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The Intervention (2016)

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A weekend getaway for four couples takes a sharp turn when one of the couples discovers the entire trip was orchestrated to host an intervention on their marriage.

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Clea DuVall

Writer:

Clea DuVall
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Melanie Lynskey ... Annie
Jason Ritter ... Matt
Skylar Bernon Skylar Bernon ... Traveling Little Girl / Airport Background
Kira Pozehl ... Stewardess
David Bernon ... Rick
Natasha Lyonne ... Sarah
Clea DuVall ... Jessie
Ben Schwartz ... Jack
Alia Shawkat ... Lola
Vincent Piazza ... Peter
Cobie Smulders ... Ruby
Sophie Avedikian Sophie Avedikian ... Airplane Background
Ziv Battat Ziv Battat ... Airplane Background
Georgina Bekerian ... Airplane Background
Katherine Boghossian Katherine Boghossian ... Airplane Background
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Storyline

A young couple, Peter and Ruby, are married with three children. On a weekend trip a tight-knit group of friends confront them about their constant bickering and propose they divorce. Reacting in anger, the couple clearly realize the truth in what their friends are trying to say; nonetheless, they remember their old feelings for each other and decide instead to strive to improve their relationship. Later, the intervention is turned around on Annie (Lynskey) and her alcohol problem, while she begins to realize that her conspired marriage intervention for Ruby and Peter may have been based on her suppressed doubts about her own impending wedding. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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What are friends for?

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language including sexual references | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 August 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Clea DuVall Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Savannah, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,316, 28 August 2016

Gross USA:

$32,919

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,919
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Burn Later Productions See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Shot in 18 days. See more »

Goofs

The moon is shown on consecutive nights. The first time, it is full or nearly so. The second time, it is waxing gibbous. There are two problems. First, this is the reverse order of the phases in North America; second, there appears to be about 3 to 5 days difference between the phases, not 1. See more »

Quotes

Ruby: It was the happiest day of my life. All of my happiest days have been with you. I still love you,but I... But I'm not happy. And I know that you're not either. And I'm so sorry. I'm... And I don't know, Peter, I don't know if we can... If we can fix it. But I wanna try. Will you try with me?
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References Psycho (1960) See more »

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May As Well
Performed by Angel Olsen
Published by Horus Elder
By Arrangement with Two Thousand & Eleven Ribbon Music and Domino Publishing Company of America, Inc.
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Doesn't Ring True
30 November 2016 | by larrys3See all my reviews

The talented actress Clea DuVall makes her major motion picture directorial and writing debut here, and also is one of the featured players in the ensemble cast of eight as well. The group gathers at a luxurious summer home, outside of Savannah, mainly to have an intervention and urge two of their friends to bail out of a very strained marriage.

There's a lot of talent in this cast and they're effective in their particular roles. However, I found the screenplay to be terribly clichéd and non-believable on the whole, and the characters to be carping and annoying for the most part, reaching epiphanies during the movie that seemed to come out of "left field".

Are we really supposed to feel for a character who's trying to make the argument that Hitler may have had good intentions in what he did, and thus maybe wasn't such a bad guy? How they left this scene in the film is beyond my comprehension.

To note, there's lots of explicit language laced throughout the movie, as well as some highly suggestive sexual scenes,

All in all, a talented cast is rather wasted here as the script and the whole thing just didn't ring true, in my opinion, plus the usual 180's at the end were not worth the long slog to get there.


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