[the avalanche] added a whole other layer of, oh gosh, this scenario that kicks off the emotional journey for this family is actually something that is happening 30 miles down the road… All of those elements added poignancy that you couldn’t help but feel. I think it added to the film immeasurably.
I was immediately interested in the premise… What appealed to me about the story was the idea that a person can be viewing their life through a certain lens, and what happens when that lens is taken off — what’s different? And is, in fact, anything different? So the idea of a reality being altered dramatically is what appealed to me.
The idea fit into what we react to the most, which is character-driven ballets between comedy and drama,” Rash says. “It’s the thing we gravitate towards most in the storytelling department.” Adds Faxon: “We are drawn to these types of mixed-genre projects because, to us, they feel the most relatable. They mimic life’s unpredictable nature where daily stress or even tragic circumstances can often be accompanied by comedic moments and/or relief.
Barely escaping an avalanche during a family ski vacation in the Alps, a married couple is thrown into disarray as they are forced to reevaluate their lives and how they feel about each other. Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell star in this biting comedy.
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