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The Intervention (2016)

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A weekend getaway for four couples takes a sharp turn when one of the couples discovers the entire trip was orchestrated to host an intervention on their marriage.

Director:

Clea DuVall

Writer:

Clea DuVall
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Melanie Lynskey ... Annie
Jason Ritter ... Matt
Skylar Bernon Skylar Bernon ... Traveling Little Girl / Airport Background
Kira Pozehl ... Stewardess
David Bernon ... Rick
Natasha Lyonne ... Sarah
Clea DuVall ... Jessie
Ben Schwartz ... Jack
Alia Shawkat ... Lola
Vincent Piazza ... Peter
Cobie Smulders ... Ruby
Sophie Avedikian Sophie Avedikian ... Airplane Background
Ziv Battat Ziv Battat ... Airplane Background
Georgina Bekerian Georgina Bekerian ... Airplane Background
Katherine Boghossian Katherine Boghossian ... Airplane Background
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Storyline

A young couple, Peter and Ruby, are married with three children. On a weekend trip a tight-knit group of friends confront them about their constant bickering and propose they divorce. Reacting in anger, the couple clearly realize the truth in what their friends are trying to say; nonetheless, they remember their old feelings for each other and decide instead to strive to improve their relationship. Later, the intervention is turned around on Annie (Lynskey) and her alcohol problem, while she begins to realize that her conspired marriage intervention for Ruby and Peter may have been based on her suppressed doubts about her own impending wedding. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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What are friends for?

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language including sexual references | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 August 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Clea DuVall Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Savannah, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,316, 28 August 2016

Gross USA:

$32,919

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,919
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Burn Later Productions See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Jessie is seen reading "The Pilot and the Twig, A Novel by Mia Weier" in the last scene Clea and Natasha have together. Mia Weier is Clea's rumored "long time girlfriend." This book was also featured in a Tegan and Sara video for the song "BWU" in which Mia stars. See more »

Goofs

The moon is shown on consecutive nights. The first time, it is full or nearly so. The second time, it is waxing gibbous. There are two problems. First, this is the reverse order of the phases in North America; second, there appears to be about 3 to 5 days difference between the phases, not 1. See more »

Quotes

[while watching Jessie and Sarah trying to make each other jealous by kissing Lola, Jack and others]
Annie: [in disbelief] Am I having a stroke?
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Connections

References The Untouchables (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Anonymous Club
Written and Performed by Courtney Barnett
Published by Third Side Music Inc.
Courtesy of Mom + Pop
By Arrangement with Hidden Track Music
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Pretty good, if flawed
30 December 2016 | by Red_IdentitySee all my reviews

I was very interested in seeing Clea DuVall's directorial debut. For years I have only known her as an actress (a very capable one) so I wanted to see what her skills behind the camera, and behind the typewriter if I must say, were. I definitely think there are some contrivances here, flaws that continually stick out. The film is a bit disjointed at times and unsure of where it really wants to go, and yet it still never falls apart and is quite enjoyable. Although the screenplay is very flawed, it also shows a good amount of talent in its dialogue that makes me interested in what DuVall can create next. The reason it works so well is probably because of the very talented and dedicated cast. I do recommend it.


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