Synopsis: Set in Manhattan in 1995, LANDLINE follows three women in one family having lots of sex, drugs, and Japanese food. Navigating monogamy, honesty, and a long-lost New York, the Jacobs family lives in the last days when people still didn't have cell phones and still did smoke inside. Teenage Ali discovers her dad's affair, her older sister Dana uncovers her own wild side, and their mother Pat grapples with the truth that she can't have it all, but her family still has each other. For a generation raised on divorce and wall-to-wall carpeting, LANDLINE is an honest comedy about what happens when sisters become friends and parents become humans.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Gillian Robespierre
Production: Magnolia Pictures
  1 nomination.
97 min

until the sun comes up,

you know the kind?

- Ben and I spent

three hours at Blockbuster.

And, uh, we got "Curly Sue."

- Sexual.

- It's a good film.


In fact, it's really funny.


- Mr. Rubicky

Has got

a very small dicky

[both laugh]


He lost it

in his car

His dick has traveled

so far

[both giggle]

Go and kick him

in the nuts

He's a motherfucking putz

- Mm-hmm.

- That's--that's it.

That's all I have.

- That was the best song ever.

- Do you have

any perfume?

My mom's like

a drug-sniffing dog.

- Perfume. I don't think

dudes wear--

- Like, some of that

man spray.

- This stuff.

- Yes. Yes, yes, yes.

- Here we go.

- Okay. Spray me.

- Oh, okay. Right.


- Whoa, that's a lot.


I didn't want a lot.


- Hey, there.

- Oh.

- Floor, please.

What is that?

You got schmutz all over here.

What is that?

Did you parallel park yet?

I'm very good at it,

so it should be

a cinch for you.

- Smells good.

- Don't get too excited.

It's leftovers.

- [sighs]

You know, when kids

in my class wore shoes like this

it meant they had polio.

- Yes, they do look

a little corrective.

- What did you do today?

- Crack.

- You know what I did?

I wrote beautiful copy

for fake Oreos.

- [laughs]

- Anyone for a Yum Yum?

- Aw, yeah.

- Honey, that stuff

will give you cancer.

- Guess what?

George offered to host a reading

of my play at his house.

- That's great, honey.

Plenty of booze, no food,

a bunch of self-righteous

Upper West Siders.

Hey, has anyone spoken

to Dana this week?

There is a sale at Kleinfeld's.

- Did they pick a date?

Because I bet

it's my birthday.

- No, not yet.

I was hoping the dress

would sort of get her excited.

- So you'll come

to the reading then?

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Elisabeth Holm

Elisabeth Holm is an American film producer and screenwriter. She produced the 2014 film Obvious Child and was formerly the film program director at Kickstarter. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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