Dealing with your ex-husband’s newest wife is never going to be easy for a woman. However, in the new film “The Rest of Us,” the ex-husband’s untimely death leads to one of the more awkward living situations imaginable.
As seen in the trailer for “The Rest of Us,” a woman has to come to terms with her ex-husband’s new wife when he unexpectedly dies and leaves his new partner and her daughter in financial troubles. The ex-wife decides the best thing to do is to invite the new widow to live with her, which leads to all sorts of chaos.
The cast includes Heather Graham, Sophie Nélisse, Jodi Balfour, and Abigail Pniowsky. “The Rest of Us” is directed by Aisling Chin-Yee, making her feature directorial debut with the film.
“The Rest of Us” premiered at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival and will arrive in select theaters on February 14.
Here’s the synopsis:
Cami (Heather Graham) is a children’s book author and illustrator who has been raising her surly and combative teenage daughter, Aster (Sophie Nélisse), on her own ever since her ex, Craig, abandoned them to start a new life with Rachel (Jodi Balfour). When an unforeseeable tragedy leaves Rachel and Tallulah (Abigail Pniowsky), the daughter she had with Craig, evicted and with no place to go, Cami steps in and offers to put them up in her rundown camper.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Cami and Rachel’s path to friendship is a rough one, what with years of simmering resentment constantly threatening to spill over. Those old tensions are exacerbated when both mothers hit it off with the other’s daughter, each offering quantities of understanding that the birth parent can’t. This already tenuous situation is even further complicated by the secrets that all concerned are hiding, even the outwardly saintly Cami.