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The ongoing study of the COVID-19 pandemic is given a slightly comedic spin in “Who Invited Charlie,” which returns viewers to the early days of panic and confusion, only the intent here is to provide viewers with some warm tingles. Dramatically, it’s an uphill climb for screenwriter Nicholas Schutt, who’s out to have some fun with memories of 2020, when the world went seriously wrong, but the story here isn’t one of sickness, at least not the physical kind. “Who Invited Charlie” aims for traditional emotional targets, examining the pressures of marriage and friendship, keeping things intimate while society is set ablaze. There are laughs to be had in the picture, which tries to keep everything approachable and understood, and there’s also a decent handle on the ways of relationships, with director Xavier Manrique attentive to performances and timing, helping Schutt reach most of his narrative goals. Read the rest at


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