Our Friend is the true story of Matt Teague (Casey Affleck) relationship with his wife Nicole’s (Dakota Johnson) friendship with Dane Faucheux (Jason Segel). When Nicole is diagnosed with terminal cancer, Dane steps in to become a caretaker and an extended member of the family.
Blessed with three excellent actors, Our Friend is also directed by Blackfish documentarian Gabriela Cowperthwaite. Thus storytelling veracity could be a primary directive for Our Friend, which is also executive produced by Mattew Teague. Crafting narratives based on real people’s lives is also part of Cowperthwaite’s resume (she helmed the 2017 feature Megan Leavey).
Our Friend, which is based on Teague’s Esquire article The Friend: Love Is Not A Big Enough Word hits theaters and Home On Demand January 22. Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think! I’ll be requesting a link and will be reviewing the movie closer to its release date.
On the latest episode of Find Your Film, we delve into the directing career of Ida Lupino: