Almost You

Director: Adam Brooks
Screenwriters: Mark Horowitz

Institute History

  • 1985 Sundance Film Festival


Imagine a romantic comedy that starts off with the leading lady getting run over by a taxi. How about a love story about a man trying to leave his wife? Sounds mixed up, right? Almost You is a “relationship” film in which human affection is offered with macabre humor. It is a bittersweet story where the main characters fall out of love before the story begins and fall back in love after the story ends. The film is about everything in between.

Alex and Erica Boyer (Griffin Dunne and Brooke Adams) play a young married couple who don’t get along very well. They are bored alone and they are bored together. They think maybe a vacation might help. As Erica is leaving the travel agency with airline tickets in hand, she is suddenly struck by a taxi. So much for the vacation. Her three week convalescence provides Alex with incentive to do some extra-marital shopping.Outrageous, exhilarating with a happy ending that somehow leaves you feeling sad.

Screening Details

Sundance Film Festival Awards

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