The fact that this independent movie had a number of honors is what caught my eye. I had never heard of it, but was drawn in by seeing things such as Winner Grand Jury Prize Bahamas International Film Festival , Official Selection Dallas Film Festival, Official Selection Atlanta Film International Festival, Special Screening Slamdance Film Festival, Official Selection Hamptons International Film Festival, and so on and so forth. This moved me to seek out what was the plot behind the film and I found,
Two couples reunite over two incendiary evenings where anything can happen in this darkly comedic story of best friends, marriage, love, disappointment and dreams.
This didn’t give me enough information so I then searched the internet and came upon one of the most trusted and credible sources in the world (probably the least), Wikipedia. The plot there was more of an explanation that could be followed and much less cryptic. It read,
Some things are better kept private, even among the best of friends. This is a lesson that couples Grace and Carlo (Julia Stiles, Taye Diggs), and Sharyl and George (Melissa George, David Harbour) learn the hard way. Taking place over two evenings set several years apart, the couples’ friendship becomes undone during two nights of frank conversation about sex, money and religion. Confrontation erupts as they realize their lives have moved in irrevocably different directions. As each couple’s fractured relationship is revealed in front of the other, the collateral damage is an old friendship.
The movie is based on Joe Hurtua’s award winning Broadway play, and director Dan Mirvish’s film features wonderfully emotional and complicated performances from all four accomplished actors who learn why some things should be kept just Between Us.
Brodway. Love. Money. Sex. Religion. Interacial couple. Compelling enough? Maybe not, but I’m always up for an independent film that has me doing countless hours (really minutes) of research to understand what it’s about. Trailer is below if you’re still not sold on it. Opinions are welcomed if you’ve seen it.
– Supreme Soul