RELEASE DATE: March 16
DIRECTOR: Max Winkler
CAST: Zoey Deutch, Kathryn Hahn, Adam Scott
The narrative and tonal turns of this jet-black comedy can land more than a little abruptly, and its final turn and ending are, to put it mildly, a stretch. But there’s a lot to like here, particularly the quotable, razor-sharp script and the interplay between the performers; none of these relationships are easy or predictable, yet they’re all grounded and believable (particularly the delightfully candid back-and-forth between protagonist Deutch and Hahn as her “wild woman settling down with the bland nice guy” mom). The whole thing is a little hard to swallow, but there are moments, details, and dialogue here and there that ricochet with truth.