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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.

Writers:

Elisabeth Holm (story by), Gillian Robespierre (story by) | 3 more credits »
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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 Raffaella Meloni ... Claire
Noah Tully Sanderson ... Arango
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Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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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Trivia

Actress Jenny Slate had previous collaborated with writer/director Gillian Robespierre and writer/producer Elisabeth Holm on the 2014 film Obvious Child. See more »

Goofs

Characters are listening to the song "On Fire" by Sebadoh in one scene set in 1995. The song was released in August 1996. See more »

Quotes

Ali: [Before she takes her first hit of H] Call my mom if I die.
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Connections

References Zelig (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Pressure Drop
Written by Toots Hibbert (as Hibbert Frederick)
Performed by Toots & The Maytals
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Not bad
25 July 2017 | by subxerogravitySee 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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Release Date:

21 July 2017 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$52,555, 23 July 2017

Gross USA:

$940,854

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$940,854
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