The Kindness of Strangers (film)
|The Kindness of Strangers|
|Directed by||Lone Scherfig|
|Written by||Lone Scherfig|
|Music by||Andrew Lockington|
|Edited by||Cam McLauchlin|
The Kindness of Strangers is a 2019 internationally co-produced drama film, written and directed by Lone Scherfig. It stars Andrea Riseborough, Zoe Kazan, Tahar Rahim, Bill Nighy, Caleb Landry Jones, and Jay Baruchel.
A few lonely souls miraculously find each other in New York.
- Andrea Riseborough as Alice
- Tahar Rahim as Marc
- Zoe Kazan as Clara
- Bill Nighy as Timofey
- Caleb Landry Jones as Jeff
- Jay Baruchel as John Peter
- Esben Smed as Richard
- Jack Fulton as Anthony
- Finlay Wojtak-Hissong as Jude
In February 2017, it was announced Lone Scherfig would direct the film, from a screenplay she wrote, with HanWay Films, Ingenious Media, Apollo Media, Creative Alliance, Strada Films, Telefilm Canada, Danish Film Institute, Nadcon, D'Artaganan and Entertainment One serving as producers. In February 2018, Andrea Riseborough, Tahar Rahim and Zoe Kazan joined the cast of the film. In March 2018, Bill Nighy, Caleb Landry Jones and Jay Baruchel joined the cast of the film. In September 2018, it was announced the title was The Kindness of Strangers.
According to the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, 18% of critics have given the film a positive review based on 28 reviews, with an average rating of 4.40/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "A talented onscreen ensemble is done no favors by The Kindness of Strangers, which searches for meaning and comes up empty." Metacritic reports a score of 32 out of 100 based on 11 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".
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