If There’s One Dramedy Centered on Cancer That You See This Year, See Chris Kelly’s Other People
It may seem like a very niche genre, but a number of films that mix drama and comedy over the last few years do so by having cancer worked into the plot.
Chris Kelly’s Other People is one of the best films of its kind as its emotional peaks are so comedically high and valleys are so dramatically grounded, all in the best, life affirming way possible. Molly Shannon gives a performance of a lifetime and then some as well.
Watch Trailer for Chris Kelly’s Feature Film Debut “Other People”
Chris Kelly, whose work you’ve probably seen on SNL and Broad City, is making what looks to be a stunning feature film debut about a freshly unemployed comedy writer coming home to take care of his sick mother with Other People.
Kelly wrote and directed the feature, which had a nice run on the festival circuit, and stars Jesse Plemons, Molly Shannon, Bradley Whitford, and Zach Woods.
See for yourself what the buzz for this dramedy is all about in this trailer, then look for it in theaters on September 9th.
SNL Writer Chris Kelly to Make Feature Directorial Debut with ‘Other People’
(via The Wrap)
Saturday Night Live’s Chris Kelly is making a huge step forward with not only moving up to the director’s seat, but making his directorial debut one of a film following a gay SNL writer having to go home to take care of his ill mother and take care of other personal issues.
Jesse Plemons and Sissy Spacek are set to star in this film Other People. We’re not sure to what extent SNL is going to play into the movie, but this might be up the alley of all those still missing Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip.