"Other People" or the usual cancer dramedy Sundance seems to be churning out every year


"The fest opened up with Chris Kelly’s "Other People" starring Jesse Plemons, and a never better Molly Shannon as a mother of three diagnosed with stage four terminal cancer. Kelly’s film is a heartfelt, yet uneven look at the ties that bind. Shannon’s performance shined most."

That's what I had to say about the film at Sundance and I don't really have much to add today. It's a measurable, well-done film that just never reaches the necessary heights. It probably stems from the fact that we've seen this kind of film so many times at the fest. What was once fresh and vital has turned into indie cliches and the kind of film Sundance should start programming less of. There were far worse films out there, but this kind of movies is just too "safe".

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