Have you ever criticized a friend for dating someone? Clea Duvall sure has, and she is bringing her experience to the big screen in her latest film, ‘The Intervention.’ After seeing this movie, you may not feel so bad about judging others’ relationships…or realize just how judgmental you are! Watch her interview here!
Writer/director Clea Duvall decided to use her personal life to influence her Sundance Film Festival feature, The Intervention, revealing that she is capable of being extremely judgmental of others. The film focuses on a group of pals who try to intervene in their friends’ marriage, a topic that may hit home with more people than Clea anticipated — after all, everyone has a tendency to be critical at some point in their lives!
“[The inspiration] came from me at a time in my life where I was extremely judgmental about other people’s lives and relationships, and thought that I knew what was best for them,” Clea explained. “I had no business judging anybody’s lives or relationships because I was not doing great myself. That sort of spawned this idea about this person who gets so obsessed with someone else’s life that they actually do intervene.”
As critical as the movie’s characters may be, the people who actually play them were the exact opposite — at least when it came to talking about their roles! Melanie Lynskey admitted that she loved the character that Clea created for her, and Jason Ritter even revealed that he had no problem playing Melanie’s boyfriend. Heck, with the way he looked at Melanie, it almost looked like he may have fallen for his costar…even though their film was about breaking a couple up!
Considering we’ve all been guilty of judging others at some point, The Intervention certainly sounds like a movie everyone can relate to. But after hearing from the creator and stars, there’s no judgment from us on this film!
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