R / 2021 / 100 minutes / USA
Closed captions and hearing/visual assist devices available.
A young loner becomes a surrogate mother for a single, middle-aged man who wants a child. Their unexpected relationship soon challenges their perceptions of connection, boundaries and the particulars of love.
The film includes an exclusive pre-recorded introduction and Q&A with Ed Helms, Patti Harrison, and director Nikole Beckwith.
Ends Thursday, July 8, 2021.
“Together Together‘s ultimate achievement is thus not to flip gender roles, but to erase them altogether. The film is normalizing the idea that a woman like Anna could bring a baby to term without a maternal attachment (beyond her excitement that Matt is able to live his dream) and the idea that a man like Matt can drown out the skepticism and consciously look to build a family on his own. These are human beings acting on human impulses while realizing that the concept of “doing it together” doesn’t demand conditional strings.” — Film review by Jared Mobarak (Buffalo, NY)