Hero for Our Times! On-Air Film Review of June Squibb as ‘Thelma’

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CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com appears on “The Morning Mess” with Scott Thompson on WBGR-FM (Monroe, Wisconsin) on June 20th, reviewing “Thelma,” a debut for adapter/director Josh Margolin and featuring the great character actor June Squibb. In theaters on June 21st.

June Squibb is Thelma, a 93-year-old woman who has been without her beloved husband for two years, but still lives independently with help from her grandson Daniel (Fred Hechinger). One night, Daniel calls Thelma in a panic telling her he’s been in a car accident, has run over a pregnant woman and is in custody. To take care of the situation, Thelma then is told to send 10K in cash to a certain address, and she does … yes, she’s been scammed. But, the perpetrators have underestimated this grandma, who recruits her buddy Ben (Richard Roundtree) to help her get the money back.

Thelma
Thelma
Photo credit: Magnolia Pictures

Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com reviewed “Thelma” during the Morning Mess with Scott Thompson on WBGR-FM, Monroe, Wisconsin, June 20th, 2024 …

“Thelma” is in theaters on June 21st. Featuring June Squibb, Fred Hechinger, Richard Roundtree, Parker Posey and Clark Gregg. Screenplay adapted and directed by Josh Margolin. Rated “PG-13”

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

By PATRICK McDONALD
Editor and Film Critic/Writer
HollywoodChicago.com
pat@hollywoodchicago.com

© 2024 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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