The Humans

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Certificate15
Year2021
GenreDrama, Comedy
DirectorStephen Karam
WritersStephen Karam
LanguageEnglish
CountryUSA
Running Time1HR 46MINS
SeasonMain Programme

Set inside a pre-war duplex in downtown Manhattan, a family gathers for Thanksgiving, but tensions mount and unusual happenings threaten to ruin the occasion.

Erik Blake (Richard Jenkins) has gathered three generations of his Pennsylvania family to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter’s apartment in lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside and eerie things start to go bump in the night, the group’s deepest fears are laid bare.

The piercingly funny and haunting debut film from writer-director Stephen Karam, adapted from his Tony Award-winning play, The Humans explores the hidden dread of a family and the love that binds them together. Featuring an all-star cast, Richard Jenkins, Jayne Houdyshell, Amy Schumer, Beanie Feldstein, Steven Yeun and June Squibb.

"Karam’s intimate, increasingly oppressive drama is a marvel, not just of writing (his play was also shortlisted for a Pulitzer) or of acting (a monumental Jayne Houdyshell reprises her Tony-winning role alongside a flawless non-transferred cast) but of overall conception." - The Guardian

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