One of my most anticipated films of the year, Greener Grass, is finally gearing up for a release and today IFC has posted up the trailer. The films is directed by and starring Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe and takes a pastel-colored nightmare look at suburbia and man oh man is it right up my alley. Beck Bennett, Neil Casey, Mary Holland, and D’Arcy Carden also star.
IFC will be releasing Greener Grass in theaters and on VOD platforms October 18th.
In a day-glo-colored, bizarro version of suburbia where adults wear braces on their already-straight teeth, everyone drives golf carts, and children magically turn into golden retrievers, soccer moms and best friends Jill (Jocelyn DeBoer) and Lisa (Dawn Luebbe) are locked in a passive aggressive battle-of-the-wills that takes a turn into the sinister when Lisa begins systematically taking over every aspect of Jill’s life—starting with her newborn daughter. Meanwhile, a psycho yoga teacher killer is on the loose, Jill’s husband (Beck Bennett) has developed a curious taste for pool water, and Lisa is pregnant with a soccer ball. That’s just the tip of the gloriously weird iceberg that is the feature debut from writers-directors Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe, a hilariously demented, Stepford Wives-on-acid satire destined to be an instant cult classic.