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The Intervention

The Intervention is a movie starring Melanie Lynskey, Jason Ritter, and Skylar Bernon. A weekend getaway for four couples takes a sharp turn when one of the couples discovers the entire trip was orchestrated to host an intervention...

Other Titles
A párterápia, La intervención, Interwencja, A Intervenção
Running Time
1 hours 30 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Comedy, Drama
Clea DuVall
Clea DuVall
Jason Ritter, Skylar Bernon, Melanie Lynskey, Kira Pozehl
Audio Languages
日本語, اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Japanese, اللغة_العربية, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

A weekend getaway for four couples takes a sharp turn when one of the couples discovers the entire trip was orchestrated to host an intervention on their marriage.

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Rachel C.

I am not quite sure how to describe the film. I am sure I would describe it as a sentimental, loving, funny, emotional and powerful film. However, I have never felt like this about a movie. I mean I have seen the harshest critics for a many a movie and they completely destroy the movie. They completely ruin it for me. I am no stranger to the politics of movies, but I did not hate this film. I was engrossed and only once it became a little corny, but not a "bad" movie. At times this film was very moving and I left the theatre feeling like I had just got out of the theater. I do not want to give away any of the plot details but I can honestly say that this film was very special. I highly recommend you to watch this movie. I believe this film will give you a very emotional experience and leave you speechless. This is a great movie and I have recommended it to many people, all of whom have loved it. So, in summary, this movie is not for everyone but I recommend you to watch it and I will have to see it again.

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Tammy P.

Saw this film at the Orange/Hollywood Film Festival where it won the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature. This film had a good message to it about some of the problems facing America today and why these problems matter to us. Very educational and very moving and very moving. Good movie.

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The overall story is about family. About the type of family people of various backgrounds and cultures tend to be. It's about how you see people when you're not there, but you realize they're there and all around you. It's about the commonalities of people and what they can teach you about yourself and about the world around you. It's about the idea that we are all in this together, and what we can learn from one another. And about the fact that despite all we are and all we have, it's always possible to be what others think we should be, but there's no way to be everything or be everything. It's about all of that and more.

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Donald G.

I agree with the previous reviewer, watching this movie was a real pleasure. It was fun, and just in time for the holidays. This film just perfectly captures the magical story of Christmas. That is not to say that the movie didn't have flaws, but those flaws were in my opinion, unnecessary. When I first heard of this movie, I thought it sounded great. I thought it would be great for kids to see and be so excited by the story. The humor was as well. But in the end, I wasn't blown away by it as much as I thought I was. That is simply the opposite of saying I was blown away. Just a pleasant surprise and a movie I would have enjoyed as much if I hadn't known it was an animated film. In fact, I loved it and thought it was very true to the original story. It's just a shame that it lacked the magical aspects that made the original movie so special.

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Bret Easton Ellis has written great stories in his writing. As in 'Misery', he used the audience to witness the aftermath of loss and trauma. As in 'Diary of a Mad Housewife', he used the viewer to witness the banality of love and relationships. I am not sure if the subject matter is new, but he did make it interesting and relevant to the audience. By seeing this film and not being a fan of Teri Garr's past films, I was interested and wanting to see more of her career. When I first read the plot of the film, it seemed like the most boring film of all times. However, I realized that the majority of my thoughts concerning the film were developed through the fiction. I am in agreement with those who felt that this film did not do justice to Teri Garr. However, I feel that the main character of the film was Teri Garr's character. She was the main character in her own film, and as such, I believe that the acting of Teri Garr was superior. The editing and directing of the film also seemed perfect. In my opinion, I thought it was the best film of the year so far.

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Some people will say that this is an American version of Korean films but who are they? This movie was played as the Korean equivalent of a great American film but it seems to have been written specifically for the American audience. The director makes it clear from the start that he is making a satire on American popular culture - I won't go into any details about this, but he makes sure to be very entertaining and fun to watch. The film has something for everyone. It has action, comedy, romance, and a lot of its uses are rather obvious, but there is a sense of great fun to be had from it all. I know a lot of people will hate this movie and it will always be considered the comedy of the year but I think it's a perfectly-written movie. If I was to define the humor in this film, I would say that it is anti-social humor. I remember a number of movies that used the term social commentary on our society and I would say this is one of the best examples. If you do not like this movie, then you must be living in a bubble!

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Maria T.

My expectation was that all the actors would be quite good. But there were some very good performances (Peretti, Esposito, Chaves and Van Dien, among others) and I loved the movie because of them. The characters, especially Peretti and Chaves were memorable. The story was a nice, human, laugh-out-loud one. Every moment was funnier and funnier, and it kept getting funnier and funnier. I really liked the fact that it was realistic (what in this day and age? and age?). I loved the places the characters went and the people they met, and especially their reactions to things. I loved the idea of this movie being a cry-for-tomorrow, "it doesn't last forever" kind of movie. There were a lot of plot twists and pretty amazing shots of the streets of Washington, DC. It's not necessary to see it a second time. You won't see the first time for the interesting aspect of the movie, and a first viewing of it can give you the story, but you will get the experience. It was a unique little film that is worth seeing for everyone who is in a good mood and a first time viewer.

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Dylan Carroll

It's like a bestseller movie. Then again, for some movies it might be even a 10 star masterpiece. This movie is definitely a 10 star masterpiece. This movie has several compelling plot elements, excellent acting, a captivating story, and wonderful cinematography. "Intervention" is an excellent movie that you will definitely enjoy seeing. This movie makes you think about how we should treat each other, how we treat the natural world, and how we treat our fellow humans. "Intervention" is a must see.

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Jordan B.

I was so pleased with the cinematography. Sure it was a bit dark, but I never got tired of the scene. I don't remember any other film that has that effect on you in a movie theatre. The acting was really superb. I really enjoyed the chemistry between the main characters. I think they were more than just friends but not just friends, not just acquaintances. They seemed to know what each other was thinking, they seemed to care for each other's feelings, and I think that the script and writing were really good. I could feel the sadness and the excitement, and I think the director, the editor and the actors gave us the right amount of comedy and sadness. And the most special and excellent part of the movie is the acting. I really appreciate it.

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I think that they took the right approach. The goal was to make a movie that everyone could understand but still had great humor. I think the movie has a great plot, and the acting was very good. The biggest problem is that the characters are just not really likable. The movie would have been a little better if they had made some adjustments to the characters. I really liked this movie.

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I am a huge fan of all things "bad and comedy". This film, unlike the others, has had some of the most funny moments I've seen in a movie, and also some of the most brutal. The film deals with two sisters (sisters) who fall into various different dangers. Jane Fonda's character, of the famous gangster in the 90's, has changed but, as she says in the film, "you are still the same" The father's character, while "immoral" has become a few shades more so in the 10 years since their separation. The film is not a comedy. The story is very tragic and a bit sad, and the actors are great. Jane Fonda's character is a huge reason why this film is worth seeing. She is absolutely amazing and makes you feel every emotion she puts out. You know what she's feeling, and you will. Heisveldur is absolutely amazing as well. His character is too. The role is very similar to that of the protagonist's in the film. It's not that he has to do everything, but his character just needs to be a little more caring. The chemistry between these two characters is also great. They really seem to be in love, even if you don't know why. The story has some really funny parts. If you are a fan of the 90's, this is the film for you. However, the 80's is much better and would have made the movie even better. I would recommend this film to anyone. If you are a fan of the 90's, you will love it. It was made to be funny, but the humor is so great and you don't notice it because of how close it is to the real life. Overall, I highly recommend the film and I hope that you will see it soon.

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Kenneth Ruiz

Taking its name from the high school tradition in which the teacher of the year, along with his or her four ex-student champions, decide the 'Quizboy' is a much more apt description of a public school's K-12 education than it is of an individual school. Often, that 'Quizboy' might be your co-ed. In this case, the school is called the Jefferson High School. The school is going through a crisis. When students in the year 2108 start showing their age, a new teacher, Mrs. Edna Patrick, is taking over. In fact, the Jefferson High School has been doing a cover-up, as they have claimed to be teaching in an alternative school program. However, when a group of students form the class with their friends (of the school) and reveal that there are twelve (!) students there and that it's the wrong school. Mrs. Edna Patrick, who is full of authority and has no human or verbal interaction whatsoever, sets about the task of trying to teach all of the students at once (or almost, all of the students, for that matter). As a former teacher, I have an inclination to leave things as they are, not trying to up-skill myself with any of the techniques or methods that these kids do. But, in this case, Mrs. Edna Patrick, with the help of her assistant, decides that teaching at Jefferson High School will be an easier (and more challenging) job, than teaching at a public school. Some of the lessons, however, need to be transferred to the school, so there needs to be a teacher who's actually here. And, of course, Mrs. Edna Patrick and her assistant are going to have to figure out how to handle it. This movie is great, from start to finish. It was touching, inspiring, uplifting, funny, and even sarcastic. It just all made me want to cry. It's also inspirational and funny. It's not easy to find a movie like this. I'm glad to have found it. If you're looking for a movie to relax with, this is it. Also, it's a nice movie to watch on a rainy day or a rainy night. I highly recommend it.

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Rose Cox

An excellent performance by the lead actor; I was watching this movie with the great Russ Meyer (the writer/director) and they were very proud to have Richard Lewis in their "Special Screening". This movie goes way beyond the notion of what is going on in the world. The movie is very touching and the ending is a wonderful twist. I hope to see more Richard Lewis movies. I think he is one of the best British actors ever. I was fortunate to see the play and I think the movie will have the same effect on the audience. I am very impressed by what this movie shows us about the world today. I really hope to see more movies by Richard Lewis.

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Rose Kim

I give it a 9 because it's not THAT bad. Despite the fact that it doesn't have nearly as many familiar characters as other reviewers have noted, it still does its job fairly well. Now it's just up to the audience to decide if this is really better than a lot of Hollywood blockbusters that deal with the same subject matter. I think most of the people who commented on this movie don't know what they're talking about. This movie is not a superhero movie, or an action movie, or a comedy, or a drama, or an inspirational story. It's a very funny comedy. In fact, this is probably the most random and unique film I've seen this year, and that's saying a lot. As a comic book writer, I can honestly say I don't recall seeing a more random, non-sequential movie. Every character is there, and it's almost like it is part of the film's world, which is one of the things I love about it. You get to spend time with the central characters, and you care for them. You actually care for what happens to them. One of the first comments I saw on IMDb was from a person saying they didn't care that much about the plot, but you have to care about the characters to make that work. You can't leave the theater and say, "See? They didn't tell me anything. They just had a movie that you had to connect to. I didn't care about the plot. It was just fun!" The movie was just fun! And I think that makes this movie stand out.

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Wayne E.

I loved this movie. It was a combination of very good acting (Stephen Dillane as 'Shirley Conville') and great writing. The plot was very funny and the scenarios were so unpredictable that you never knew what would happen next. I loved the other characters too. The girl who played 'Emily' played a great part, and I was very impressed by Drew Barrymore. This movie is a very good remake of the classic British movie 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof'. This movie deserves more credit than it has gotten. I believe the original was good, but the remake was better. Also, all the adults are also very funny, but the children are the most funny, and they are the main reason I gave this movie a 9. I do not recommend this movie to parents. There is a lot of strong language in the movie.

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I was very impressed with this movie. I am a really big fan of Jodie Foster and I had read a few comments on her on here. I was just blown away by her performance. When I watched the trailer for this movie, I thought, oh yeah, another chick flick that's just gonna be too girly, but then I watched the trailer and thought this is gonna be great. I really enjoyed this movie and I've already seen it twice, so I can definitely recommend it to people who have not seen it yet.

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I have nothing against the gay community, but to me, being gay is a small niche community. In all other issues, we don't have a high rate of success. There are a lot of problems that come along. People are realizing that there is really a lot more that they can do, if they are willing to try. I saw this movie in a screening for my English class, and I will be checking out the documentary "Meet Joe Black". What surprised me about this movie is that they went so far as to bring in an African American gay man, to see how he saw the movie, and have a conversation with him. I was impressed, and I will definitely be checking this movie out for a future viewing. Great movie! I look forward to the next movie they put out.

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Kyle Brown

It's a fun film. I'll admit I'm a big fan of Mr. Moore, and he is perfect in this film. This movie takes you through the world of wrestling, in a way, that makes you get into the film. The worst thing about it, though, is the film is aimed at children, who don't understand a lot of things. Still, it was a good film, and that's all that matters, really. One other criticism is that the film seems to break from the norm of wrestling films, and its predictable. But it wasn't for me. I loved it, and would recommend it.

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How would you feel if you lost everything and the only way you could get back what you lost was by replacing it with something else? How would you feel if you could replace your family's names, your business, your entire family, your home, everything in life? This is what the actor to play Tom Brady does. The script by Mike Birbiglia is an excellent portrayal of this character. The director, Brian Helgeland, has done a masterful job of adding layers to the portrayal of a man who has lost everything in his life. He becomes a man of only two things. And this is when he truly shows the character. People who lose everything might seek help. Or they might not. However, Tom Brady does not have a choice. The only thing left to him is his football. Which he will never have again. But, in the end, he will succeed. This is why I give this film a 9 out of 10. To see a man of such character undergo such a tragedy and then to see him succeed shows the true impact of loss. No matter what happens to Brady, he will have his football. And no matter how many times we see him play, he will never be like his father, he will always be Tom Brady.

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Cheryl L.

The Night of the Living Dead is one of my all-time favorites and yet, I have to admit, it has a certain poignancy about it that I cannot find in many of the others. The problem I have with that statement is that it is totally not true. A lot of people seem to have taken that to mean that this was a really bad film. No. The movie is very entertaining. I find it fascinating that people who don't like it are all trying to say that it is "just another zombie movie". "Just another zombie movie"?! The thing about the film is that it shows that despite all the violence in the world, there are still people who are just as bad as zombies. And that makes it more interesting and exciting. I haven't seen this version of the film yet but I will be checking it out, and I would say that this version is more entertaining and closer to the original film than some of the others. Also, the performances by Nicole Kidman, Gary Oldman, Tom Skerritt, and Liam Neeson are great. I believe that they stole the show. The title of this review sounds a lot like a bad review, and it is, but the overall impression this movie leaves you with is that you don't really care about the zombies or the people who have been "killed". That is an all-time good movie.

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There are only a few movies that can make me laugh and then have me cry at the same time. The Interval is one of them. I know I said this was a great movie, but I didn't really say that. This movie is just so great. The acting is so good, the story is so good, and the cinematography is so good. I would watch this movie over and over again. It has so much to offer and the plot is so great. I can't wait to see the sequel, and I can't wait to see what other great movies this director has in store for us.

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This is a great movie. It is a little long but it is worth the wait. It is a bit strange at the beginning but it all builds up to a very satisfying ending. I would recommend it to anyone.

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Ryan Green

I am not a big fan of the old school of the British cinema, but this is a nice little film, with a great performance by Hugh Grant. The first act is a little slow, but the second act picks up and the whole thing is worth watching.

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This movie was a complete waste of time. It was not a comedy, not a drama, and not even a crime movie. It was a story about two men who are not well-liked by their families and who are in danger of losing their jobs. The story is simple and straightforward, and it is a shame that the movie didn't make it into the film festivals. The movie was full of cliches and the acting was awful. If you are looking for a good movie to watch, go and watch the latest Bollywood movies. Otherwise, don't bother.

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William M.

I'm not a big fan of crime movies, but this one was good. It was a nice change from all the other movies out there that are all about the same thing. You know the movie is good when the guy you're with wants to see it again and again and again. The ending is good and the movie kept me interested. I can't wait to see it again.

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Margaret C.

This is a movie that everyone should see. It's not a masterpiece by any means, but it is a very interesting and well-made film that I thoroughly enjoyed. The acting is good, the story is interesting, the direction is very good, and the movie has a very good ending. The only thing that I didn't like about the movie was the ending. I felt that it didn't really fit in with the rest of the movie. The movie is worth seeing, but I would recommend watching the whole thing.

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The intervention is a movie that has been in the works for some time now, but it was finally released to the public today. The film is set in the United States and focuses on a small town in Florida. The movie centers around the life of a single mother and her son who are struggling to make ends meet. The mother is trying to get by with the help of her son and her neighbor. The mom has a very difficult time finding work because she is not a skilled worker. The son is not a good student, so he is forced to take out loans to pay for school. The mother also has to deal with the problems of her daughter and her boyfriend. I found this movie to be very inspirational and I really enjoyed it. The acting in the movie was very good and the story was very interesting. I recommend this movie to everyone because it is a great story and it is a good movie.

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I've watched this movie many times and still enjoy it every time. I think it is the best movie to come out in a long time. I recommend this movie to anyone who wants a good laugh and a good story. I highly recommend this movie to anyone who likes a good story.

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Joan S.

A wonderful movie that I enjoyed every minute of it. The main characters are very interesting and very well developed. The story is also very well developed and the acting is also excellent. I think that it is a very good movie to watch and a must see. It is definitely worth the time. This is one of the best movies I have ever seen.

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A very good movie, I am very surprised to see that I have not heard about this movie before. It is a very well made movie and the acting is superb. The story is very good and the characters are interesting and the way they are developed is very well done. The characters are very well developed and the story is very good. I recommend this movie to anyone who is looking for a good movie and who likes the romantic movie genre. It is very well done and worth watching.

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Aaron H.

This is a very funny movie. The cast is great, the actors are great, and the writing is great. The movie is about the consequences of a drug war, and how the effects of drugs can affect people. The story is simple, but the way the story is told is very funny. It's one of those movies that you'll want to watch again and again. I give this movie a 9 out of 10. It's great. I recommend it to anyone who is looking for a good comedy.

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Deborah F.

I was surprised at how well this movie turned out. I had never heard of it, but it's one of those movies that is so good, you just have to watch it. It's a simple story about a man who loses his job and is forced to take care of his elderly parents. He tries to do this without getting too involved with the family. The acting is great, and the story is very funny. I think that people who are not familiar with the film will find it very entertaining. I recommend this film to people who are into comedies or movies about aging.

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Rose M.

I don't think there is any other way to describe this movie. It is an original story that has the ability to make you think. The movie is about a man named Eric (Matthew McConaughey) who has an accident in which he gets killed. The next day he wakes up in a hospital where he is treated by Dr. Harold (Tom Cruise). Dr. Harold is a very caring man who is very concerned about Eric's health. Dr. Harold is also very talented at medicine and he has an idea to treat Eric with a blood transfusion. When Eric refuses to accept the transfusion he gets a beating from Dr. Harold. The beating is so intense that it causes Eric to lose his eyesight. Eric then decides to accept the transfusion and Dr. Harold allows him to go home. This movie is a very good example of how you can make a movie that is entertaining and heartwarming at the same time. I would recommend this movie to anyone who likes a good story with a good message. The movie is rated "R" for violence and some language. I recommend this movie to anyone who likes a good movie with a good message. I give this movie a 9 out of 10.

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Roy J.

I saw this movie on a flight, and was so impressed, I had to buy the DVD. This is one of the best movies I've ever seen. I loved the acting, the story, the plot, the characters, everything about this movie. I've watched it about 20 times, and I still love it. I think the actors did a great job, but the story is amazing. I think the cast did a great job, and I think they should get an Oscar for their performance. I think this is one of the best movies I've ever seen, and I would recommend this movie to anyone who loves a good movie.