Handsome: Netflix Mystery Movie: Full Cast, Movie History & Soundtrack

Handsome is a Netflix Original movie that landed on May 5th around the world on Netflix’s streaming service. This article is a follow-up post to the movie covering everything you need to know before going in and post-viewing. We’ve got everything you need to know about the history of the movie, a mini-review in case you’re not sure about watching plus we’ll cover a complete list of the cast as well as a breakdown of the soundtrack of the movie.

Movie History

The movie was first announced in June 2016 where it was announced that Netflix had acquired the rights to the movie first reported by Deadline. It wasn’t heard of again until March 2017 when they released the first trailer for the movie. It showed off the cast as well as some pointers as to what to expect from the movie itself.

What’s the movie about?

Gene Handsome is a police detective who is nearing retirement and gets put on a case for his next door neighbor and while searching for clues to solve the crime he also must search for clues for where his life is heading.

Full Cast

Although the story primarily focuses on Jeff Garlin’s and Natasha Lyonne’s characters, there’s plenty of big stars that feature at one point or another. Here’s the full cast list for Handsome plus who they played and what they’re known for.

ActorPlayedKnown For
Jeff GarlinGene HandsomeHBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm
Natasha LyonneFleur ScozzariOrange is the New Black
Christine WoodsNora VanderwheelHello Ladies
Steven WeberTalbert BacornWings
Amy SedarisLieutenant TuckerPuss in Boots
Eddie PeitoneDuranteYour Pretty Face Is Going to Hell
Leah ReminiEstaThe King of Queens
Timm SharpLloyd VanderwheelBlunt Talk
Brad MorrisDetective Burt JerpisSeeking a Friend for the End of the World
Ava AcresCarys VanderwheelCarys VanderwheelCrazy Ex-Girlfriend (2015)
Kaley CoucoHerselfThe Big Bang Theory
Joe EndaDetective JoeHomicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda
Michael R. CarlsonDetectie RiceScreenjunkies


The main theme of the movie has been recorded especially but has a distinct sound to it almost like what you’d hear on Pink Panther. The rest of the soundtrack is made up of various pop and rock songs.

  • Fooled Around And Fell in Love – Elvin Bishop
  • Why Can’t I – Liz Phair

You should watch this movie if you like…

If you’re a comedy movie fan particularly if you like more subtle styles of comedy. Jeff Garlin’s other work on HBO is very similar to what you find in this show.

Anything else you need to know

  • In one of the final scenes, the line ‘You’re a self-loathing jew’ is a line from HBO’s Curb your Enthusiasm which also stars Jeff Garlin.
  • Natasha Lyonne also stars in the Netflix Original series, Orange is the New Black
  • Jeff Garlin co-wrote the movie

What’s your verdict on Handsome? Let us know in the comments below.