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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
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Melanie Lynskey ... Annie
Jason Ritter ... Matt
Skylar Bernon Skylar Bernon ... Traveling Little Girl / Airport Background
Kira Pozehl 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 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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Did You Know?


One of the famous gags on How I Met Your Mother was when the group held interventions for one another. Cobie Smulders starred in that show as well as this movie 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 »


Annie: Lesbians!
[sweeping hand gesture toward row of parked rental cars]
Annie: Here are the Subarus.
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References M*A*S*H (1972) See more »


Alone and Blue
Written by Steve Gray
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Pretty good, if flawed
30 December 2016 | by Red_IdentitySee all my reviews

I was very interested in seeing Clea DuVall's directorial debut. For years I have only known her as an actress (a very capable one) so I wanted to see what her skills behind the camera, and behind the typewriter if I must say, were. I definitely think there are some contrivances here, flaws that continually stick out. The film is a bit disjointed at times and unsure of where it really wants to go, and yet it still never falls apart and is quite enjoyable. Although the screenplay is very flawed, it also shows a good amount of talent in its dialogue that makes me interested in what DuVall can create next. The reason it works so well is probably because of the very talented and dedicated cast. I do recommend it.

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Release Date:

26 August 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Savannah, Georgia, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,316, 28 August 2016

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Burn Later Productions See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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