Get Real Close to Together Together
🟊Directed by Nikole Beckwith🟊
🟊Written by Nikole Beckwith🟊
Patti Harrison* and Ed Helms** anchor this low-key, sweet comedy about a middle-aged man starting a family and the surrogate he hires. What starts as a strictly-by-the-books relationship evolves into a friendship that reveals the hard and sticky parts of both characters lives. Recently, I remarked on the lack of grownup comedies;*** this is one and well worth your time.
The verdict: Recommended.
Where watched: The Living Room Theater! I’m fully vaccinated! First movie outing since March 7, 2020!
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*Who shall now be forever known by me as the Queen of the Straight-Faced Zingers.
**He’s really done some great stuff recently.
***I enjoy a lot of different comedies, but the ones where people are grounded in something like the real word and grounded in everyday humor are a rare treat.
- It’s five years later. Where are our characters?
- What’s your favorite grownup comedy?
Favorite IMDB trivia item:
The film was shot in 17 days.
(also the only one)
Other reviews of Together Together:
- Shayna Maci Warner, Paste Magazine
- Nina Metz, Chicago Tribune
This was such a beautiful movie, better than I could have expected. At first the abrupt ending disappointed me, but it’s left me thinking about it days afterwards which is always a good thing!
I also have thought about this movie a lot since I watched it. For me, the abrupt ending is hard, but also very satisfying.