Place in France! On-Air Review of ‘The French Dispatch’

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CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of appears on “The Morning Mess” with Scott Thompson on WBGR-FM (Monroe, Wisconsin) on October 21st, 2021, reviewing the new Wes Anderson film, “The French Dispatch” in theaters beginning October 22nd.

This latest Wes Anderson film is a re-creation of the NEW YORKER magazine crew, wrapped in a fictional mid-20th Century heartland publication “The French Dispatch,” and the story is a series of episodes highlighting their staff of writers. Bill Murray portrays editor Arthur Howitzer Jr., overseeing the magazine in a eccentric French setting, laughingly called Ennui, France. It’s all star cast fictionally portraying the staff writers include Owen Wilson, Elisabeth Moss, Jeffrey Wright, Tilda Swinton and Frances McDormand, as well as many more surprise cast appearances.

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Patrick McDonald of reviewed “The French Dispatch” during the Morning Mess with Scott Thompson on WBGR-FM, Monroe, Wisconsin, October 21st, 2021 …


“The French Dispatch” is in theaters on October 22nd. See local listings for theaters and show times. Featuring Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Elisabeth Moss, Jeffrey Wright, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Timothee Chalamet, Benecio Del Toro, Adrien Brody and Henry Winkler. Written and directed by Wes Anderson. Rated “R” senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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