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Other People (2016)

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A struggling comedy writer, fresh off a breakup and in the midst of the worst year of his life, returns to Sacramento to care for his dying mother.


Chris Kelly


Chris Kelly
3 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Jesse Plemons ... David
Molly Shannon ... Joanne
Bradley Whitford ... Norman
Maude Apatow ... Alexandra
Madisen Beaty ... Rebeccah
Deb Hiett ... Cathy Columbo (voice)
Eli Vargas Eli Vargas ... Del Taco Employee (voice)
June Squibb ... Ruth-Anne
Paul Dooley ... Ronnie
Kyle Lane Kyle Lane ... Daniel
Matt Walsh ... Steve
Kerri Kenney ... Aunt Lynne
Paula Pell Paula Pell ... Aunt Patti
Kevin Dorff ... Dennis
Sophi Bairley ... Caroline


Follows David as he moves back home to be with his mother for the year between her giving up her fight against cancer and slowly dying. Davids relationship with his family is, at best, strained (especially in regard to his father) because of an apparent difficulty in accepting his homosexuality. Although the subject matter is genuinely distressing, his mothers death ultimately helps restore his familial bonds and become an integrated part of the family unit again. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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Comedy | Drama


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Release Date:

9 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Другие люди See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,997, 11 September 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$93,000, 1 January 2017
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


In real life, Chris Kelly's parents were divorced. His mother was Joanne (Kellogg) Kelly Piazza (1960-2009). See more »


[Cathy is recording a voice message]
Cathy Columbo: Hi Joanne, it's Cathy *Columbo* from Bemidji state? I heard from Kay and Rick, you were *sick*. I am *so sorry*. I didn't know that honey. I... I'd love to hear how you're doing... uh, whenever you're up for it, okay? And it's uh... o hold on one sec, Joanne. Um yeah, I'd like 2 bean and cheese burritos please, and a small Pepsi.
Del Taco Employee: We don't serve Pepsi, mam. We only have Coke.
Cathy Columbo: No, no, I al...
Del Taco Employee: Only Coke mam.
Cathy Columbo: Oh, *shit*. Sorry, I thought I was... a... a Taco Bell...
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References Mirror Mirror (2012) See more »


Drops of Jupiter
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Great Little Gem I found on The Netflix
3 January 2017 | by dancingbuggeverSee all my reviews

I very much enjoyed this film and didn't see a preview beforehand, so I didn't know what to expect. I watched it because it had Molly Shannon in it, and she's just a peach. Upon watching this.. I'm like, "OK, we got a gay character....OK, another gay character... Oh, no we are in a gay bar making jokes." So that was a pleasant surprise there. Also, this movie isn't "hilarious" as I saw on advertisements and such. This movie has its funny moments, but it's camouflaged over top of very touching emotional issues and Molly Shannon's character, whom is a dying of cancer. So, "hilarious" is too much of a word to say considering I was crying with little hints of chuckling here and there. This movie deserves better ratings, but people suck.. So, I can't expect more than the rating it has. Also, I'd like to say that Jesse Plemons did a GREAT job in his role. I forgot that he was in other movies to be honest, because he was so believable as this gay character... And I hadn't paid that much attention to his work before this. :/ I do remember him in Battleship upon seeing he was in that like 10 minutes ago, and remember thinking he was a little cutie. He has a Matt Damon thing about him going on. I guess his character in this film reminded me of myself, very much so.. And I just wanted to give him a big hug. But enough about me.. Just watch it if you want to watch something touching and you feel compassion for families dealing with losing someone.

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