I FRICKING WANNA LIVE IN THAT HOUSE! WHO WOULDNT, RIGHT? This was so bittersweet. "We can swap clothes and drink wine all night" etc-etc-etc. FUCK. MY. HEART. I wasn't expecting getting emocional over this one, but yeah... I missed you.
Alongside 'Drinking Buddies', 'While We're Young' and 'Mistress America', 'The Intervention' points to a post-adolescent demographic of twenty and thirtysomethings hitting either a third adolescence or a mid-life crisis. As an evaluation of the nature of relationships, this is an intuitive and light-hearted look at Middle America.
Did what it set out to do--craft a 'Big Chill'-inspired world in which relationship scripts are flipped. Clea's very good at setting up a story structure and delivering physical comedy & tragedy (keep an eye out for the kiss fight and the last several minutes of the intervention itself). Eager to see how her writing chops develop. Lynskey is a goddess and Shawkat is unsung.