What it's about: Married couple Sophie (Elisabeth Moss) and Ethan (Mark Duplass) are having relationship problems, so their therapist recommends that they escape to weekend retreat to reconnect with one another. However, once they arrive, they realize that their idyllic escape is not what they expected.
How is it?: While the plot sounds like a straightforward romantic comedy, a trippy plot twist turns this film from what could have been fairly forgettable movie into a deep, unique look at what it means to be in love and in a longterm relationship. The twist is bizarre, but it is handled well by director Charlie McDowell (of Dear Girls Above Me fame). Moss and Duplass’s subtle and funny performances also help keep the project grounded in a way that only two expert actors really could. If you think that the era of romantic comedy in films is over, you have to check out this wholly original project. Just maybe don’t go see this on date night if you are thinking about dumping your long-term significant other.
When you can see it: In theaters on August 15.
Source: The Weinstein Company