Each week, Hulu adds a good number of new movies. While they’re usually older masterpieces from the vault, every now and then an intriguing Original appears that should be on your attention. Check out this week’s highlights, as well as CNET’s complete list of the top 5 Hulu Originals.
I Am Greta (2020):
It was only a matter of time until a documentary on Greta Thunberg, a young climate change campaigner, became available. I Am Greta is an intimate look at Thunberg’s one-person school strike outside the Swedish parliament for climate action.
Minding The Gap (2018):
On the surface, Bing Liu’s incredible documentary is a love letter to skateboarding. However, if you dig a bit further, you’ll discover Minding the Gap’s immense depths. It examines home trauma, structural racism, and classism in a deep and nuanced story about young people growing up in 21st-century America. It has an impact that extends beyond the skate park.
Plan B (2021):
This road trip comedy treads old ground, but that doesn’t detract from its enjoyment. Kuhoo Verma and Victoria Moroles play unusual best friends: one is a devout student, the other is a slacker who helps the former find a Plan B pill in conservative small-town South Dakota, just 24 hours after a regretful first sexual encounter.
Palm Springs (2020):
Palm Springs belongs in the category of pleasant indie films: Its original sci-fi notion serves as a springboard for deeper thought. Sarah and Nyles, played by Cristin Miloti and Andy Samberg, are two strangers who meet at a wedding and get up to all sorts of mischief, including wandering into a Groundhog Day time loop.
Big Time Adolescence (2019):
Big Time Adolescence is a coming-of-age film that focuses on the messy nature of adolescence. Pete Davidson portrays a slacker who becomes friends with Mo, a 16-year-old. Mo is influenced by him, and as a result, he tries new things, such as drinking alcohol and impressing girls at parties.
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