To Leslie's inclusion in this year's Oscar shortlist should have been avoided.
Andrea Riseborough's performance in the film has been raving about for weeks. Hollywood royalty has given her ringing endorsements, including Kate Winslett and Amy Adams. In January, Cate Blanchett accepted her award for Best Actress in Tár at the Critics Choice Awards.
The rush of celebrity endorsements earned Riseborough no nominations at the Golden Globes or the Critics' Choice awards, but they paid off at the Oscars. Blanchett is now a contender for Best Actress at the 95th Academy Awards, alongside Ana de Armas, Michelle Williams, and Michelle Yeoh.
Riseborough's performance as a Texan mother who is separated from her son and struggling to reclaim a lottery victory has certainly given her the momentum.
The heavy-profile push compensated for the brief lack of publicity that accompanied the release of the film, which was shot in just 19 days. However, To Leslie earned a small theatrical release following its world premiere at South by Southwest in March 2022, but it was apparently funded by a small marketing budget, and by the end of the year, the film had just $23, 304 on the big screen.
Momentum Films, a distributor, has recognized its potential for streaming.
Is To Leslie on Netflix?
To Leslie isn't available on Netflix, although there are other nominated films there, including All Quiet on the Western Front, Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio, and Blonde.
To Leslie is available for rent and buy on Apple TV from Prime Video, Google Play, and YouTube, but don't give up hope of seeing it before the 95th Academy Awards on March 12, 2023.
In other states, you'll also find it available to rent or buy on Spectrum on Demand. In other countries, To Leslie is less readily available to stream, although Riseborough's Oscar nomination may open up new possibilities quickly.