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Rated R · 93 minutes · 2017

Comedy, Comedy drama, Drama
Remember the old days, when people had to call each other on phones attached to the wall? This genial comedy, set in 1995, exudes a warm nostalgia for its era, which is defined onscreen mainly through its clunky technology: the young protagonist (Jenny Slate) and her school-age sister (Abby Quinn) learn that their father (John Turturro) is cheating on their mother (Edie Falco) when they find his illicit love letters on a floppy disk. The movie reunites Slate, screenwriter Elisabeth Holm, and director Gillian Robespierre of the cult hit Obvious Child (2014), sort of a pro-choice romantic comedy; like that movie, this one benefits from Slate's ample charm and comic timing, though they've been funneled into a more conventional coming-of-age story. With Jay Duplass.
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Director: Gillian Robespierre
Producer: Elisabeth Holm, Russell Levine, Gigi Pritzker, Christopher Lytton, Natalya Petrosova, Gillian Robespierre and Rachel Shane
Cast: Jenny Slate, John Turturro, Edie Falco, Abby Quinn, Jay Duplass, Finn Wittrock, Amy Carlson and Ali Ahn

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