6 friends gather around a picture in Clea DuVall's The Intervention

SIFF Take: The Intervention

In actor Clea DuVall’s confident directorial debut, a group of thirtysomething friends and their partners gather for a Big Chill-esque weekend retreat with a decidedly ill-advised mission: to convince their painfully unhappily married friends to divorce. Naturally, they’re all avoiding their own relationship-sized room elephants, so once meddling is unleashed, the shockwave spares no one. The cast is a veritable who’s-who of terrific actors you love in everything you’ve seen, and their skill is essential—in lesser hands, this bunch of self-involved busybodies would be insufferable. Instead, they craft something funny and sweet.

{The Intervention screens Sunday 5/29 3:30 PM at Shoreline Community College}

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