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Landline (2017)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 21 July 2017 (USA)
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In 1995, a teenager living with her sister and parents in Manhattan discovers that her father is having an affair.

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Set in Manhattan in 1995, LANDLINE follows three women in one family having lots of sex, drugs, and Japanese food. Navigating monogamy, honesty, and a long-lost New York, the Jacobs family lives in the last days when people still didn't have cell phones and still did smoke inside. Teenage Ali discovers her dad's affair, her older sister Dana uncovers her own wild side, and their mother Pat grapples with the truth that she can't have it all, but her family still has each other. For a generation raised on divorce and wall-to-wall carpeting, LANDLINE is an honest comedy about what happens when sisters become friends and parents become humans.

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1995. When people were harder to reach.

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Rated R for sexual content, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$52,555, 23 July 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$940,854, 28 September 2017
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Robespierre and Holm decided to set the film in the 1990s partly because that was the era in which they grew up and partly to avoid any clichés of relationships being fueled by texting, dating apps, and social. See more »

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Jed: You wanna get high and watch Zelig?
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References Zelig (1983) See more »

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All Alone
Written by Irving Berlin
Performed by Lenny Bruce
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Love in the 90's--Surprisingly Fun!
22 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

I really liked this movie. The 90's references are borderline over the top but oh so fun to absorb. The sisters are very believable as sisters--part allies and part antagonists. Edie Falco nails it. This is what I suppose would be labeled a 'dramedy', though it felt mostly like a comedy. The realistic and tender portrayals of adultery are very well done. I recommend.


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