“Together Together” is a 2021 romantic comedy starring Ed Helms and Patti Harrison. The film is written and directed by Nikole Beckwith, and follows the relationship between a surrogate and her sperm donor. Produced by Bleecker Street, “Together Together” hits theaters April 23, 2021.
The film premiered at Sundance to favorable review and it currently sits with an 88% on Rotten Tomatoes and a 7.3/10 on IMDB. Helms and Harrison have specifically received praise for their performances; bringing a nuanced chemistry to an oversaturated romantic comedy genre.
Nikole Beckwith is also a name to remember. Her previous films “Stockholm, Pennsylvania” and “Beaches” underperformed both critically and financially. However, she’s garnered mass acclaim for her “Together Together” direction and the screenplay she wrote. Her platonic love story between a surrogate and a wannabe father feels extremely fresh, yet ingrained in 2021 ideals.
The optimism of “Together Together” is counter to the popular cynicism ingrained in contemporary Hollywood films. However, with the pandemic easing up and summer just around the corner, maybe “Together Together” will resonate with audiences yearning to for positivity. Or, at the very least, a fictional feel-good story can provide escapism in a country filled real feel-bad stories.