Ethan (Mark Duplass) and Sophie (Elizabeth Moss) are a longtime married couple on the brink of separation.
“A smart crowd-pleaser, featuring spectacular performances from Mark Duplass and Elisabeth Moss.” – Geoff Berkshire, Variety
The pair are still in love, but a mean streak has started to color all of their interactions and squabbling has replaced sex. At the urging of their therapist (Ted Danson), they agree to spend a weekend at an idyllic country property with a 100% success rate at mending ailing relationships. Once they’re arrived at their vacation destination, Ethan and Sophie discover that the house is even more gorgeous than their therapist described – rolling greenery, a swimming pool, even a small cottage behind the main house. Almost immediately, the couple are more affectionate, flirty and fun than they’ve been in years. Obviously, something MUST be wrong here. What starts off as a relaxing and tranquil retreat soon spirals into a dizzyingly bizarre experience that forces Ethan and Sophie to rediscover their better selves and embrace the unexpected as everything they once thought was real becomes more and more surreal. Navigating twists and turns that call to mind early collaborations between Spike Jonze and Charlie Kaufman, The One I Love is a thrillingly odd and highly original love story anchored by wryly engaging performances from Duplass and Moss as the haplessly hopeful couple. (Directed by Charlie McDowall, 2014, USA, 91 mins., Rated R)