Trailer This Week: IFC Midnight’s “Greener Grass”

By Creative Media Times

Written and directed by Jocelyn DeBoer & Dawn Luebbe, the comedy film is set to open on October 18th in New York and Los Angeles, and also available on demand.

The film had its world premiere on January 26, 2019 at the Sundance Film Festival. Variety’s Peter Debruge calls the film as the most pleasant surprise of this year’s Sundance, describing it as “weird and wonderful; the best ‘Saturday Night Live’ movie that ‘Saturday Night Live’ never made.”

The dark comedy based on their 2016 SXSW award-winning short film by the same name. Following its premiere at the Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival in France, the “Greener Grass” short received a distribution deal with Canal + in Europe and Africa. Jocelyn and Dawn recently directed two episodes of TruTV’s “Adam Ruins Everything”.

In addition to DeBoer and Luebbe, the film also stars Beck Bennett (“SNL”), Neil Casey (“Ghostbusters”), Mary Holland (“Veep”), and D’Arcy Carden (“The Good Place”).

Here is the film’s official synopsis:

In a day-glo-colored, bizarro version of suburbia where adults wear braces on their already-straight teeth, everyone drives golf carts, and children magically turn into golden retrievers, soccer moms and best friends Jill (Jocelyn DeBoer) and Lisa (Dawn Luebbe) are locked in a passive aggressive battle-of-the-wills that takes a turn into the sinister when Lisa begins systematically taking over every aspect of Jill’s life—starting with her newborn daughter. Meanwhile, a psycho yoga teacher killer is on the loose, Jill’s husband (Beck Bennett) has developed a curious taste for pool water, and Lisa is pregnant with a soccer ball. That’s just the tip of the gloriously weird iceberg that is the feature debut from writers-directors Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe, a hilariously demented, Stepford Wives-on-acid satire destined to be an instant cult classic.