Netflix & Chill with Gabbi: See You in Valhalla

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Tribeca Film Festival
April 21, 2016

photo via Abby Haessig ’16

Welcome to the second season of Netflix and Chill! That was super corny, but let’s move on. Over the break, I watched a lot of shows, documentaries, and movies…purely for my role as a staff writer, not because I am a hermit. One movie that really captivated me was the comedy-drama See You in Valhalla. This movie kept sneaking into my suggested watches and one night I decided I would watch and I am so glad I did.

The movie is about a dysfunctional family whose arguably most dysfunctional member dies in an unusual way. See You in Valhalla really makes you think about your life and how crazy things can be. I do not want to say much because you need to watch this movie with a pure mindset, you should not go in knowing anything about this movie, trust me. I wish I could watch it again for the first time because it really resonated with me, and will with you.

See You in Valhalla stars Sarah Hyland, who most people will know from her character on Modern Family. Her role as Johana Burwood is so different from Haley Dunphy. Johana is very mature and has made some very tough decisions, basically the complete opposite of Dunphy. It was nice to see that Hyland can branch out and be a versatile actress, especially for being relatively young.

Take a chance on me this weekend (or week, since you know, syllabus week) and watch this movie. Take whatever you can from it. and I’ll See You in Valhalla.