Landline

97 mins.
Directed by Gillian Robespierre
R
English
2017

The Manhattan of 1995: a land without cell phones, but abundant in CD listening stations, bar smoke, and family dysfunction.

Enter the Jacobs. Eldest daughter Dana’s looming marriage to straight-laced Ben prompts a willful dive into her wild side, while her younger sister, Ali, is still in high school but leads a covert life of sex, drugs, and clubbing.

After discovering love letters penned by their father, the sisters try to expose his apparent affair while keeping it from their all-too-composed mother.

Gillian Robespierre’s follow-up to OBVIOUS CHILD reprises her talent for subversive comedy and explores how family bonds grow sturdier through lying, cheating, and strife.

LANDLINE stars Jenny Slate, Edie Falco, John Turturro, and Abby Quinn.