- Sophie Hyde
- 109 mins
- 15More info: UK: Suitable only for persons of 15 years and over
Premiere. Two close friends find their hedonistic relationship threatened by impending nuptials. Director Sophie Hyde's comedy, adapted by Emma Jane Unsworth from her semi-autobiographical novel, starring Holliday Grainger and Alia Shawkat.
In Aussie director Sophie Hyde's belated second film (after her 2013 debut 52 Tuesdays), Holliday Grainger and Alia Shawkat are terrific as the hard-partying rebels without a pause, whose 20-something years seem to have been spent carousing on the streets of Dublin. Grainger's Laura is an aspiring author perpetually on the verge of writing a novel, if only brash American bestie Tyler (Shawkat) wasn't living for the moment and enticing her into a diet of drink, drugs and casual sex. So far, so hedonistic, until Laura falls for a young pianist (Fra Fee) and domestic respectability beckons, much to Tyler's horror. Irreverent, funny and refreshingly unsentimental, Hyde's sophomore drama gives Withnail & I a bawdy run for its money thanks to a nuanced script (from source novelist Emma Jane Unsworth) and believable lead performances that put flawed but fascinating women up front and centre.
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- Swearing, sex scenes, nudity, drug abuse
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