Juanita Reviews

March 8, 2019
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.
March 8, 2019
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.
March 8, 2019
The only thing keeping this movie from completely driving off the road is Alfre Woodard.
March 8, 2019
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.
May 6, 2019
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.
March 21, 2019
Alfre Woodard saves formulaic tale; cursing, drinking.
March 15, 2019
It's a funny, sweet love story that has subtle undertones about life, social issues, and race without being heavy-handed.
March 14, 2019
Juanita, with subtle lighthearted charm, mixes drama and laughter to tell a story of a Black woman who prioritizes self-care in order to not be eaten alive by the rat race of life.
March 14, 2019
An ideal get for Netflix, Juanita is a cozy romp that goes down easy and is best experienced on the couch, a glass of wine in tow.
March 13, 2019
Mothers in American cinema are either deified or demonized," something Juanita successfully avoids doing.
March 9, 2019
Veteran actress Alfre Woodard clearly deserves a fiercer streaming vehicle than this, but her typically gripping performance elevates Juanita above its many formulaic trappings.
March 9, 2019
Alfre Woodard is a gem, even if the movie isn't.
March 9, 2019
Juanita is filled with humor, love, and liberation - it's a bright shiny gem among today's crop of rom-coms.
March 8, 2019
Stream it for Alfre Woodard's performance, but prepare yourself to wonder just what kind of movie you watched when its over.