It even screened that year at the Toronto International Film Festival. That's two solid pieces of advice given to Brie Larson's lead character inUnicorn Store, the Captain Marvel star's directorial debut that hits Netflix next month. Netflix obtained the film's distributing rights in January. The cast includes Samuel L. Jackson, Bradley Whitford, Joan Cusack, Martha MacIsaac, Karan Soni, Ryan Hansen, Annaleigh Ashford, Hamish Linklater, & Mamoudou Athie. But an encounter with a magical man (Jackson) at the questionably real Unicorn Store inspires her to embrace her quirks and live life by her standards.
Larson, 29, stars in the film as Kit, a young woman in her 20s who is unwilling to become a full-fledged adult.
Larson directed from a script by Samantha McIntyre.
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During a tearful confab, Kit's mother tells her: 'The most grown-up thing you can do is fail at things you really care about, ' and they fall into each other's arms.
The trailer continues to highlight familial tensions and the strained dynamic between Kit, her parents, and her presumed brother Kevin (Karan Soni) when Kit says, "I know that I'm just a disappointment". "I chose to pull old home movies and include them in the film, and in that I found all this footage of me as a kid wanting a unicorn".
Larson has a lot on her plate as of late. But then she receives a letter in an envelope, instructing her to go to a mysterious store where she's greeted by a purple-suited Jackson. Larson is set to reprise the role in Avengers: Endgame, coming in April.
The film and its buzz somewhat disappeared after its TIFF premiere two years ago, but /Film's Marshall Shaffer was warm to the film, writing, "Unicorn Store might not wield the fanciest and finest filmmaking techniques to convey this morsel of knowledge, but it does show Larson possesses a wisdom beyond her years (as anyone who follows her on social media can attest)".