Edie Falco, John Turturro, newcomer Abby Quinn and Jay Duplass round out the indie, about a dysfunctional Manhattan family grappling with transitions in their lives amidst a cheating scandal in their house.
Amazon cut a $3 million check for rights to the film, which revels in its time period and is sure to be a massive nostalgia trap.
Gems like The California Raisins, record stores with “listening towers,” insane fashion like nylon tracksuits, payphones, Rolling Stone covers with Winona Ryder, mini-backpacks, Hibachi-style restaurants like Benihana and more pop up in the trailer.
The callbacks are fun to relive but Robespierre told TheWrap she was insistent the family pathos stayed timeless.
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“We wanted it to be if you took the ’90s out of the story, it would still be a really nice, thoughtful, full story,” Robespierre said in January. “We set it in the ’90s because we didn’t want to have to rely on Facebook and Instagram as a device to tell a story about kids and people cheating.”
“Landline” hits theaters on July 21.