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Juanita's refreshing journey of self-actualization may lead to a predictable destination, but a sterling star turn by Alfre Woodard gives this sojourn an invaluable spark.



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Burdened by troubles in life and love, a mother of three grown children searches for hope and healing on an impromptu trip to Paper Moon, Montana.

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  • If the main takeaway from Juanita is that it exposes us to a variety of characters we're not used to seeing interact with each other in places that are also just as rare, it's a breezy watch that could pair nicely with a tall glass of wine one evening.

    Mar 8, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Although "Juanita" teeters off track a bit with the chef's half-baked back story, it soars when it allows its lead to explore the complexities of love and unbridled joy. And Woodard completely owns it.

    Mar 8, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The only thing keeping this movie from completely driving off the road is Alfre Woodard.

    Mar 8, 2019 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • It's a step in the right direction for Netflix in one way, giving an older black woman her own narrative but one hopes that with progress, more adequate resources and more gifted storytellers will help bring these stories to light in the future.

    Mar 8, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Very middle of the road movie... Alfred Woodard is very good in it.

    Sep 19, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The radiant Alfre Woodard stars as a woman who is fed up - with her unemployed grown children, dreary job at a nursing home, non-existent love life. She finally stands up for herself, forging unlikely new friendships in a new community.

    May 6, 2019 | Rating: 7.5/10 | Full Review…

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