Director: Nikole Beckwith
USA / 2021 / 90 min
Q&A with Nikole Beckwith, Ed Helms & Patti Harrison, moderated by Dave Karger
A smart, funny, and endearing film about contemporary connections and the particulars of love, Together Together stars Ed Helms as Matt, a single 45-year-old app developer in San Francisco who decides he wants a child of his own and hires 26-year-old barista Anna (Patti Harrison) to be his gestational surrogate. A loner by nature, Anna respects Matt’s unconventional parenting choice and finds his sweet-natured excitement at the prospect of fatherhood endearing, if a little over the top at times. But while Anna is keenly aware that surrogates and parents maintain distance for a reason, she still finds herself becoming emotionally invested in their budding friendship. When they start getting too close, she insists they establish stricter boundaries before the baby is born. With the due date fast approaching, they are faced with a difficult decision: go through with the birth as emotionally detached acquaintances, or acknowledge their unexpected friendship and rethink their ideas of what it means to love someone, even at the risk of potential heartbreak.
A Bleecker Street release.