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February 5, 2021

At teh Movies: Timberlake seeks redemption in formulaic ‘Palmer'

AP Film Writer

There's a kitchen-sink full of Serious Drama Cliches in the new Justin Timberlake film “Palmer,” about a high school football star turned convict who must help the young gender fluid boy with the addict mom next door while also trying to regain his footing in his small Louisiana hometown. It'd be an insult to real Oscar-bait to even call this Oscar-bait. And yet, compelling performances make “Palmer” watchable and fairly affecting despite the fact that we've seen this kind of thing so many times before.


Director: Fisher Stevens

Cast: Justin Timberlake. Juno Temple, Ryder Allen, June Squibb, Alisha Wainwright

Rating: R

Running time: 110 minutes

Where to watch: Apple TV+

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