RON’S GONE WRONG – Review by Tara McNamara

Ron’s Gone Wrong creatively illuminates how “connected” devices are contributing to a lack of human connection and the unprecedented challenge kids face as they grow up in the social media age. This empathetic animated family film, which Disney absorbed in the 20th Century Fox acquisition, looks at the complications of establishing friendships today, especially if you’re a socially challenged introvert.

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TOGETHER TOGETHER – Review by Martha K Baker

Ed Helms hauls his silly reputation from The Daily Show and Hangover to where’er he appears to act. When you see his name leading the cast, you expect a film of fluff. Major fluff. Plus naughty bits. But Together Together offers more, surprisingly and subtly, under Nikole Beckwith’s writing and directing. Helms plays Matt, a technician in his forties who wants a family. Matt hires Anna to be his gestational surrogate. Played so very well by Patti Harrison, Anna is in her 20s and nobody’s fool. She can use the money. She’s had one child, a teen-ager’s oopsie, so she’s not new to this pregnancy routine, but she is new to Matt.

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MOVIE OF THE WEEK April 23, 2021: TOGETHER TOGETHER

The romantic comedy gets a power up in Nikole Beckwith’s effortlessly charming Together Together. Ed Helms is surprisingly lovable and charming as Matt, a single 40-something ready to take the next step in his life: fatherhood. Rather than keep searching for the perfect someone, he opts to go at it alone with the help of a surrogate. Enter Anna, Patti Harrison, a young woman looking to get her life back on tack and she sees surrogacy as a way to get there. What begins as a transactional relationship soon turns into a beautiful and all too real story of friendship and sacrifice. Beckwith’s script is smart and often drifts into too-close-for-comfort reality and its gorgeously brought to life by Helms and Harrison.

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TOGETHER TOGETHER – Review by Susan Wloszczyna

Think of Nikole Beckwith’s rather off-beat and charming maternity comedy Together Together as Knocked Up for the enlightened era of wokeness. Instead of two strangers whose drunken one-night stand ends in a pregnancy, we are presented with what is known as a gestational surrogate who agrees to carry a single 40-something man’s baby so that she can finally afford to attend college.

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TOGETHER TOGETHER (Sundance2021) – Review by Leslie Combemale

Together Together is the kind of love story to which anyone who has ever had a baby, a friend, or felt alone can relate. Platonic love can be every bit as powerful as any other we feel as we humans go through our lives. Watching it through the lens of the pandemic, especially for those experiencing it as a single person living alone, will be a balm to film lovers who seek this surrogacy dramedy out.

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