Other People ★★★★½

Other People is one of the simplest, yet most profound, films of the year. Molly Shannon is devastatingly honest and funny in this dramedy about a mother dying of cancer and her last months with her family. Jesse Plemons plays her gay son, an aspiring writer living in NYC who returns to be with his mother and homophobic father, played by Bradley Whitford. The story by Chris Kelly is heartfelt and hysterical in qual measure, so bring tissues and prepare to laugh at this intimate look at family and loss.