"The 40-Year-Old Version" holds promise for story-tellers, for aging, for writing, and for compromising -- or not. Review: 'The Forty-Year-Old Version' well worth the wait Netflix title about a struggling NY playwright is one of the year's best surprises. Indiewire. The Forty-Year-Old Version is brimming with sharp but often understated humor and a deep experience of making art. Eric Kohn. The Netflix comedy "Forty-Year-Old Version" won a directing prize at Sundance for breakout creator Radha Blank, who also wrote and starred. The 40-Year-Old Version is the contemplative journey of a Black woman who is trying to salvage her voice as an artist. Movie Reviews Great Movies Collections TV/Streaming Features Chaz's Journal Interviews Reviews The Forty-Year-Old Version Nell Minow October 09, â¦ January 26, â¦ The 40-Year-Old Version is a beautiful achievement, one that ultimately calls attention to the huge gaps in representation of different kinds of black characters on film. 'Forty-Year-Old Version' Review: Radha Blank's Film Is Fast, Funny And Gorgeous Radha Blank plays a fictionalized version of herself â a â¦ It is a celebration of Black female artists, who have their own unique way of looking at the world, to which the general populous has not been privy till now. ... on âThe 40-Year-Old ... reviews are in â¦ Radha Blank is a tour de force. The Forty-Year-Old Version review - Radha Blank's New York chamber comedy ... T he Forty-Year-Old Version is a rangy, laidback, one-woman-show type of â¦ film review Recalling the early days of Spike Lee, The 40-Year-Old Version approaches the artistâs battle and finding life after 40 with charm, humor, and honesty. The Forty-Year-Old Version is a likably diffuse movie about an artistic crisis intersecting with a midlife one, though its log line is catchier than that. âThe 40-Year-Old Versionâ Is A Hilarious Exploration of Artistic Autonomy Dir. Radha Blank â 4.5 Stars Radha Blank stars in and directs "The 40-Year-Old Version" (2020). Radha Blank's The Forty-Year-Old Version is funny, thoughtful, and profane: Review By Leah Greenblatt October 09, 2020 at 04:11 PM EDT âThe 40-Year-Old Versionâ Review: Radha Blankâs Personal Riff on Black Storytelling Is a Crowdpleaser With Purpose.