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Band Aid (2017)

R | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 9 June 2017 (USA)
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A couple who can't stop fighting embark on a last-ditch effort to save their marriage: turning their fights into songs and starting a band.

Director:

Zoe Lister-Jones
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zoe Lister-Jones ... Anna
Adam Pally ... Ben
Susie Essman ... Shirley
Retta ... Carol
Hannah Simone ... Grace
Ravi Patel ... Bobby
Brooklyn Decker ... Candice
Angelique Cabral ... Lauren
Majandra Delfino ... Maria
Nelson Franklin ... Ned
Kailash Banerjee Sukhadia Kailash Banerjee Sukhadia ... Theo
Vivien Lyra Blair ... Isis
Nolan Malcolm Fink Nolan Malcolm Fink ... Jimmy
Nilu Gacek Nilu Gacek ... Nilu
Dylan Magenheim Dylan Magenheim ... Dylan
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A couple who can't stop fighting embark on a last-ditch effort to save their marriage: turning their fights into songs and starting a band.

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Taglines:

Misery loves accompaniment

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 June 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anna et Ben See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,013, 2 June 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$237,535, 14 July 2017
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2.35 : 1
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The tagline "Misery loves accompaniment" is a play on the phrase "Misery loves company." See more »

Quotes

Shirley: [on phone] All my friends have grandkids, Benny. Everyone at bookclub's passing out photos like it's 9-11.
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Soundtracks

Love Is A Drip
Music by Zoe Lister-Jones & Dan Molad
Lyrics by Zoe Lister-Jones
Performed by Zoe Lister-Jones and Adam Pally
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Failing marriage never sounded so sweet
27 August 2017 | by smanteufelSee all my reviews

Band Aid is a quirky indie picture written and directed by Zoe Lister-Jones that depicts the lives of Anna and Ben, a young married couple struggling not just with the dishes, but unemployment, un-fulfilment, miscarriage and of course the frailties of a monotonous marriage.

Together, both Lister-Jones and Adam Pally are brilliant in depicting a realistic and grounded relationship that balances comedy and drama, as the two uniquely deal with their marital problems by turning each and every fight into a song performed alongside drummer and neighbouring creep Dave, played by Fred Armisen.

The whimsical and clever lyrics of each song aside, the film is genuinely fantastic, both in direction and writing, with Lister-Jones churning out a brilliant performance that has me, and many others wishing she would write and direct more…


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