#52FilmsByWomen: THE INTERVENTION
51/52 THE INTERVENTION
I was having a conversation with a friend of mine, saying that I was a little creatively frustrated. Being an actor is such a weird thing, because you have to rely on so many other people to get to the place where you are able to express yourself creatively. We were talking about just making stuff on our own, but then it’s hard, you need financing and things are expensive. I had written this other script that I really liked, but it would have been too pricey. No one was going to give five million dollars to make a movie. So I had this really simple idea and I told to him the idea for this movie, the premise of friends who do a relationship intervention, and he thought it was a funny idea. He encouraged me to go home and write it, and I just wrote it.
Actor Clea Duvall wrote, directed, executive produced and played a supporting role in this film and it’s everything you want an ensemble film to be–smart, funny, relatable and touching, with great moments for every single actor.
A weekend getaway for four couples takes a sharp turn when one of the couples discovers the entire trip was orchestrated to host an intervention on their marriage.
Duvall couldn’t have assembled a better cast and the heart of the movie is Melanie Lynskey–one of my very favorite actors who I virtually follow around to watch anything and everything she does. Here she gets the chance to show off her considerable comedic talents in a role written for her by Duvall. She’s surrounded by a host of excellent performances, a beautiful production design and gorgeous photography by Polly Morgan–which is worth noting since female cinematographers are somewhat rare. This is an engaging and uplifting film experience from start to finish. THE INTERVENTION is available on VOD.