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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.


Clea DuVall


Clea DuVall
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »





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


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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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

26 August 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Clea DuVall Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Savannah, Georgia, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,316, 26 August 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Burn Later Productions See more »
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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jessie is seen reading "The Pilot and the Twig, A Novel by Mia Weier" in the last scene Clea and Natasha have together. Mia Weier is Clea's rumored "long time girlfriend." This book was also featured in a Tegan and Sara video for the song "BWU" in which Mia stars. See more »


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 »


Ruby: But what if we try and it doesn't work?
Lola: Well, maybe you'd regret not trying more.
Ruby: What if we can't get back to where we were?
Lola: Well, maybe you could make something new.
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References The Untouchables (1987) See more »


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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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Subtle Drama
12 August 2017 | by scythertitusSee all my reviews

Solid dramatic comedy about four sets of couples with their own quirks and problems, giving a good balanced outlook at relationships and the various ways in how they can work and work out.

The cast is great and the comedy is subtle. The film does a good job of addressing multiple viewpoints and informing the audience of who each character is and what they are feeling. The best aspect is probably how then each defined character interacts with each other, as well as which ones don't. Often times you get the feeling more of watching a play than a movie (in a good way).

Overall I recommend this film to people who like real life stories, if you are looking for lots of laugh out loud comedy, high stakes or extreme drama then you won't find it here. But a pleasant, thoughtful and enjoyable look at relationships as they mature is delivered in very fine fashion.

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