“Uncorked” (Netflix)

This suggestion from Carla:

“I want to recommend Uncorked on Netflix. It’s set in Memphis, and is about an African American man who wants to be a master sommelier but his father wants him to take over the family barbecue restaurant. It’s so good!”

Thank you, Carla! “Uncorked” will never get the cult following that “Tiger King” has, but that’s too bad because it is a wonderful film and refreshing counterbalance to the sociopathy and dysfunction of TK. It’s the kind of film I have been desperate for in these bleak days. It’s funny. It’s sad. It’s filled with convincing characters and an unpredictable but believable plot. It never crosses the line into sentimentality because the dialogue and the acting is so strong. Although black/white differences and some explicit rap keep the story grounded, it’s not really what the movie is about.

By the way, Carla is a youth librarian in the San Francisco Bay area. Check out her excellent blog directed at Young Adult readers of all ages:

https://booksicantshutupabout.com

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