Synopsis by Olivia Cantor
Directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite, this comedy-drama is loosely based on the real-life events narrated in the Esquire Magazine article “The Friend: Love Is Not a Big Enough Word” by Matthew Teague. Nicole (Dakota Johnson) is diagnosed with cancer, and her husband, Matthew (Casey Affleck), is devastated. They adjust for the inevitable preparations of what this disease will entail in their lives. Their longtime friend Dane (Jason Segel) visits to help the couple cope. When he stays far longer than necessary, his life starts to upend as his girlfriend feels abandoned and he leaves his job.
couple, family, friendship, support, terminal-illness