2.5/5

Ava (2020)

Ava is a Netflix movie starring one of my favorites, Jessica Chastain. I went into this flick expecting to absolutely love it, but I ended up feeling meh about it. In a nutshell, Ava is an assassin and recovering alcoholic recruited and trained by Duke (played by John Malkovich) for an organization we really never learn much about. At this point in the review I feel like anyone who has ever watched a movie ever knows exactly what happens next. And you’re right. It’s an incredibly formulaic movie. HOWEVER, there is one shining spot in the entire flick and that is Our Lady of the Baseballs, Geena Davis. She plays Ava’s mom and in one incredible mother-daughter scene she manages to make the viewer (me) feel things. I hate feeling things. There are worse ways to spend an hour and a half of your life, but there are a lot more movies that tell the same story in a much better fashion. 

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