Hollywood star Andrew Garfield’s latest movie, Mainstream, is now available for viewing in the UK.
Although when the film was shown at the 2020 Venice Film Festival, viewers were not impressed, causing some to leave the theater.
This comedy-drama revolves around a character named Frankie, played by Maya Hawke, a struggling Hollywood filmmaker.
After meeting a charismatic stranger named Link, played by Garfield, they finally succeed.
The synopsis reads: “In this cautionary tale, three people fight to preserve their identity, forming an eccentric love triangle in the rapidly changing age of the Internet.”
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Directed by Gia Coppola, the film looks at the phenomena of internet celebs in a satirical way.
While the 1.5-hour movie didn’t appeal to everyone, according to The Independent, some viewers left the stage when it aired at the 2020 Venice Film Festival.
Andrew Link’s character was condemned in an IndieWire report because they called him “one of the dirtiest characters ever.”
The character has also been described as “Val Kilmer’s curious Jim Morrison lover in The Doors and Joaquin Phoenix’s The Joker.”
Andrew Garfield in the mainstream (Photo: IFC FILMS)
The film’s reviews were also no better at Variety, calling it “the film’s messy, childish scribble.”
They also called Andrzej “an unstable young man who hangs out with his friends in a tough, gruesome idiot obsessed with mercilessly climbing numbers.”
The Times also dubbed his character the “Absolute Key” because they claimed viewers mostly wanted to punch him.
The review said, “It’s the male counterpart to the Manic Pixie Dream Girl (think Zooey Deschanel in 500 Days of Summer), and you’ll mostly want to hit it off.”
People are not impressed by Andrew’s new movie (Photo: IFC FILMS)
In the movie, YouTubers Jake Paul and Patrick Starrr also appeared in the episodes.
From the reviews, it seems that not many people were impressed with the movie after its US premiere in 2021.
On IMDB, it is rated 4.9 and ranked lower on Rotten Tomatoes, with just 33 percent in the review aggregator.
Although viewership is slightly higher at 43 percent.
People in the UK can now watch the film to see if they share what critics think, as it can be purchased on Prime Video for £7.99.
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