Ryan Reynolds' Funny New Streaming Service Only Has One Movie, But It's Free
You can now watch a low-quality SD cut of Foolproof, a 2003 heist film, on Mint Mobile Plus, but maybe not for long.
There are a lot of streaming services now, and to keep up with all the content out there, you now need Netflix, Amazon, Disney+, Apple TV+, Shudder, HBO Max, Peacock, Quibi--the list goes on. Ryan Reynolds feels your pain, it seems, as his new joke streaming service shows.
Reynolds, a longtime ambassador for Mint Mobile, has just launched Mint Mobile Plus, the company's premium streaming service. But it's extremely tongue-in-cheek, as the whole service just has one movie--Reynolds' 2003 heist movie Foolproof, a movie that just barely exists in the public consciousness.
Every tech company needs a streaming service. So… introducing Mint Mobile +. The world’s most affordable streaming service! pic.twitter.com/lSMzeurKp8— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) August 12, 2020
The site, which bases its design on Netflix, lists Foolproof in every category and in every spot of its Top 10, with different poster designs made to mimic posters for every sort of genre. It's true commitment to the bit.
Foolproof, from Canadian director William Phillips, is about a group of friends that simulate heist plans in their spare time--until one of their plans gets stolen by an actual thief, who commits the crime and blackmails them. You can watch it now on Mint Mobile Plus, streaming at pristine standard definition quality.
Moments after the launch of the service, Reynolds hinted on Twitter that it would not last long. "Two minutes after launch and our crack data team has already determined Mint Mobile + should probably be shut down by the weekend," he said. As of August 18, though, it's still up.
Ryan Reynolds has quite a few projects on the horizon, but we're most excited for Free Guy, where he plays a video game NPC gone rogue.
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