Exciting and Entertaining Movies to Watch This May

Five movies for any mood to stream on Peacock this month.

This May, Peacock has a great round-up of films for your viewing pleasure.

Let the good times roll this month with films whose stories go from a hilarious road trip to a moody Western to an upbeat musical romp.

Geraldine Viswanathan, Margaret Qualley, and Beanie Feldstein in Drive-Away Dolls

In the mood for a comedic road movie? | Drive-Away Dolls

Drive-Away Dolls, directed by Ethan Coen from a screenplay by Coen and Tricia Cooke, is a rollicking road movie about two women (Margaret Qualley and Geraldine Viswanathan) from Philadelphia bound for Tallahassee, Florida. Up for adventure with lots of dive bars along the way, the two find their trip slowed down by a gang of inept criminals, a shady politician, and a briefcase filled with surprises. With a supporting cast that includes Pedro Pascal, Matt Damon, Beanie Feldstein, Colman Domingo, and Bill Camp, the film’s jokes, according to Mashable, “are a joy, whether they are born from racing (or racy) repartee, a sultry prop, or a ludicrous plot twist.” Associated Press writes, “It’s also one of those movies that you can imagine yourself watching (and enjoying) again if at the very least to memorize some of its terrifically funny and quotable lines.”

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Official trailer for Drive-Away Dolls

Diane Lane and Kevin Costner in Let Him Go

In the mood for a bracing modern Western? | Let Him Go

In Let Him Go, writer-director Thomas Bezucha creates a new kind of American Western about a family fighting for survival. Still mourning the death of their sole son, ex-sheriff George Blackledge (Kevin Costner) and his wife Margaret (Diane Lane) learn that their daughter-in-law has taken their only grandson to live with her new husband’s family in the badlands of North Dakota. The couple soon learn that this clan is governed by a fierce matriarch (Lesley Manville) who will do anything to get her way.“ Let Him Go wastes no time pulling you into an emotional grasp so compelling you can’t believe what happens,” writes the Observer.

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Official trailer for Let Him Go

Jim Parsons and Ben Aldridge in Spoiler Alert

In the mood for a moving romance? | Spoiler Alert

Based on Michael Ausiello’s memoir, Michael Showalter’s Spoiler Alert mixes misfortune and comedy to paint a strikingly original portrait of a relationship. Jim Parsons plays Ausiello, a TV journalist, whose 14-year relationship with Kit Cowan (Ben Aldridge) gets turned upside down when Cowan is diagnosed with a life-threatening disease. Parsons told the AV Club, “This story resonated so much with me [because] it was such an authentic tale of what it is to just live your ordinary life—in extraordinary circumstances.” The movie, the Globe and Mail writes, “is a testament to the beautiful grays in love that may sting in the moment, but when a bigger picture is forced upon us, are appreciated for the balance they provide.”

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Official trailer for Spoiler Alert

Taylor Takahashi and Taylour Paige in Boogie

In the mood for a poignant coming-of-age tale? | Boogie

In Boogie, chef and storyteller Eddie Huang borrows from his own experience to craft a modern coming-of-age story. Alfred “Boogie” Chin (Taylor Takahashi) is a high school student caught between two worlds—the traditional family of his Taiwanese parents and his multicultural home in Queens, New York. Boogie, whose athletic prowess makes playing for the NBA a real possibility, must decide which world he wants to live in. Huang tells The New York Times how as a kid he faced similar questions: “My parents do things this way, my culture does things this way, but what choices would I make?” Huang captures, with refreshing clarity, Boogie’s world. The Wrap writes, “Boogie is genuine while weaving Black, Hispanic, Asian and white teenage New Yorkers together with effortless ease.”

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Official trailer for Boogie

Dakota Johnson and Tracee Ellis Ross in The High Note

In the mood for a musical romp? | The High Note

Set in LA’s dazzling music scene, Nisha Ganatra’s The High Note follows the trajectory of two women for whom music is everything. Grace Davis (Tracee Ellis Ross) is a superstar who fears she has lost her voice. Her personal assistant, Maggie (Dakota Johnson), is hungry to start her own career as a music producer. As their lives collide, the two women realize that what really bonds them is their love of music. With a soundtrack of classic R&B tunes and original songs performed by Ross, the musical film, writes the Observer, “is both a comic lark and a profoundly transporting cinema experience.”

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Official trailer for The High Note