times

The New York Times

[An] amoral, repellent bag of sick...

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Variety

Variety

In Janney's hands, we feel for this woman, even if, truth be told, no TV station would carry the story.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Poses the burning question "Why did so many accomplished actors sign on to this?"

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IndieWire

IndieWire

With a background in campy movies like "Ma," you'd think Taylor would just lean into the garish trashiness of it all. But "Breaking News in Yuba County" is afraid to go there...

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

The film's attempts at societal critique feel facile.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

Simultaneously too silly to make any lucid statements and yet too self-serious to be any fun.

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