Genre:  Comedy
Running Time:  97 min.
Release Date:
August 4, 2017 - Toronto
August 11, 2017 - Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Calgary, Ottawa, Victoria, Halifax

Current rating: Rating: 3.00
based on 2 votes and 1 reviews
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Cast: Jenny Slate, Edie Falco, Abby Quinn, Jay Duplass, Finn Wittrock, John Turturro


Landline tells the story of two sisters, Ali (Abby Quinn) and Dana (Jenny Slate), trying to navigate their lives in 1990s Manhattan. Dana is dealing with the decisions that have set the course of her future, including a new engagement. Younger sister Abby is in her own world and attempting to work out being a teenager and the issues that come along with it.

Leading different lives, the two begin to bond once they find out that their father (John Turturro) is having an affair. They must try to deal with the news while being careful not to involve their mother (Edie Falco).

Director: Gillian Robespierre
Studio: Elevation Pictures
Producer(s): Gigi Pritzker, Elisabeth Holm, Russell Levine
Screenplay: Elisabeth Holm, Gillian Robespierre
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  • 3 stars "The independent film “Landline” is a snapshot of a New York City family’s life, in 1995, but it really transcends time and place. Computers that use 3 ½ inch floppy discs, landline telephones (when phones were actually plugged into a wall socket) and drugs of the time, all date the film. This movie touches on intimate relationships and the impact they have on immediate family members. It’s a serious drama with funny and poignant moments but I would not call it is a comedy. Having an affair and questioning one’s life and marriage are age-old themes; so are teenage angsts and acting out. This is 1995 and women are not the property of men but men having feelings too. There is excellent and emotional acting by John Tuturro, the matriarch of the family along with his two daughters Jenny Slate (Dana) and Abby Quinn (Ali)."