WHO’S IN IT?
Rose Byrne (Bridesmaids), Ethan Hawke (First Reformed), Chris O’Dowd (Calvary), Megan Dodds (Bait), Alex Clatworthy (Darkest Hour), Lily Brazier (film debut), Lily Newmark (Pin Cushion), Denise Gough (’71), Phil Davis (Vera Drake), Nina Sosanya (Love Actually), Matt King (Bronson), Azhy Robertson (Rough Night), Eleanor Matsuura (Wonder Woman)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Jesse Peretz (The Château), director; Evgenia Peretz (Our Idiot Brother), Jim Taylor (Sideways) and Tamara Jenkins (The Savages), writers; Judd Apatow (The Big Sick), Albert Berger (Little Miss Sunshine), Barry Mendel (The Royal Tenenbaums), Jeffrey Soros (Rules Don’t Apply), Igor Srubshchik (film debut) and Ron Yerxa (Nebraska), producers; Nathan Larson (The Skeleton Twins), composer; Remi Adefarasin (About a Boy), cinematographer; Sabine Hoffman (Maggie’s Plan) and Robert Nassau (Wanderlust), editors
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Annie (Byrne) is stuck in a long-term relationship with Duncan (O’Dowd), an obsessive fan of reclusive rocker Tucker Crowe (Hawke). When an acoustic demo of one of Crowe’s earlier hit records resurfaces, it leads to a life-changing encounter between Annie and Tucker…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
The latest Nick Hornby adaptation has traces of High Fidelity in its DNA, but scores on its own as a charming and comforting romantic-comedy.