The pain of loss, the resentment of failure and the hope for a new life are the dramatic elements that come together in “Hateship Loveship,” a minor key story about the lingering effects of death on one family, and the stranger who helps them pull together.
Kristen Wiig, Guy Pearce, Hailee Steinfeld and Nick Nolte star in the film from Liza Johnson, based on the short story by Alice Munro, that follows the shy and sheltered Johanna Parry (Wiig), who gets hired as a housekeeper for the McCauley family. She’s dropped into a drama that sees the elder McCauley (Nolte) unable to forgive his former junkie son-in-law Ken (Pearce) for causing the death of his daughter. Granddaughter Sabitha (Steinfeld) is caught in the middle, but a fledgling relationship between Johanna and Ken could change everything. In this exclusive clip, we see the secrets unearthed in the household, carrying the weight of the past.
“Hateship Loveship” is on VOD and in limited release today. Watch below.