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Stepping in is now onscreen.
Clea DuVall’s new film, The Intervention, premiering at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, follows four couples who meet for a weekend away together and attempt to run a “marriage intervention.” The effort goes hilariously wrong and everyone is forced to confront the secrets and fears that seem to be holding them back from finding happiness with each other.
Alongside Melanie Lynskey and Jason Ritter, DuVall noted that the film was inspired by her own tendencies. “The more I was concentrating on other people’s lives and what they should be doing, the less I was looking at my own, and there were a lot of things in my life that I wasn’t dealing with,” she told THR’s Rebecca Ford for The Daily Warm Up on The Hollywood Reporter. “Then I thought, wouldn’t it be funny to tell a story about people who actually do intervene on something which they have no business?”
Lynskey noted she was initially hesitant to work her DuVall, her “best friend in the whole world,” and spoke to her therapist on the matter. But she was then eased by the script. “Because we are best friends, we have very similar sensibilities.”
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