Amazing Netflix Plot Synopsis #31: “Sometimes it takes a little help from a special cat to get people back on course. In this case, Duffy, a sassy feline who just so happens to be able to talk, sets about to help two families enjoy one another’s gifts.”
As a rule, any movie that includes two exclamation points and a question mark in its title has a home on this site.

Amazing Netflix Plot Synopsis #31: “Sometimes it takes a little help from a special cat to get people back on course. In this case, Duffy, a sassy feline who just so happens to be able to talk, sets about to help two families enjoy one another’s gifts.”

As a rule, any movie that includes two exclamation points and a question mark in its title has a home on this site.

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Amazing Netflix Plot Synopsis #30: “Janet Evanovich’s spunky heroine, Stephanie Plum, is adrift after getting a divorce and losing her job. To make ends meet, she becomes a bounty hunter, with her first big case revolving around a high school boyfriend who may be falsely accused.”
Just perfect. A bad pun for a title, a “spunky heroine” with a ridiculous name, an implausible hook (What? A beautiful woman gets divorced, loses her job, and becomes a bounty hunter?!?), and then a cheesy and even MORE implausible twist (Her first case involves her high school boyfriend? Wait, so you mean she can succeed in her new job and find love along the way?!?). Almost makes me want to watch it—almost.

Amazing Netflix Plot Synopsis #30: “Janet Evanovich’s spunky heroine, Stephanie Plum, is adrift after getting a divorce and losing her job. To make ends meet, she becomes a bounty hunter, with her first big case revolving around a high school boyfriend who may be falsely accused.”

Just perfect. A bad pun for a title, a “spunky heroine” with a ridiculous name, an implausible hook (What? A beautiful woman gets divorced, loses her job, and becomes a bounty hunter?!?), and then a cheesy and even MORE implausible twist (Her first case involves her high school boyfriend? Wait, so you mean she can succeed in her new job and find love along the way?!?). Almost makes me want to watch it—almost.

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Amazing Netflix Plot Synopsis #29: “When a girl wanders into an abandoned theater, she’s treated to a show with surreal tales of bizarre sexuality and horror, including a couple’s encounter with a seductive witch and a woman who sees others’ memories by stealing their eyeball fluid.”
Two words: eyeball fluid.

Amazing Netflix Plot Synopsis #29: “When a girl wanders into an abandoned theater, she’s treated to a show with surreal tales of bizarre sexuality and horror, including a couple’s encounter with a seductive witch and a woman who sees others’ memories by stealing their eyeball fluid.”

Two words: eyeball fluid.

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Amazing Netflix Plot Synopsis #28: “ When a gifted butter sculptor announces his retirement, his ambitious wife sees her hopes for future fame—and the presidency—melt away. She sets out to take up the mantle, but soon learns how cutthroat the world of pro butter sculpting can be.”
Did I just read that or am I having a stroke? Gifted butter sculptor? A wife of a gifted butter sculptor aspiring to be president? And Hugh Jackman is in this movie? Someone please call 911.

Amazing Netflix Plot Synopsis #28: “ When a gifted butter sculptor announces his retirement, his ambitious wife sees her hopes for future fame—and the presidency—melt away. She sets out to take up the mantle, but soon learns how cutthroat the world of pro butter sculpting can be.”

Did I just read that or am I having a stroke? Gifted butter sculptor? A wife of a gifted butter sculptor aspiring to be president? And Hugh Jackman is in this movie? Someone please call 911.

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Amazing Netflix Plot Synopsis #27: “A young man inherits his late mentor’s pawn shop and $4 million from the sale of a collectible. Escaping the man’s money-hungry girlfriend, he moves to a small town under a new name, where a woman captures his heart but their pasts keep them apart.”
Like many of the best entries on this blog, this insane plot is all in service to a terrible pun in the title—and I couldn’t be happier.

Amazing Netflix Plot Synopsis #27: “A young man inherits his late mentor’s pawn shop and $4 million from the sale of a collectible. Escaping the man’s money-hungry girlfriend, he moves to a small town under a new name, where a woman captures his heart but their pasts keep them apart.”

Like many of the best entries on this blog, this insane plot is all in service to a terrible pun in the title—and I couldn’t be happier.

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Amazing Netflix Plot Synopsis #26: “When ancient, human-heart-eating fox spirit Xiaowei, determined to become human, meets up with scarred Princess Jing, the two become interested in the same man; soon, Xiaowei offers Jing a diabolical deal that will restore her beauty.”Another movie about an ancient, human-heart-eating fox spirit? 

Amazing Netflix Plot Synopsis #26: “When ancient, human-heart-eating fox spirit Xiaowei, determined to become human, meets up with scarred Princess Jing, the two become interested in the same man; soon, Xiaowei offers Jing a diabolical deal that will restore her beauty.”

Another movie about an ancient, human-heart-eating fox spirit? 

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Amazing Netflix Plot Synopsis #25: “Two wholly different universes unfold in writer-director Peter Howitt’s romantic fantasy about alternate realities, the reliability of subway schedules and the role fate plays in shaping random lives.”Subway schedules?!?!?!

Amazing Netflix Plot Synopsis #25: “Two wholly different universes unfold in writer-director Peter Howitt’s romantic fantasy about alternate realities, the reliability of subway schedules and the role fate plays in shaping random lives.”

Subway schedules?!?!?!

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Amazing Netflix Plot Synopsis #24: “In 1950s Portugal, a well-to-do family hires a young photographer named Isaac to take the last photograph of their deceased daughter, Angelica. Upon seeing her, Isaac falls deeply in love and soon finds her returning to life in his camera lens.”
Sometimes the key to an amazing synopsis is not just how insane the plot is, but how bluntly it is stated. After reading this two-sentence synopsis I’ve got about two dozen questions, none of which bodes well for the film.

Amazing Netflix Plot Synopsis #24: “In 1950s Portugal, a well-to-do family hires a young photographer named Isaac to take the last photograph of their deceased daughter, Angelica. Upon seeing her, Isaac falls deeply in love and soon finds her returning to life in his camera lens.”

Sometimes the key to an amazing synopsis is not just how insane the plot is, but how bluntly it is stated. After reading this two-sentence synopsis I’ve got about two dozen questions, none of which bodes well for the film.

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Amazing Netflix Plot Synopsis #23: “A hardworking widow must provide for her three children and their pet (a duck!). Enter the villainous Wolf (Richard E. Grant), who wants to purloin the bird for use in a wildlife sideshow that decoys attention from his main business—selling exotic birds on the black market. Will the kids get their beloved pet back and be able to foil Wolf’s illegal business … all without ‘quacking up’ in the process?”*When a synopsis has this many puns, exclamation points, scare quotes, and ellipses, you KNOW the movie’s gonna be great.
* (It looks like Netflix has modified the movie’s description on the current site, but this longer, more insane synopsis was in fact up a few months ago.)

Amazing Netflix Plot Synopsis #23: “A hardworking widow must provide for her three children and their pet (a duck!). Enter the villainous Wolf (Richard E. Grant), who wants to purloin the bird for use in a wildlife sideshow that decoys attention from his main business—selling exotic birds on the black market. Will the kids get their beloved pet back and be able to foil Wolf’s illegal business … all without ‘quacking up’ in the process?”*

When a synopsis has this many puns, exclamation points, scare quotes, and ellipses, you KNOW the movie’s gonna be great.

* (It looks like Netflix has modified the movie’s description on the current site, but this longer, more insane synopsis was in fact up a few months ago.)

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Amazing Netflix Plot Synopsis #22: “An embittered actor decides it’s time to slash a few models after losing a life-changing role to some guy who looks good with his shirt off. David DeCoateau directs this campy horror flick.”Titles like this one are why this blog exists.

Amazing Netflix Plot Synopsis #22: “An embittered actor decides it’s time to slash a few models after losing a life-changing role to some guy who looks good with his shirt off. David DeCoateau directs this campy horror flick.”

Titles like this one are why this blog exists.

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