The Intervention

The Intervention

The Intervention

Sundance winning (for Melanie Lynskey's performance) comedy-drama, following a weekend getaway for four couples. The fun takes a sharp turn when one of the couples discovers the entire trip was orchestrated to host an intervention on their marriage.

"Control freak bride-to-be Annie gathers her group of thirty-something friends at the picturesque Savannah family summer home of sisters Jessie (writer/director Clea DuVall) and Ruby to convince Ruby and her workaholic husband, Peter, that their relationship has turned irreparably toxic. Joined by Annie’s easygoing fiancé, Jessie’s partner (Sarah), as well as the reluctant Jack and his sprightly 22-year-old girlfriend, the group makes fumbling attempts to jump-start the intervention throughout the booze-fueled weekend, while resolutely avoiding dealing with their own vices and regrets." (Sundance Film Festival)

Special Jury Prize winner (for Lynskey - Individual Performance) at Sundance Film Festival 2016
2016Rating: M90 minsUSA
ComedyDramaFestival & Independent

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The Intervention / Reviews

Variety

Variety

An ensemble piece that breaks no new ground in themes or execution, but is pleasingly accomplished on all levels.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Despite her script’s omissions...Ms. DuVall juggles the emotional dynamics with fluid editing and light comic touches.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Unfortunately a slack screenplay and lack of focus holds the project back from being anything more than an actors’ showcase.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Feels bland and without consequence, as it’s not possible to invest in characters about whom we’re offered so little.

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