Spoiler-Free Review of “Windfall” on Netflix: Offbeat Sunshine Noir

**This is a spoiler-free review so feel free to read on!**

“This does not seem random to me…”

Windfall premiered on Netflix on March 18th 2022. The noir thriller film stars Jason Segel, Lily Collins, and Jesse Plemons. It runs for approximately 90 minutes.

A man breaks into a billionaire’s expensive home, but things take a turn for the worse when the homeowners return sooner than expected.

Here is the trailer:

Windfall brings us a sunshine noir style with a fantastic cast, but is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Lots of style!

Even though we can assume the film takes place during modern day, I instantly felt like I was being transported back in time. The musical score, the use of color, and even the introduction of the credits in the opening scene made me feel like I was watching an old movie with a Hitchcockian style.

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Not your average thriller…

I guess I was getting used to the guilty-pleasure thrillers releasing on Netflix, but this film really surprised me in a good way. Things were slightly odd and strange, but this film was very different and I think that helped set it apart from your average thriller.

A great cast and a shocking ending!

I absolutely loved the interaction between the characters and I thought I knew where this film was going, but it actually really shocked me with its ending, which made me like it that much more.

The Cons:

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Wavering identity…

The film started to switch genres here and there, which was slightly confusing at times. I didn’t know if this was supposed to be a thriller or a comedy. I don’t mind when films blend genres together, but I think that the film felt a little unsure of itself at times. Once things really started to get going, it eventually found its way.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!

Windfall was really unique and different. I loved the noir style and I thought that the cast did a fantastic job with a simple and effective formula.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Windfall in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!


Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl


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Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

I live in Long Island, NY. I am obsessed with TV, movies, reading and writing! My top TV shows are Lost, Breaking Bad, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Prison Break, Charmed, Veronica Mars, and Beverly Hills 90210. My dog, Honey, loves TV too!

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