Hi everyone! Now here’s something you don’t see on this blog very often, A movie review! I usually stick to product and book reviews so this was an enlightening experience for me and I can see a lot more of these heading your way in the future as I’m a huge movie buff at the moment, I want to see everything 😂
I have watched loads of films in my spare time since the beginning of the year and I’m so happy that the Laundromat was one of them. As soon as I started watching this movie I knew I wanted to review it in some shape or form and keep it spoiler free so as not to ruin it for those of you that haven’t seen it yet. Let’s get right into it!
When a widow gets swindled out of insurance money, her search for answers leads to two cunning lawyers in Panama who hide cash for the super rich.
At first what made me watch this movie was the fact that Meryl Streep is in it and in my opinion, everything she is in is extraordinary! She certainly only chooses to grace the screen with her presence when the script jumps out at her as being different and that saves the rest of us from doing the work of digging for a good film 😏😂. After that it was the plot (that happens to be the true story of Mossack Fonseca) that drew me in. I have a very diverse taste in movies and can’t pinpoint a type but what I do know is that my favourites are all quirky and unique (that is most definitely a type Lucy 🤦😂) and the Laundromat was 100% that!
I’d say that in order to not give the game away the only character I could give a character analysis on is that of Ellen Martin who is played by Meryl Streep. She is a strong person and I think she only realized it or had the chance to discover that side of herself after the tragic accident that took place at the very beginning of the story.
She wanted justice and revenge but above all what she really needed all along was something to take her mind off what had occured. Going on this entertaining yet scary adventure she achieved all of the above. Ellen encountered many brick walls on her journey but didn’t give up which is a very admirable quality to possess.
A whole new life begins for her as she becomes caught up in an entity that is bigger than all of us…greed. The Laundromat tells various stories of those connected to the money launderers that were the nemesis of Ellen Martin and the making of this film, Mossack Fonseca.
The story was told very well in segments of the secrets of money launderers creating shell companies (such as the insurance firm that the main character delves into) that build up and hold money. These companies are then rinsed of the money as they never were what they claimed to be and the whole process is then repeated.
This is something that is happening everyday and it’s so weird to think that this is based on a true story. I loved the moments when the narrators explained the world of what was going on and the deeper meaning behind all of the references to money that were being made. The ending was MAGNIFICENT! I wasn’t expecting the plot twist at all which is really odd as I’m usually the one to mentally point it out and ruin it for myself 😂 What I took from this movie is that people are easily dispensable and often replaced by others and that there is a whole other world out there alongside our own that depends on crime to survive. I give this move 4/5 stars as it was really good ⭐ (I don’t know where that last star went but I don’t feel like giving it for some reason 😂).
Thank you for reading this review! 🍿 Have you seen The Laundromat before? Has my review intrigued you to give it a watch? Let me know in the comments below and i hope you have a lovely day ❤️