Recent Movie Marathon: Together Together (2021)


Happy New Year! I’m kicking off 2022 by watching and reviewing a bunch of movies from 2021.

Title: Together Together
Release Date: April 23, 2021
Director: Nikole Beckwith
Production Company: Wild Idea | Stay Gold Features | Haven Entertainment | Kindred Spirit
Summary/Review:

Matt (Ed Helms) is single and in his mid-40s and very much wants to be a father.  He chooses Anna (Patti Harrison) to the be the surrogate to carry his baby to term.  The movie explores the 9 months of pregnancy for these two characters as they go to doctor’s checkups, therapy sessions, and getting to know one another better.  They form a friendship but also learn where to set boundaries in their relationship.

A lot of the humor in this movie relies on the awkwardness of their situation and moments that make you just cringe.  At times I hated this movie, and found Helms’ character particularly insufferable.  But I ultimately also found it insightful and rather touching.  It’s a strange movie that feels honest and human beneath a layer of artifice.  So I guess I’m right in the middle on how I feel about this movie.

Rating: ***

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