MIFF – TOGETHER TOGETHER
Rising alt-comedy star Patti Harrison joins Ed Helms in this wry surrogate-pregnancy comedy that upends traditional gender dynamics and subverts expectations.
Single, forty something app designer Matt is desperate to become a father, but his relationships haven’t worked out. Enter: Anna, a sardonic 26-year-old barista who agrees to be his gestational surrogate – and, soon, this pair of loners find themselves thrown together into an unlikely friendship.
Powered by the winning combination of comedy veteran Helms (The Hangover, The Office) and breakout star Harrison (Search Party, Shrill, Big Mouth), writer/director Nikole Beckwith’s take on the classic buddy comedy flips expectations and cheerfully scrambles conventional gender roles. But Together Together also finds unexpected tenderness in the genre’s distinctive, awkward humour, bolstered by fabulously funny supporting turns from acclaimed comic Tig Notaro, Los Espookys’ Julio Torres and pen15’s Anna Konkle.