Breaking News in Yuba County (2021 Film) Information

Breaking News in Yuba County is a dark comedy film. It is directed by Tate Taylor is a dark comedy.



Allison Janney as Sue Buttons
Mila Kunis as Nancy
Regina Hall as Detective Cam Harris
Awkwafina as Mina
Samira Wiley as Jonelle
Bridget Everett as Leah Norton
Jimmi Simpson as Petey Buttons
Keong Sim as Mr. Kim
Juliette Lewis as Gloria Michaels
Wanda Sykes as Rita
Ellen Barkin as Debbie

Synopsis of the film

Sue Buttons (Allison Janney) husband Karl (Matthew Modine) goes missing.  Buttons goes on a city-wide search in the small town of Yuba County to look for him.  However…what really happened to him?  It’s a story of whodunnit, and why? Will they get away with it?  Everyone in town is wondering: Where’s Karl Buttons?

Director Tate Taylor Statement

I read it and thought, ‘I cannot believe what I just read! Did that just happen?’ I was excited to bring that to the screen.

Screenplay Writer Amanda Idoko Statement

I love stories in which ordinary people make bad decisions that snowball into chaos and misunderstanding, so I wanted to write something fun and entertaining.

Allison Janney Statement 

The story is a satire of our current culture in the United States, which is centered so many ways on the media obsession with violence, self-help therapy, and even body image. That’s actually what my father said! And I agree with that, and I think it’s about our obsession with media in all forms.

Mila Kunis Statement

The movie deals with what suddenly having attention does to a person who hungers for it.  The story is very left of center, a little bit quirky, and not what you expect it to be. It’s also not something that can fit easily into a box, which to me is always exciting. Every scene has layers upon layers.

Regina Hall Statement

I loved the whole world of this film.  When I read the script, it was all of these unique characters in this seemingly normal world which really has so much running underneath it. It’s a smart, witty, funny character-driven story filled with nuances. It takes on the idea of fame and self-worth, and how it’s ‘reality-versus-distorted reality.

Awkwafina Statement

The story is definitely symbolic of what the media represents to some people.  I think today, the media is said to be your friend, but there is also kind of an uglier side to it.

Release date

The movie is available on February 12, 2021.

Other notes

The writer of the Rated R movie is Amanda Idoko.

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