Dan Levy, renowned for his work in “Schitt’s Creek,” makes his poignant entry into film directing with “Good Grief,” a heartfelt exploration of loss and friendship. The film, written and directed by Levy, follows the story of Marc, portrayed by Levy himself, as he grapples with the demise of his husband Oliver (Luke Evans).
“Good Grief” paints a journey of coping, where Marc, alongside his closest friends Sophie (Ruth Negga) and Thomas (Himesh Patel), embarks on a soul-searching trip to Paris. This journey, filled with raw emotions and revelations, is a testament to the complexities of grieving and the solace found in companionship.
The film boasts an impressive cast, including Celia Imrie, David Bradley, Arnaud Valois, Emma Corrin, and Kaitlyn Dever, each bringing depth to this narrative of mourning and resilience. Inspired by Levy’s personal loss during the pandemic, “Good Grief” is more than a story; it’s a homage to the feelings he experienced during those trying times.
Marking a significant shift from his previous comedic endeavors, Levy’s “Good Grief” promises a nuanced and introspective look at life’s fragility and the power of human connections. The film is set to captivate audiences in select theaters on December 29, followed by a Netflix release on January 5.