2014, 91 minutes, color, U.S.A.
Ethan and Sophie are a married couple on the brink of separation. At the urging of their therapist, they escape to a beautiful vacation house for a weekend getaway in an attempt to salvage what’s left of their relationship. What starts off as a relaxing and tranquil retreat soon spirals into a dizzyingly bizarre experience that forces the couple to reflect upon the complexities of their troubled partnership. Over the course of a few days, Ethan and Sophie work diligently to rediscover their better selves and embrace the unexpected as everything they once thought was real becomes more and more surreal.
In acclaimed author Charlie McDowell’s highly original directorial debut, Elisabeth Moss and Mark Duplass deliver delightfully wry and engaging performances as a couple on the verge of dissolution. McDowell injects his distinct, comedic voice into this uncanny exploration of the human relationship—with welcomingly unpredictable results.
Director: Charlie McDowell
Screenwriter: Justin Lader
Producer: Mel Eslyn
Executive Producers: Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass, Charlie McDowell, Justin Lader
Cinematographer: Doug Emmett
Editor: Jennifer Lilly
Composers: Danny Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans
Production Designer: Theresa Guleserian
Principal Cast: Mark Duplass, Elisabeth Moss, Ted Danson