Landline looks like a hysterical movie. It’s in limited theaters and you can hopefully catch the throwback to the 90s. I love the premise of the movie in that no family is as perfect as they seem. Especially now when we have social media to pick and choose what others see. Thankfully I’ve never dealt with even the remote thought of either of my parents being unfaithful nor of Steve being unfaithful. I have, however, lived the horror with my first husband. There’s no true telling what you would do unless you’re in that situation. For me it was easier. We had no kids and I had a strong family to back me up. I left and moved home to my parents, met Steve a few months after and was divorced and remarried within 2 years. I learned so much from that relationship but it sure wasn’t easy. I often still think about my ex Father in law. Why? Because he actually cared. He knew his son was in the wrong and tried to make things better for me. How would you handle it if you thought your parent was having an affair?
Directed by Gillian Robespierre
Written by Elisabeth Holm & Gillian Robespierre
Starring Jenny Slate, Edie Falco, Abby Quinn, Jay Duplass, Finn Wittrock,
and John Turturro
When two sisters suspect their father (John Turturro) may be having an affair, it sends them into a tailspin that reveals cracks in the family façade. For the first time, older sister Dana (Jenny Slate), recently engaged and struggling with her own fidelity, finds herself bonding with her wild teenage sister Ali (Abby Quinn). The two try to uncover the truth without tipping off their mother (Edie Falco) and discover the messy reality of love and sex in the process. Set in 1990s Manhattan, Landline is a warm, insightful and comedic drama about a family united by secrets and lies, co-written and directed by Gillian Robespierre (Obvious Child).
96 Minutes I Rated R
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