Other People

Other People

Other People

After a breakup with his boyfriend, a young man (Jesse Plemons, TV's Fargo) ends his year of hell by taking care of his dying mother (Molly Shannon, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) in this dramedy.

"David, a struggling comedy writer fresh off from breaking up with his boyfriend, moves from New York City to Sacramento to help his sick mother. Living with his conservative father and much-younger sisters for the first time in ten years, he feels like a stranger in his childhood home. As his mother’s health declines, David frantically tries to extract meaning from this horrible experience and convince everyone (including himself) that he's 'doing okay.'

The rare achievement of writer/director Chris Kelly is his ability to honestly capture the full range of emotions that happen within a family on a daily basis. Exquisite details of mundane moments imbue the film with rare insight and humour." (Sundance Film Festival)

2016USA
ComedyDrama

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Variety

Variety

[Gathers] enough well-observed moments and details to counterbalance its otherwise flailing stabs at humor and pathos.

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Time Out

Time Out

Raw, messy and unkempt (as a domestic cancer drama should be), Saturday Night Live writer Chris Kelly's feature debut is also a woe-is-me gay rom-com, a showdown between siblings and-at its best-an out-and-proud minimusical.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Inherently melodramatic, the film belongs to Ms. Shannon, who vividly etches Joanne in a full end-of-life range: funny, loving, angry, regretful, exhausted, resigned.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It's Shannon who leaves the most lasting impression.... She effortlessly mines the material for all its uncomfortable laughs.

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New York Post

New York Post

Shannon is superb, and first-time writer-director Chris Kelly (who writes for "SNL") gives her great lines she delivers with aplomb.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Emotions run deep and wide here; anyone who's ever lost a parent, longed for love and acceptance, or tried to find his or her true self should easily relate. It's a terrific film.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Kelly depicts a deep filial love that isn't dependent on complete telepathic understanding.

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