They say opposites attract. Milly (Toni Collette) is the woman who has everything: a successful career; a rock-star husband and two beautiful children. Her best friend is Jess (Drew Barrymore), she works in a community garden; lives in a boathouse with her boyfriend Jago and desperately wants a baby.
Friends since childhood Jess and Milly can’t remember a time they didn’t share everything –secrets, clothes, even boyfriends, their differences are the glue that binds them together. That is until Milly is hit with the life changing news that she has breast cancer and needs Jess’s support more than ever.
As Jess tries to balance her own life as well as being there for Milly it is only a matter of time before the pressure on their bond takes its toll.
FILM FESTIVALS & AWARDS
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Austin Film Festival 2015
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Carmel International Film Festival 2015
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Mill Valley Film Festival 2015
OFFICIAL SELECTION - New Orleans Film Festival 2015
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Phoenix Films Festival 2015
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Tokyo International Film Festival 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Toronto International Film Festival 2015
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Zurich Film Festival 2015
"The story of two friends going through life-changing crises lays on the laughs but covers important new ground" ★★★✩✩ - Mark Kermode, The Observer
“Across the board, the performances are terrific: superbly understated and fabulously real” ★★★★✩ - Matthew Bond, The Mail on Sunday
"Bringing explosive new life to the chick-flick formula" ★★★✩✩ - Charlotte O'Sullivan, The Evening Standard
"This is arguably the most fun you can have watching a movie about life-threatening illness." ★★★★✩ - Dave Aldridge, Radio Times
"It's the gallows humour delivered with warmth by (Toni) Collette, Drew Barrymore, Dominic Cooper and Paddy Considine that prevents this becoming unbearably maudlin" ★★★✩✩ Grant Rollings, The Sun (UK)
"A movie about love and loss that doesn't dissolve into soft focus when the hard part starts" Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly
"Miss You Already feels like chick lit for the big screen: a frothy, contrived confection with careful doses of sexy, silly and sad. But those sad bits will get you in the end." ★★★✩✩ Anna Smith, Time Out
"It's better than that sounds. Much better" ★★★★✩ Kevin Maher, The Times (UK)
"Collette is a potent, unsentimental presence and Hardwicke and Banks know how to connect to the audience" ★★★✩✩ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
"Make no mistake, this is a love story as tender, passionate and powerful as any other you're likely to see" ★★★★✩ Nikki Baughan, The List
"Manages to surprise and engage the viewer in a way you may not of expected" ★★★✩✩ Stefan Pape, HeyUGuys
"The film belongs to Barrymore and Collette, who generate a palpable BFF chemistry that will defy you not to be choked up by the time the credits roll" Sara Stewart, New York Post