2017 Milwaukee Film Festival

Sept. 28 - Oct. 12

 
 
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Director: Gillian Robespierre

Film Summary

Spotlight Presentations | 1:37 | 2017 | USA | | View Website

It's 1995 in Manhattan, and the Jacobs sisters are struggling to get along. Older sister Dana (the ever-effervescent Jenny Slate) is acting out in response to her recent engagement to the stable, straight-laced Ben (Jay Duplass) while younger sister Ali (fantastic newcomer Abby Quinn) is living a life of drugs, parties, and promiscuity despite still being in high school. But when the sisters discover evidence of their father's (John Turturro) infidelities, it brings them closer as they attempt to expose him without alerting their tightly wound mother (Edie Falco) in this warmly ingratiating portrait of family dysfunction from the creative team behind Obvious Child. Cannily observed '90s nostalgia intermingles with a wittily acerbic screenplay to bring back to life an era when families couldn't hide their animus behind the glow of a cell phone screen, a celebration of life and family in all its imperfection, and the ways in which our endless mistakes only serve to bring us closer together.

Director Gillian Robespierre
Cast Jenny Slate, John Turturro, Finn Wittrock
Executive Producer
Producer Elisabeth Holm, Russell Levine, Gigi Pritzker
Screenwriter Elisabeth Holm, Gillian Robespierre
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