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Adapted by original playwright Joe Hortua and film director Dan Mirvish, BETWEEN US is a dark comedy in which two couples who are old friends reunite over the course of two incendiary evenings where anything can happen.The film explores theme of bittersweet friendship between two couples, as they discover their lives are tarnished by money, success, sex and children. It brings to mind Polanski's Carnage, but with more the tone and scope of Sideways. Check out the film's new teaser trailer below!
Grace (Julia Stiles) and Carlo (Taye Diggs) are a newly married New York couple who visit old friends Sharyl (Melissa George) and Joel (David Harbour) in their huge Midwestern home. But despite their wealth, the hosts are in a violently destructive marriage on the verge of falling apart. Two years later, the couples reunite in New York, but now the tables are turned as the young couple struggles with their marriage, children and financial woes, only to discover that their old friends are even more successful and much happier than they were before.
"Between Us" has screened in 14 international film festivals in 7 countries, has won the grand jury prize at the Bahamas International Film Festival in December and also was honored by being the Closing Night film at the 50th Annual Gijon International Film Festival in Spain. Other festivals included premieres in Athens (Greece), Brisbane (Australia), Oldenburg (Germany), Whistler (Canada), a double North American premiere at the Hamptons and Woodstock Film Festivals, and official selections at the Napa Valley, IndieMemphis, Virginia, St. Louis and Anchorage International Film Festivals.