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“Family Was Always On Set”: Valerie Weiss on Mixtape, Covid Rehearsals and Why Directing TV is Great

“Family Was Always On Set”: Valerie Weiss on Mixtape, Covid Rehearsals and Why Directing TV is Great

In the new Netflix film Mixtape, 12-year-old Beverly (Gemma Brooke Allen) tries to learn about her late parents by tracking down the songs they loved, a task made difficult by the pre-iTunes and Spotify era in which the movie takes place. The quest to find the songs—a necessity for Beverly given the unwillingness and inability of her grandmother (Julie Bowen) to answer questions about her mom and dad—yields one of the sweetest, smartest, funniest, and most touching coming of age dramedies since Stand By Me, a film with which Mixtape both invites and earns comparison thanks to its skillfully calibrated […]

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