On Becoming a God in Central Florida (2019)

Krystal Stubbs (Kristen Dunst) works minimum wage at a water park, while her husband dreams of riches through the pyramid scheme company he works for, FAM. But when her husband dies unexpectedly, she suddenly has to fend for her family, even though she’s literally stuck with a garage full of unsold FAM products.

With the help of Cody Bonar (Théodore Pellerin), her deceased husband’s upline in FAM, and a true devotee of FAM’s founder Obie Garbeau II (Ted Levine), she decides to scam back. On Becoming a God in Central Florida is full of dark humor, navigating skillfully between comedy and drama.

The show is also carried by its amazing leads, Kirsten Dunst and Quebec’s own Théodore Pellerin. The duo have real chemistry, and Pellerin’s performance is even more impressive as he’s still a young actor performing in his second-language. Yet, they play naturally off of each other, and Pellerin is captivating.

Even though the show is set in the early 90s, the subject matter of MLMs is still very contemporary, as they still destroy lives today, making On Becoming a God in Central Florida a must-see.

Review by Pier-Luc Ouellet

Talent:

Théodore Pellerin

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TV

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Women's Stories

Canadian connection

Starring Théodore Pellerin
The fictional company featured in the show, FAM, is inspired by the real-life multi-level marketing company Amway.