Joe Swanberg, who brought us the underrated Drinking Buddies (recommended) is back with what looks like another fun loving comedy. This time working with Anna Kendrick again, which I can pretty much watch her in anything because of what she’s put out over the past few years.
This time around, Kendrick plays an immature, hard-partying drinker – which truly just sounds awesome to see her in that type of role. Here’s the official synopsis:
When Jenny (Anna Kendrick), a hard partying 20-something, moves in with Kelly (Melanie Lynskey), a budding novelist, her film director husband (Joe Swanberg) and their two-year-old son after a break up, the family’s idyllic life is shaken. Jenny begins a rocky relationship with their baby sitter-cum-pot dealer (Mark Webber), and she and a friend, Carson (Lena Dunham), bring Kelly to the realization that an evolution in her life, career and relationship is necessary for her happiness.
Happy Christmas opens on July 25th, 2014. Directed by Joe Swanberg starring Anna Kendrick, Melanie Lynskey, Joe Swanberg, Mark Webber, and Lena Dunham.