Ry Russo-Young’s Nobody Walks is by far one of my favourite films of the year, debuting at Sundance at the start of the year, and then coming to Sundance London in the spring, where I instantly fell in love with it.
The brilliant Olivia Thirlby and John Krasinski take the leads, and with the film set for release in US theatres today, Yahoo Movies have released a new clip, in which Krasinski confronts Thirlby – the cursing has been censored, but naturally you can understand what’s going on here.
“Martine, a 23-year-old artist from New York, arrives in Los Angeles to stay in the pool house of a family living in the hip and hilly community of Silver Lake. Peter, the father, has agreed to help Martine complete sound design on her art film as a favor to his wife. Martine innocently enters the seemingly idyllic life of this open-minded family with two kids and a relaxed Southern California vibe. Like a bolt of lightning, her arrival sparks a surge of energy that awakens suppressed impulses in everyone and forces them to confront their own fears and desires. Exquisitely orchestrated by Ry Russo-Young (You Won’t Miss Mescreened at the 2009 Festival) and cowritten by Lena Dunham (Tiny Furniture), this potent charting of inner urges and sufferings links characters in an intricate dance of lust, denial, and deception.”
Rosemarie DeWitt, Justin Kirk, Dylan McDermott, and the excellent young India Ennenga complete the cast brilliantly, with Russo-Young directing from a script she co-wrote with the great Lena Dunham.
Thirlby’s performance is astounding, in particular, and shows how capable she is of taking a leading role in her continuing rise in recognition over the years.
Nobody Walks is released in theatres in the US today, having been available in recent weeks through VoD. Still no word yet on if the UK will be seeing this on the big screen, but I really hope it will arrive sometime in the future, because I can’t wait to see it again. If you’re reading this in the US and are heading to the cinema this weekend, I highly recommend seeking out this film. Enjoy.