Jenny Slate has teamed up with Obvious Child writer and director Gillian Robespierre once again for Landline, a new comedy about two sisters (Slate and Abby Quinn) overcoming their differences after discovering their dad (John Turturro) might be having an affair.
The siblings’ relationship starts off tense in a just-released trailer, with Slate’s Dana making fun of Quinn’s Ali. “Ali doesn’t want to go anywhere unless everybody wears berets and they all smoke clove cigarettes and they all make their own hummus, but they eat it out of frisbees,” she says mockingly. But, eventually, Ali’s braiding Dana’s hair as their bonding over their shared disgust while they read emails between their father and his maybe-mistress.
They also have their own issues. Dana’s engaged and doesn’t seem necessarily sure that’s the right decision; the teenage Ali struggles with boy problems; the two are, more generally, lost, and, as Dana says at one point, “flailing.”
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“I’m just trying to figure out if the life that I’ve picked for myself is even the one that I want,” Dana tells her dad. “You may never figure that out,” he responds.
Jay Duplass and Edie Falco also star in Landline, which arrives in theaters July 21. Watch the trailer above.