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THE ESTATE

THE ESTATE

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THE ESTATE

  • Directed by Dean Craig
  • Starring Toni Collette, Anna Faris, David Duchovny
  • BFI London Film Festival 2022
  • 2022 | 95mins | USA | (15)

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Anna Faris and Toni Collette’s sisters plot to win the inheritance of Kathleen Turner’s cantankerous, terminally ill aunt, but find other relatives have equally devious designs on the family fortune.


The whole family hates cranky, sickly Aunt Hilda (Turner). And she loathes them right back. What everyone loves, however, is dying Hilda’s alleged fortune. The woman’s cash-strapped nieces, ruthless Savanna (Faris) and guilt-ridden Macey (Collette), are banking on a little last-minute fawning and flattery in ensuring their aunt will change her will in their favour. Unfortunately, they’re not the only scheming relatives. A scurrilous farce that starts in bad taste and becomes increasingly perverse, The Estate’s crack ensemble cast – including Rosemarie DeWitt, Ron Livingston and David Duchovny – are clearly having a blast. Blending surreal non-sequiturs with sexual slapstick, British writer-director Dean Craig’s (Death at a Funeral) gleeful irreverence ensures that the family who preys together very much pays together. - Leigh Singer