When two sisters suspect their father (John Turturro) may be having an affair, it sends them into a tailspin that reveals cracks in the family façade. For the first time, older sister Dana (Jenny Slate), recently engaged and struggling with her own fidelity, finds herself bonding with her wild teenage sister Ali (Abby Quinn). The two try to uncover the truth without tipping off their mother (Edie Falco) and discover the messy reality of love and sex in the process. Set in 1990s Manhattan, Landline is a warm, insightful and comedic drama about a family united by secrets and lies, co-written and directed by Gillian Robespierre (Obvious Child).
USA, 2017, 93 minutes, Directed by Gillian Robespierre
“A textured, silly, sweet, and deeply felt comedy.”– David Ehrlich, INDIEWIRE
“The performances are all outstanding.”– Noel Murray, THE PLAYLIST
“If 'Obvious Child' was her 'Annie Hall,' this is (Robespierre’s) 'Hannah and Her Sisters.'"– Jason Bailey, FLAVORWIRE
“Robespierre succeeds at making another candid, comedic portrayal of family dysfunction and difficult life transitions, this time from a multigenerational perspective.”– Alex Arabian, POPMATTERS
“Great cast and solid writing…the New York-set comedy’s title tells you all you really need to know: It’s one big love letter to the ‘90s.”– Sara Stewart, NEW YORK POST