Stream ‘Malcolm and Marie’ for free using these Netflix hacks
“This is not a love story . . . this is the story of love”, as Malcolm & Marie’s tagline so delicately hints. Yeah, yeah, yeah, but can we watch the film for free?
Malcolm & Marie is a Netflix original film directed by visionary filmmaker Sam Levinson (Assassination Nation), telling the story of a young filmmaker who returns home on the evening of his anticipated movie premiere, destined to bring him fame & fortune. However, his night takes an unexpected turn once he & his wife unravel revelations of their once cherished relationship, discovering deep secrets along the way.
The film is officially available for Netflix subscribers today, just in time for Valentine’s Day. But is there a way to watch the film for free without a Netflix account? Let’s delve in and see what we can find regarding Malcolm & Marie as well as some free streaming options for Netflix.
Malcolm & Marie
The project stars John David Washington (Tenet), the son of Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington, as well as Zendaya (The Greatest Showman).
The trailer for the film, released last month, hints at Malcolm & Marie’s stylistic format with its black & white color, which inevitably makes us speculate the film’s tone. The palette gives us the feeling like Malcolm & Marie is an adaption of some type of stage play, similar to his father’s work on the 2016 film adaption of the play Fences.
Based on the film’s synopsis and what we’ve seen from the trailer, Malcolm & Marie seems to be a two-actor-only project, which makes us speculate whether it will be a performance-based picture reliant on these two green-yet-powerhouse stars who seem to have found a shortcut to the Hollywood A-list. Let’s just hope this movie isn’t a “yawn fest” like early reviews are suggesting.
Expectations for Malcolm & Marie
It’s hard to overlook the pretentious nature of Malcolm & Marie, as the selected released clips seem to only feature the film’s powerful moments. Perhaps that’s the tone of the overall movie, in which case it seems like the movie is screaming to the audience, “we want all the Oscars, and we want them now”.
What we’re concerned about is the classic arthouse trap of “style over substance”, an issue that typically falls on the filmmaker when they get carried away with their film’s theme rather than the overall story. The 2017 Darren Aronofsky film Mother starring Jennifer Lawrence is one example. Hopefully, this isn’t the case with Malcolm & Marie . . . because Mother sucked!
Aside from our initial thoughts, it’s clear that both Washington & Zendaya are going to be delivering strong performances, as the pair each seems to be getting better & better with each film appearance they make.
Malcolm & Marie for free?
Many fans of both Zendaya & John David Washington are excited to watch this powerhouse acting duo take the screen, and with the film finally here, they can slide into their snuggie and wolf down a pint of ice cream in this sulky romance drama. But is there a way to watch the film for free on Netflix?
Costing as much as $18 per month, Netflix, albeit with loads of content to enjoy, is still one of the most expensive streaming services available. On top of that, for reasons that Netflix claims are for “evolving marketing opportunities”, Netflix has opted to end their thirty-day free trial in the U.S. However, that doesn’t mean that the free trial promo won’t return, so keep an eye out for that.
Luckily, we have some other ideas on how to get Netflix for free! If you’re a T-Mobile customer, the wireless company actually offers a program called “Netflix on us”, where they actually pay for your Netflix account for free. However, not every T-Mobile plan is eligible for this program, so you’ll have to talk with them and check out which plans will hook you up with a free Netflix account.
Also, if you’re someone who lacks humility, consider asking a friend or family member if you can get their login credentials to their Netflix account. While Netflix limits the number of people signed in on the same account at a time, this is still a great way to watch Malcolm & Marie on Netflix for free.