WHO’S IN IT?
Jackie van Beek (What We Do in the Shadows), Madeleine Sami (Slow West), James Rolleston (Boy), Celia Pacquola (film debut), Ana Scotney (film debut), Cohen Holloway (Hunt for the Wilderpeople), Rima Te Wiata (Housebound), Carl Bland (The Warrior’s Way), Brett O’Gorman (film debut)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Madeleine Sami (film debut) and Jackie van Beek (The Inland Road), directors, writers; Georgina Allison Conder (Free in Deed), Ainsley Gardiner (Boy) and Carthew Neal (Hunt for the Wilderpeople), producers; Ginny Loane (The Patriarch), cinematographer; Tom Eagles (What We Do in the Shadows), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Mel (Sami) and Jen (Beek) become friends after realising they’ve both been cheated on by the same man, and set up a business where they offer to help break up couples for cash. With business booming, both women thrive in their cynicism and their one rule of not getting romantically involved with anyone – a rule that might well soon be broken…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
This off-kilter New Zealand comedy finally reaches the UK via Netflix, and it couldn’t come at a better time when single people alone around Valentine’s Day are looking for a reason not to get into a relationship.