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Labor Day weekend is a time for last-minute relaxation, and what better way to do so than with an irresistible ensemble comedy? That’s why Clea DuVall’s directorial debut “The Intervention” is the perfect indie to watch on VOD this holiday weekend. Featuring one of the year’s strongest indie ensembles — including Melanie Lynskey, Cobie Smulders, Natasha Lyonne, Jason Ritter, Vincent Piazza and Ben Schwartz — “The Intervention” is a clever riff on “The Big Chill,” centering on a weekend gateway among four couples that takes a sharp turn when it’s revealed the trip is really an intervention on one of their marriages.
Intelligently written to uplift cliches left and right, and featuring a standout Lynskey who won a special Jury Prize for acting at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, “The Intervention” is a sweet delight from start to finish. If you can’t make it to the theater or just want to settle in and watch a movie with some friends and family, “The Intervention” is the perfect choice, just prepare for some pretty hard truths about relationships, honesty, and the meaning of friendship. For more, listen to our Film Editor Kate Erbland make the case below.
And for more must-see indies that you can watch right now on VOD, get our six picks of the month in the video below: