People, Places, Things looks pretty cute. I recently enjoyed watching Jemaine Clement’s hilarious and smartly-written mockumentary What We Do In The Shadows, which he co-wrote, co-directed, and co-starred in with Taika Waititi.
People, Places, Things premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and is described as “charming and delightful” by IndieWire‘s Katie Walsh. There’s a fairly trite joke about The Hobbit and New Zealand, but I really like the cast, which includes Jessica Williams (The Daily Show) and Regina Hall (Scary Movie franchise).
From the trailer below, it looks lighthearted and funny, yet heartfelt.
Will Henry (Jemaine Clement) is a graphic novelist and a professor in NYC. At his adorable twin girls’ fifth birthday party, Will’s life is turned upside down when he walks in on the mother of his children, and longtime girlfriend, Charlie, (Stephanie Allynne) with their friend Gary (Michael Chernus). One year later, Will is still alone and trying to put his life back together.
He finds unexpected challenges when his talented student Kat (Jessica Williams) tries to set Will up with her accomplished mother Diane (Regina Hall). In this thoughtful comedy, Will is forced to navigate the unknown landscape of single fatherhood and dating in New York City, while remaining an inspiration for his students and coming to terms with himself both as a father as an artist.
People, Places, Things was directed by James C. Strouse and will open in select theaters on August 14, 2015.