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Landline (2017)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 21 July 2017 (USA)
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In 1995, a teenager living with her sister and parents in Manhattan discovers that her father is having an affair.

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Elisabeth Holm (story by), Gillian Robespierre (story by) | 3 more credits »

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The Landline cast and crew reveal their favorite movies from the '80s and '90s, with a special nod to A League of Their Own and its victory song.

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The plot is unknown at this time but the story is set in New York City and centered around the lives of three women.

Director: Gillian Robespierre
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jenny Slate ... Dana
Jay Duplass ... Ben
Abby Quinn ... Ali
John Turturro ... Alan
Edie Falco ... Pat
Ali Ahn ... Sandra
Marquis Rodriguez ... Jed
Jordan Carlos ... Ravi
Finn Wittrock ... Nate
Bobbi Salvör Menuez ... Sophie (as India Menuez)
Charlotte Ubben ... Allison
Roger Peffley Roger Peffley ... One-Man Xylophone-Kick Drum Band
Eric Tabach ... Anthony
Raffaella Meloni ... Claire
Noah Tully Sanderson ... Arango
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Set in Manhattan in 1995, LANDLINE follows three women in one family having lots of sex, drugs, and Japanese food. Navigating monogamy, honesty, and a long-lost New York, the Jacobs family lives in the last days when people still didn't have cell phones and still did smoke inside. Teenage Ali discovers her dad's affair, her older sister Dana uncovers her own wild side, and their mother Pat grapples with the truth that she can't have it all, but her family still has each other. For a generation raised on divorce and wall-to-wall carpeting, LANDLINE is an honest comedy about what happens when sisters become friends and parents become humans.

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1995. When people were harder to reach.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 July 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Agitatie în familie See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$52,555, 23 July 2017

Gross USA:

$940,854
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Trivia

Co-writers Gillian Robespierre and Elisabeth Holm described the film as a "comedy about a family that grows closer through divorce rather than being torn apart." See more »

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In the record store scene, in the background can be seen the album "25" by Adele which was released in 2015, NOT 1995. See more »

Quotes

Dana: This is the best sports drink ever!
Ali: It's because it's whiskey Mountain Dew!
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Features The Devil Bat (1940) See more »

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Written and Performed by Alexander McCabe
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2 sisters with daddy trouble
28 January 2019 | by csbakaSee all my reviews

I was rather surprised by Landline. For one thing it's about two sisters and neither had an infectious disease neither was a serial killer, prostitute or wearing spandex in the Marvel Universe.

Just some real drama and although spotty here and there script wise there was some really very telling moments about the sisters here. The big deal in the film is that dear old dad is something of a 'man whore' I suppose you'd say. Played rather carelessly by fine actor John Turturro. The guy is honestly a bit of a slump.

More interestingly is the affair of the older sister Dana, played very nicely by actress Jenny Slate, she and her younger sister Ali, Abby Quinn are sterling as sisters, really sympatico.

The ending felt right as well with dad slumping in, I mean I don't see Harvey Weinstein catching a break!

Still, sisters rarely get to be shown on the big screen and here I liked the tough but knowing interplay between them. I'd of liked to see more of them if this were a series instead of a movie.

There is some drag however, a sort of malaise to the action that draws on too long. The film could have used a more savvy Editor, I hate to get tech with you here, I mean this isn't AFI... but the Editor is very, very important! Especially one who isn't swayed by a Director who is often a tad too close to the material.

Lastly is the time 1995, wow, I'd forgotten how cool it could be back then. It was great to see this decade again. Which is surprising to say the least!

See Landline, some of you may really hate it but I think many of you might like it too.


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