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SFFILM Festival

The Idea of You

Directed by Michael Showalter

USA | Fiction | 115

27 Apr
Sat, Apr 27 at 8:15 pm PT
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Unexpectedly stuck chaperoning her daughter’s trip to Coachella, the last thing on single mom Solène’s (a glowing Anne Hathaway) mind is romance. With everyone frantic over boy band August Moon, Solène escapes the crowds only to have a chance encounter with lead singer Hayes Campbell (Nicholas Galitzine). Their attraction is instant and undeniable, as is their 16-year age difference. Solène attempts to treat their liaison as a momentary affair but she is woefully unprepared for the spotlight that follows Campbell’s every move. Against the backdrop of zero privacy, Solène tries to balance the needs of her daughter and demands of her ex-husband (played with relished bite by a reliable Reid Scott), with the growing desires of her heart.

Director Michael Showalter

Michael Showalter was a member the comedy troupe The State, and co-created, wrote, and performed on the 1993-1995 series of the same name. He made his feature screenwriting debut with Wet Hot American Summer (2001) before directing his first feature, The Baxter (2005). His next two films, My Name Is Doris (2015) and The Big Sick (2017), were SXSW audience award winners. His other features include The Lovebirds (2020), The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2021), and Spoiler Alert (2022). He also writes and directs for television.


Film Details

Year 2024

Runtime 115

Country USA

Director Michael Showalter

Executive Producer Douglas S. Jones, Jason Babiszewski, Jennifer Westfeldt, Kian Gass

Producer Cathy Schulman, Gabrielle Union, Anne Hathaway, Robinne Lee, Eric Hayes, Michael Showalter, Jordana Mollick

Writer Michael Showalter, Jennifer Westfeldt

Editor Peter Teschner

Cinematographer Jim Frohna

Music Siddhartha Khosla

Cast Anne Hathaway, Nicholas Galitzine, Ella Rubin

Closed Captions Closed Captions are confirmed for this program

Audio Description Audio Descriptions are confirmed for this program

American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation American Sign Language Interpretation is not currently scheduled for this film