A woman takes advantage of her growing celebrity status when the police and the public think her dead husband is just missing.

Director:

Tate Taylor

Writer:

Amanda Idoko
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Allison Janney ... Sue Buttons
Mila Kunis ... Nancy
Regina Hall ... Detective Cam Harris
Awkwafina ... Mina
Wanda Sykes ... Rita
Ellen Barkin ... Debbie
Matthew Modine ... Karl Buttons
Jimmi Simpson ... Petey Buttons
Keong Sim ... Mr. Kim
Juliette Lewis ... Gloria Michaels
Clifton Collins Jr. ... Ray
Samira Wiley ... Jonelle
Bridget Everett ... Leah Norton
T.C. Matherne ... Officer Jones
Dominic Burgess ... Captain Riggins
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Storyline

After her husband goes missing, Sue Buttons (Allison Janney), an under-appreciated suburban wife, gets a taste of being a local celebrity as she embarks on a city-wide search in Yuba County to find him. In an effort to prolong her newfound fame, she stumbles into hilarious hi jinks as her world turns upside down, dodging a wanna-be mobster (Awkwafina), a relentless local policewoman (Regina Hall), her half-sister (Mila Kunis) a local news reporter desperate for a story, and her husband's dead-beat brother (Jimmi Simpson), who all set out to uncover the truth behind the disappearance.

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Sue Buttons has one killer story.


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Rated R for violence, sexual content, language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Director Tate Taylor chose Natchez, Mississippi as the location to represent Yuba County because of his great love for the town and the community. See more »

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(At the 1 hour mark) Detective Harris' GPS shows the real-world Natchez, Mississippi location and not the fictional Stanlow, Yuba County location. See more »

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fun to watch
14 February 2021 | by roger-schaubsSee all my reviews

This film is a little all over the place but in a good way. Good acting together with a constantly changing story makes a very decent film.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 2021 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Breaking News in Yuba County See more »

Filming Locations:

Natchez, Mississippi, USA

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$90,933
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