BLUE JAY is a comedy romance film directed by Alex Lehmann in his fictional feature debut, from a screenplay by Mark Duplass (Cyrus, Jeff, Who Lives at Home). It stars Duplass and Sarah Paulson. The film had its world premiere at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and received positive reviews from film critics.
Former high school sweethearts Jim (Duplass) and Amanda (Paulson) have been out of touch for more than 20 years — but by sheer coincidence, they run into each other at a grocery store back in their alpine hometown of Crestline, California. Jim’s mother has died and he’s here to put her house on the market. Amanda is visiting her pregnant sister. They get to talking, first over coffee, then over beer and jellybeans. Before they know it they’re at Jim’s mother’s house, where everything sends them spiraling back into the past. Jim and Amanda’s lives have taken different directions, yet here they are, reconnecting like nothing has changed.
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