Trailer: Happy Christmas
Joe Swanberg has quietly become a very prolific filmmaker of increasing prominence. After years of churning out unscripted, low-budget naturalistic movies, last year’s slightly higher budgeted Drinking Buddies (with notable stars like Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson, and the returning Anna Kendrick) was a surprise critical darling (read our review) and has lead to increased anticipation of his follow-up. Now Magnolia Pictures has released a first glimpse into the upcoming Happy Christmas featuring Kendrick and Swanberg, alongside Melanie Lynskey, Mark Webber, and HBO’s Girls‘ Lena Dunham.
Starring Kendrick as a Jenny, a hard partying 20-something coping from a break-up, she moves in with her film director brother (Swanberg), his novelist wife (Lynskey), and their two-year-old son. Jenny shakes up the young couple’s idillic lifestyle and forces them into some welcome, and unwelcome changes. Watch the trailer below: