Unicorn Store: Netflix Release Date, Plot, Cast & Trailer

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Brie Larson has been heavily featured in the news recently with the recent success of Captain Marvel and the upcoming release of Avengers: Endgame. With Netflix acquiring the film featuring her directorial debut many will be intrigued to see how she fares in the hot seat. Here’s everything you need to know about Unicorn Store, including the plot, cast, trailer, and Netflix release date.

Unicorn Store is an upcoming Netflix Film directed by Brie Larson. The Oscar-winning actress made her directorial debut in Unicorn Store, to which Larson may be hoping to use the film as a platform for future projects. Unknown to many Unicorn Store has already made its debut… in 2017!

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Wait Unicorn Store released 2 years ago?

Well almost 2 years ago. The film debuted at the Toronto film festival in September 2017. Unicorn Store never had a full theatrical release, therefore, the film was practically put on ice since Toronto. The film was then picked up by Netflix in January 2019 and picked up the distribution rights to the film.

Unicorn Store will be released to subscribers across the world as a Netflix Film.

What is the plot of Unicorn Store?

The official synopsis given for Unicorn Store is the following:

Kit is a failed artist who moves back in with her parents and takes a job up as an office worker. One day, she receives a mysterious letter from an unnamed salesman who invites her to “The Store”, a strange indeterminate place that sells “what you need”. The Salesman offers her the chance to have it sell her childhood fantasy: a unicorn.

Who is in the cast of Unicorn Store?

Role Actor/Actress Where have I seen/heard them before?
Kit Brie Larson Room, Captain Marvel, Kong: Skull Island
The Salesman Samuel L. Jackson Pulp Fictions, The Hateful Eight, The Avengers
Gene Bradley Whitford Get Out, The West Wing, Saving Mr. Banks
Gladys Joan Cusack Grosse Pointe Blank, Working Girl, In & Out
Sabrina Martha MacIsaac Superbad, The Last House on the Left, The Thaw
Kevin Karan Soni Deadpool, Deadpool 2, Safety Not Guaranteed
Brock Ryan Hansen Veronica Mars, Friday the 13th, Superhero Movie
Crystal Annaleigh Ashford Masters of Sex, American Crime Story, Frozen
Gary Hamish Linklater The Big Short, Battleship, Fantastic Four

Onscreen Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson unite once again! Weirdly this is the first film the pair have acted on screen together, with Captain Marvel being the second. Unicorn Store first debuted in 2017 after all.

When was Unicorn Store filmed?

As we’ve touched upon, the film released almost 2 years ago! Long before Brie Larson was filming for Captain Marvel, she took the seat of the director in 2016. Principal photography didn’t last long as filming took place between November and December 2016.

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What is the run time for Unicorn Store?

Unicorn Store has a confirmed run time of 92 minutes!

How have critics reacted to Unicorn Store so far?

Critics are not the be all and all of whether or not a movie is good or bad, thankfully its subjective. That’s not to say audiences don’t listen to the critics prior to watching a film. At the time of writing the scores for Unicorn Store aren’t looking flattering.

On her directorial debut, Brie Larson’s Unicorn Store currently has a fresh rating of 68% from 19 critics. For a debut in the director’s seat, this is great for the Oscar-winning actress.

Meanwhile, the user rating on IMDb currently stands at 4.2. This rating can’t be taken at face value thanks to the backlash Brie Larson has faced during her marketing behind Captain Marvel. As the title has only featured at the Toronto film festival in 2017, we can speculate that some of the user scores of IMDb aren’t a true reflection of the quality of the title.

Lastly, Metacritic stands at 47%, with only one negative review out of the 7 given. Upon the Netflix release, we expect to see more reviews submitted by critics.

Unicorn Store Netflix Trailer

At the height of the popularity of Marvel Studio’s Captain Marvel, Netflix dropped the trailer showcasing Brie Larson’s directorial debut.

Unicorn Store Netflix Release Date

Unicorn store will arrive on the 5th of April!

What time is Unicorn Store available in my region?

Depending on where you are in the world will dictate the time you will be able to stream Unicore Store from. Make sure you know what time you can stream from:

Time Zone Time available to stream
Pacific Standard Time 12:00 AM
Mountain Standard Time 1:00 AM
Central Standard Time 2:00 AM
Eastern Standard Time 3:00 AM
Greenwich Mean Time 8:00 AM
Central European Time 9:00 AM
Eastern European Time 11:00 AM
India Standard Time 13:30 PM
Japan Standard Time 16:00 PM
Australian Eastern Time 17:00 PM
New Zealand Day Light Time 20:00 PM

Release times are dictated by the Pacific Standard Time as this is where the Netflix headquarters are located.

Are you looking forward to Unicorn Store? Let us know in the comments below!

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Jacob joined What's on Netflix fulltime in 2018 and serves as one of the lead writers. Jacob covers all things Netflix whether that's TV or movies but specializes in covering anime and K-dramas. Resides in Norwich in the United Kingdom. Contact: jacob@whats-on-netflix.com