While it might not seem so at first, Laura Steinel’s feature debut is ultimately proof of the importance of family. Under the guise of a dramedy filled with situational humour, the American director offers deep and universal truths about human relationships and a sense of belonging. It’s exactly what Kate (Orange Is the New Black star Taylor Schilling) is missing in life—along with certain interpersonal skills. A child-phobic careerist, she sees bonding with others as a necessary evil, so when she’s tasked with looking after her niece Maddie she’s understandably far from thrilled. Especially when the situation drags on, throwing her life into complete chaos. But once the two of them get a chance to know each other better a connection starts to grow, based on mutual trust and solidarity.
Taylor Schilling, Bryn Vale, Kate McKinnon, Brian Tyree Henry, Jessie Ennis