Magnolia Pictures Picks Up ‘Life Partners’

Magnolia picks up Life Partners
A scene from 'Life Partners'

Co-writer/director Susanna Fogel’s Life Partners has been picked up by Magnolia Pictures for U.S. distribution. Fogel’s film, which was co-written by Joni Lefkowitz and debuted at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, stars Leighton Meester, Gillian Jacobs, Adam Brody, and Gabourey Sidibe.

“It has been such a privilege to work with Red Crown in making Life Partners, a film that we are all so proud of,” said producer Jordana Mollick. “We are thrilled that Magnolia shares our passion and are excited to join such a dynamic team on the release of the movie.”

“Susanna is a great comedic talent, and we are so happy to be bringing her film to audiences,” said Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles.

The Plot:

Straight Paige (Jacobs) and lesbian Sasha (Meester) are codependent best friends in their late 20s who have spent the last ten years acting more like wives than friends: they talk to each other on the toilet; they drive each other to the doctor. And as with any good marriage, they’re a perfect yin and yang. Until the night Paige meets TIM (Brody). Despite some superficial drawbacks (questionable facial hair, a penchant for quoting the movies everyone quotes), he’s the kind of guy you marry. As Paige and Tim’s relationship grows, the bond between Paige and Sasha inevitably shifts. Suddenly without a “partner,” Sasha is left to examine her own shortcomings and panic about her impending 30th birthday. Passive-aggressive conflict brews in their friendship until the girls must finally confront the question they’ve been avoiding: can their friendship survive growing up?

Source: Magnolia Pictures

By Rebecca Murray

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