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Director Katie Aselton on Moving From Mumblecore to Mack and Rita

In Los Angeles, it feels like everyone wants to be young — except for Mackenzie “Mack” Martin (Elizabeth Lail), a 30-year-old woman who’s ready to skip to her senior citizen days and live her best life. Cue some magical realism (via an ad hoc past lives regression machine/tanning bed), and Mack finds her consciousness now inside a 70-something woman who starts going by Rita (Diane Keaton). It’s a fun, 2022-esque spin on high-concept body-swap classics like Big and Freaky Friday, which did mark a big change from director Katie Aselton’s past experiences as a filmmaker.
LOS ANGELES, CA
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Mark Ruffalo Says Too Much Marvel Better Than Getting “The Same Version of Star Wars Each Time”

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Alice in Chains Announce Dirt 30th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue and Boxset

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Review: Aubrey Plaza Breaks Bad in the Tense Thriller Emily the Criminal

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Michelle Branch Arrested for Misdemeanor Assault After Allegedly Slapping Patrick Carney

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