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Landline (2017)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 21 July 2017 (USA)
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In 1995, a teenager living with her sister and parents in Manhattan discovers that her father is having an affair.

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Alan
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Set in Manhattan in 1995, LANDLINE follows three women in one family having lots of sex, drugs, and Japanese food. Navigating monogamy, honesty, and a long-lost New York, the Jacobs family lives in the last days when people still didn't have cell phones and still did smoke inside. Teenage Ali discovers her dad's affair, her older sister Dana uncovers her own wild side, and their mother Pat grapples with the truth that she can't have it all, but her family still has each other. For a generation raised on divorce and wall-to-wall carpeting, LANDLINE is an honest comedy about what happens when sisters become friends and parents become humans.

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1995. When people were harder to reach.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for sexual content, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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Телефонная линия  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$52,555, 23 July 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$940,854, 28 September 2017
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Trivia

For the scene in which Ali goes to a rave, the club featured was a re-creation of The Shelter, a now-defunct all-ages club in which Gillian Robespierre used to frequent as a teen. See more »

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Jed: You wanna get high and watch Zelig?
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References Columbo (1971) See more »

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Satellite Angel
Written and Performed by Chris Harford
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A reflective story
25 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

This film tells the story of two sisters who discover that their father is having an affair. They deal with it in different ways.

The story also tells the love story of every major character in the film. It tells how every person relates to the world around them, and how they connect with their significant others. It is very real life like, and hence it can feel draggy and boring at times. All the couples involved have different outcomes, and it gets interesting and reflective at the end.


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