An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African-American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.
Bryce Dallas Howard
Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games, a televised fight to the death in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to compete.
I saw this at BAM in Brooklyn and thought it was pretty incredible. Rosemarie Dewitt is so wonderful in her role (she is not the lead but somehow she stole the show for meshe is so beautiful and intelligent and refreshing to watch) and she has great chemistry with both Krasinski and Justin Kirk. It's basically my three favorite TV actors in one great film, getting to do so much more with their talents than you ever see on Mad Men, Weeds or The Office.
Olivia Thirlby is excellent too as a very driven young woman artist. Her style is great and she has a very intense and unique energyan ingénue but not so innocent at all. But I think my favorite part is how gorgeous LA looks and the interiors, too. It is really sexy and a little seventies naturalist but also completely "contemporary LA" in a way I've never seen so accurately portrayed. I really identified as a New Yorker who has visited LA and had a major crush on the parts of it that just seem like, so hip and mysterious and "how can I figure out how to live like this?!"
I am a big fan of Dunham's work and actually saw this because of how much I liked Russo- Young's last film, "You Wont Miss Me." This is a smart and funny and great to look at collaboration for them as writers and I'm super excited to see what Russo-Young does next....
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