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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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'Landline' Cast Share Their Favorite Throwback Movies

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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dana
... Ben
... Ali
... Alan
... Pat
... Sandra
... Jed
... Ravi
... Nate
... Sophie
... Allison
... One-Man Xylophone-Kick Drum Band
Eric Tabach ... Anthony
... Claire
... 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.

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

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$52,555, 23 July 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$940,854, 28 September 2017
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Gillian Robespierre and Elisabeth Holm both admit to raiding their mothers' respective wardrobes to obtain costumes for the film. 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 »

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Jed: You wanna get high and watch Zelig?
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References Suture (1993) See more »

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Enlightenment
Written by Jake Rousham
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music obo Poke Music
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Not bad
25 July 2017 | by See all my reviews

The story felt a little generic but the film's makers put their stank into it and made it fresh.

Felt almost felt like a Woody Allen movie he did not make because of all the cheating going on in it. The typical story of a family going through hard times. This particular tale revolves around two sisters who discover dad's stepping out on mom, but one of the sister should not throw bricks at glass houses. Did a good job of putting us in the 90s. It seems like there was no real need for the movie to have taken place in the 90s unless the filmmakers were really sold on the name of the film. You see the landlines in the film but they don't really do anything for the story, but there were a few funny moments (really just two) about being a teen in the 90s and the technology available to us.   The characters are really good and the actors give great performances as them, which is what really makes the movie over anything else.   Liked it.

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