Ambitious artist Jabari attempts to balance success and love when he moves into his dream Manhattan apartment and falls for his next-door neighbor.

  • Released: 2022-09-30
  • Runtime: 92 minutes
  • Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
  • Stars: Kid Cudi, Jessica Williams, Timothée Chalamet, Ty Dolla Sign, Laura Harrier, Vanessa Hudgens, Christopher Abbott, 070 Shake, Jaden Smith, Keith David, Teyana Taylor, Arturo Castro, Macaulay Culkin, Fawn Stone, Shawnda Thomas, Laura Harrier, Ty Dolla Sign, Timothée Chalamet, Vanessa Hudgens, Christopher Abbott, Keith David, Arturo Castro, Jaden Smith, 070 Shake, Macaulay Culkin, Maisha Mescudi, Francesca Reale, Kerwin Frost, Teyana Taylor, Kenya Barris, Luis Guzmán, Ian Edelman, Maurice Williams, Fawn Stone, Bill Lobley, Montego Glover, Washington Kirk
  • Director: Fletcher Moules
  • Dunkaccino - 10 December 2022
    Wandering off into a dreamy Manhattan
    Kid Cudi's Entergalactic paints a dreamlike Manhattan with a gorgeous color palette. The film is about some ordinary events happening in this city. It is a work of art and beauty. Every frame feels like a painting, some even tell their own stories.

    This Netflix special is a visual companion to Cudi's recent album (which I am unfamiliar with). The album is classified as a concept album, so it's only fair to describe this film a "concept movie." It tells simple stories using simple words, but there are emotions beneath the surface. Cudi voices Jabari, a street artist who just got a huge apartment in Manhattan. I assume Jabari is some sort of a fictionalized version of Cudi himself (personality-wise anyway). The story involves his relationship with his next door neighbor (Jessica Williams), a photographer. The similarity here is that they are both artistic people, which is only fitting since the movie has great artistic value. I fell in love with the bright and unique color scheme-rarely has Manhattan been illustrated more beautifully. And do I need to tell you that it has a killer soundtrack?

    There are side characters, even some cameos. The voice work is greatly done, and I think the reason it works that well is that the characters resemble their voice actors. Many scenes here are just people hanging out and chilling, having conversations you would have with a good friend. To my surprise, they bring me comfort, instead of boredom. I guess it's because the flow is balanced well enough. This movie and Richard Linklater's Apollo 10 ½ have similarity in tones and how scenes play out. I love them both. They're great comfort movies. It's sad that neither gets enough attention.
  • seakingnew - 23 October 2022
    The album and show can be appreciated individually, and are magic together
    It is music brought to life through animation. At first, I was disappointed that it was not TV length. I wanted to wait until I had time to watch it all, so I listened to the album first, and loved it. I actually ended up listening to and appreciating that whole album for a few weeks, so I knew it pretty well before watching the show. And wow, it just amplified the story ten fold. You witness each song's story unfold in front of you, and it's beautiful. The visuals are stunning. It's falling into a love that takes you higher. The album and show can be appreciated individually, and are magic together. Please make a second season.