Let’s step into my time machine as I tell you about Peppermint is a 2018 American vigilante action thriller film directed by Pierre Morel and starring Jennifer Garner. Also featuring John Ortiz, John Gallagher Jr., Juan Pablo Raba, and Tyson Ritter, the plot follows a mother who transforms herself into a vigilante in a quest for revenge against the drug cartel that killed her husband. The film was released in the United States on September 7, 2018. It grossed over $53 million worldwide and received generally negative reviews from critics, although Garner’s performance was praised. The film was released on Netflix in 2020 and has become one of the most watched films on the platform
Riley North is a banker in Los Angeles, struggling financially alongside her husband Chris, the owner of a failing mechanic shop. They have a ten-year-old daughter, Carly. Chris is offered the chance by one of his friends to take part in a robbery targeting Diego Garcia, head of a powerful drug-trafficking syndicate. Chris turns him down, but Garcia thinks he was part of the plan, and after brutally murdering Chris’s friend he sends out three of his men to kill Chris as well. Riley and Chris take Carly to a carnival for her birthday after an awful suburban mother named Peg makes sure that no one goes to Carly’s planned party. As the family walks to their car, Garcia’s triggermen gun them down in a drive-by shooting. Carly and Chris are killed, and Riley is badly wounded.
Despite her injuries, Riley positively identifies the shooters. A senior LAPD detective, Beltran, warns his younger partner Carmichael that cops who interfere in Garcia’s business end up dead. Prior to the preliminary hearing, Riley is visited by Henderson, a cartel lawyer. When Riley refuses to take his bribe, he uses her anti-psychotic medication to portray her as unreliable in court. Judge Stevens dismisses the case, and the prosecutor, Goldman, does nothing in response. Outraged, Riley is subdued while attacking her family’s killers in court, and is committed to a psychiatric ward. Before her ambulance can leave, she fights her way out and escapes.
Fast forward to Five years later Riley (Played by Garner) comes back with fierce like vengeance involving some unforgiving revenge.
The film premiered at the Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14 in Los Angeles Ahead of the release of the film Garner received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The film went on general release in the United States on September 7, 2018.
Box office Edit
Peppermint has grossed $35.4 million in the United States and Canada, and $18.4 million in other territories, for a total worldwide gross of $53.8 million, against a production budget of $22.8 million, to $25 million.
In the United States and Canada, Peppermint was released alongside The Nun and God Bless the Broken Road, and was projected to gross $10–13 million from 2,980 theaters in its opening weekend. The film made $4.7 million on its first day, including $800,000 from Thursday night previews. It went on to debut to $13.4 million, finishing second at the box office, behind The Nun
Jennifer Garner has stared in many amazing movies in her career which has made me a fan, and the main reason for me watching the film. The rest of the cast was a little less known to me.
I fully enjoyed the film and in all honesty it was carried by the amazing talent of Garner, it definitely deserves a healthy ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
It’s available to watch on Netflix and Amazon prime