Netflix has released a full trailer for The Incredible Jessica James. The upcoming comedy stars Jessica Williams (The Daily Show) as the titular James, an effervescent, charming, aspiring playwright who just can’t seem to get her life together. She recently broke up with her boyfriend (Lakeith Stanfield) and she’s barely scraping by doing odd jobs and afterschool programs for kids, but she may have found a kindred spirit in the recently divorced Boone (Chris O’Dowd).
Hopefully, enough people check out this film, because it really is a breakthrough performance from Williams. She was always a standout on The Daily Show, but Jessica James shows she has a lot more range and versatility, and she’s fully capable of carrying a feature film. While this trailer loads up on the positive blurbs to sell you, it doesn’t go too deep into any one aspect of the plot, which is fine. All you need to know is that Williams is outstanding, and that this is definitely a movie you’ll want to watch ASAP when it hits Netflix in a couple weeks.
Check out The Incredible Jessica James trailer below, and click here for my review from Sundance. The Incredible Jessica James hits Netflix on July 28th and also stars Noël Wells.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Incredible Jessica James:
Jessica Williams (“The Daily Show”) stars as a young, aspiring playwright in New York City who is struggling to get over a recent breakup. She is forced to go on a date with the recently divorced Boone, played by Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids) and the unlikely duo discover how to make it through the tough times in a social media obsessed post-relationship universe. Lakeith Stanfield (FX’s “Atlanta”, Straight Outta Compton, Get Out) and Noël Wells (Netflix’s “Master of None”) co-star. The film will launch on Netflix on July 28, 2017.