At 29, the most long-term relationship Sasha (Leighton Meester) and Paige (Gillian Jacobs) have ever been in is with each other, using their co-dependent friendship as an excuse not to venture out into the dating world alone. But when Paige meets nerdy Tim (Adam Brody) and starts to get serious for the first time, the nature of their friendship begins to shift. Fearing she’s being cast aside, Sasha tries to keep their relationship the same, but does growing up also mean growing apart?
Susanna Fogel directs this female-driven comedy about two friends and the guy that comes between them. Life Partners digs into a particular late-20s coming-of-age moment, filtered through the indescribable complexities of female friendship.
Length: 93 minutes
Director: Susanna Fogel
Screenwriter: Susanna Fogel & Joni Lefkowitz
Producer: Daniela Taplin Lundberg, Riva Marker, Jordana Mollick, Brendan Bragg, Joni Lefkowitz
Editor: Kiran Pallegadda
Associate Producer: Rebecca Cammarata
Cinematographer: Brian Burgoyne
Executive Producer: Anne O'Shea, Peter Touche, Daniel Crown
Composer: Eric D. Johnson
Co-Producer: Steak House, Dominic Ottersbach, Anthony Brandonisio
Cast: Leighton Meester, Gillian Jacobs, Adam Brody, Mark Feuerstein, Gabourey Sidibe, Abby Elliott
Susanna Fogel began writing and directing short films as a teenager, premiering her first two, For Real and Words of Wisdom, at the Toronto International Film Festival in 1995 and 1997. She and writing partner Joni Lefkowitz have written several scripts for film and television. Life Partners (a fellowship project of the 2012 Sundance Screenwriters and Producers Labs) is Susanna’s first feature film.