Watch This: Trailer for The Intervention

Melanie Lynskey and Clea DuVall in The Intervention

The Intervention features a big ensemble cast in a situation likened to The Big Chill. Instead of a funeral, the motivation for this get together among friends is to suggest one of the couples get a divorce! That’s the intervention. 

The Intervention is the first directing gig for Clea DuVall, who also wrote the film and acts in it. The film has a female cinematographer, Polly Morgan, and numerous other female names behind the camera.

The film synopsis, “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.”

Filling out the cast are Melanie Lynskey, Cobie Smulders, Natasha Lyonne, Ben Schwartz, Vincent Piazza, Jason Ritter, and Alia Shawkat. This is the debut feature film score of Sara Quin of Tegan and Sara.

Interesting factoid, Cobie Smulders broke her leg playing with her kids just before filming began. Her broken leg in the film was real!

The Intervention premiers August 26, 2016. It looks to me like it should be wonderful! What do  you think?

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