We’ve all seen various versions of interventions in movies and television shows. They never go as smoothly as the interveners would like, often turning into a mess of hilarious awkwardness and touchy drama. Filmmaker Clea DuVall has taken those ideas and amplified them as the entire premise of her latest film “The Intervention,” which looks to be a fun, awkward ride with a great ensemble cast.
The film premiered at Sundance this past January, where star Melanie Lynskey winning the U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Individual Performance. Written and directed by DuVall, “The Intervention” stars DuVall, Lynskey, Natasha Lyonne, Vincent Piazza, Jason Ritter, Ben Schwartz, Alia Shawkat and Cobie Smulders.
The film follows Lynskey as “control freak bride-to-be Annie” as she brings together her closeknit group of thirtysomething friends to stage an ill-advised intervention with Ruby (Smulders) and her workaholic husband, Peter (Piazza), convinced that their relationship is bringing everyone down. As the eponymous intervention unfolds, plenty of hard truths are revealed, lots of laughs are had and the group’s dynamics keep amusingly and authentically shifting.
Check out the trailer below. “The Intervention” hits theaters on August 26.