A Quiet Place and Other Movie Couple Teams
A Quiet Place is now out in theaters and while we’re all sufficiently frightened by the trailer, we’re also kind of in love with the fact that the movie’s stars – Emily Blunt and John Krasinski – are married and working together for the very first time. (Okay, we’re not just “kind of in love” with that. We’re full on in love. You know how much we love Emily Blunt.) To celebrate the film’s release, we thought it would be fun to showcase some of our other favorite couples and the work they’ve created together. Forget #relationshipgoals, this is all about #collaborationgoals.
Alison Brie and Dave Franco in The Little Hours (2017)
If you missed last year’s hilarious The Little Hours, put it in your Amazon cart because it is pure comedy gold. Alison Brie and Dave Franco got a lot of attention last year for playing opposite each other in The Disaster Artist, but we’re bigger fans of the James Franco-free zone. In The Little Hours, Dave Franco plays a servant named Massetto who flees to a nearby convent to escape death. Alison Brie plays an embroidery-obsessed nun named Alessandra who trades obedience for freedom, delivering side-splitting laughs in the process.
Tig Notaro and Stephanie Allynne in In a World… (2013)
Lake Bell’s incredible directing debut In a World… was not only an excellent movie, it was the meet cute for Tig Notaro and Stephanie Allynne’s relationship. The couple, now married, met on the set of In a World…, where Notaro played a recording engineer named Cher and Allynne played her colleague Nancy. The two have worked together since. They both appear in the Netflix documentary TIG, which focuses on the aftermath of Notaro’s cancer diagnosis. They also co-starred in the semi-autobiographical Amazon Prime series One Mississippi, a show tragically cut short in the latest round of Amazon cancellations.
Zoe Lister-Jones and Daryl Wein in Lola Versus (2012)
There are two kinds of Greta Gerwig fans: Lady Bird lovers who are working their way through Gerwig’s back catalogue and Gerwig fans who’ve been eagerly awaiting her directoral debut for over a decade. Either way, they’ve seen the Daryl Wein-directed Lola Versus, the second movie co-written with his spouse Zoe Lister-Jones. Lister-Jones also stars in the film as Gerwig’s best friend Alice. As the middle child of the Zoe Lister-Jones and Daryl Wein cannon, Lola Versus is sandwiched between Breaking Upwards (2009) and Consumed (2015). They’re excellent collaborators and we love the films they make, but we’re very excited that Zoe Lister-Jones took on the sole writing credit for her directoral debut Band Aid. (It’s incredible.) And while it’s counter to the theme of this entire piece, we’re excited to see what else she creates on her own.
Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone in Bridesmaids (2011)
Everything Melissa McCarthy touches turns to gold. (We’re long time Gilmore Girls fans over here.) But we have to admit, we have a soft spot for any project she works on with her husband Ben Falcone. And by that we mean, we love Bridesmaids. Melissa McCarthy stole the show as future sister-in-law Megan, but even if the movie was all McCarthy all the time, it would be incomplete without Ben Falcone’s deadpan performance as Air Marshall Jon. If you’re looking for another taste of the Falcone-McCarthy dynamic duo, check out the Paul Feig comedy Spy. It’s (chef’s kiss) perfection.
Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher in Take My Wife (2016)
Our final couple shout out goes to married comedians Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher and their show Take My Wife, a semi-autobiographical comedy from the now defunct network Seeso. When the network abruptly shut down, it seemed like the second season of Take My Wife would never see the light of day. Until now. Esposito and Butcher, who often collaborate as standup comedians and even have a comedy album together called Back to Back, released both seasons of Take My Wife on iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play earlier this month. So, while it’s unfortunate that we’ll never hear the corny “What’s a Seeso?” podcast ad anymore, everyone with a love of comedy can enjoy this wonderful show.