Ride the Eagle

Director: Trent O'Donnell Run Time: 89 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2021

Starring: D'Arcy Carden, J.K. Simmons, Jake Johnson, Luis Fernandez-Gil, Susan Sarandon

Country: United States
Language: English

“balm to the soul”

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About the film:

When Leif’s estranged mother Honey dies she leaves him a ‘conditional inheritance’. He has to complete her elaborate to-do list before he gets her cabin in Yosemite. Leif steps into Honey’s wild world as the mother he never really knew tries to make amends from beyond the grave.

About the filmmakers:

Australian producer, director and screenwriter Trent O’Donnell, who co-wrote the screenplay with Jake Johnson, previously helmed episodes of New Girl, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and The Good Place, for which he was nominated for a Hugo award, as well as the series Review with Myles Barlow, winner of several Australian Film Institute Awards for Best Comedy. O’Donnell is co-owner of the production company Jungle, and Ride the Eagle is his first feature.

Co-writer, co-producer and lead Jake Johnson was nominated for the 2018 Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series for his role in New Girl.

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