Genre: Comedy, Drama. Dir: Sophie Hyde. Country: UK|Australia|Ireland.
Alia Shawkat and Holliday Grainger give a beautiful authenticity to Australian director Sophie Hyde’s adaptation of the acclaimed novel that Caitlin Moran described as “Withnail & I for girls”. The pair star as best friends Laura and Tyler. They’re either side of thirty and have spent the better part of the last decade indulging their every hedonistic whim, arm in arm, to an almost co-dependent level. But their bond begins to crack under the weight of looming adulthood when Laura meets and falls for teetotal pianist Jim.
Set (and gorgeously shot) in Dublin, it’s a visceral, bittersweet and charming examination of modern love, wherever it’s found.
“A wonderful, utterly lived-in film about two women at a crossroads … There’s rich detail and truth underpinning [this] gloriously untamed study of friendship, one that refuses to play by the rules.” – The Guardian