The Stand-In

Spotlight Narrative

World Premiere

FEATURE | USA | 90 MINUTES

THE STAND-IN

Comedy

Candy (Drew Barrymore) is a washed-up movie star busted for tax evasion; the crime even has her in the doghouse with her fans. When she’s sentenced to rehab, she has the brilliant idea to hire her enthusiastic former stand-in, Paula (also Barrymore), to serve the time in her place. A strange co-dependent relationship develops as Candy realizes she can use Paula as a stand-in for all the unpleasant parts of life—traffic school, talk show appearances, the list is endless. But she doesn’t expect Paula to fully embrace her new role, taking over Candy’s career and even moving in with her boyfriend (Michael Zegen). After decades of living in the public eye, Candy is happy to adjust to surviving in the real world without the trappings of fame, while Paula desperately clings to the fracturing celebrity life of her dreams.

Jamie Babbit (But I’m A Cheerleader, Addicted To Fresno) delivers her trademark deadpan comedy in this wry social commentary, marking the first time Barrymore has played opposite herself.—Lucy Mukerjee


CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Jamie Babbit

Jamie Babbit short films include Frog Crossing (Sundance, 1994), Sleeping Beauties (Sundance 1995), and Stuck (Sundance Short Grand Jury Prize 2003). She’s directed features But I’m a Cheerleader (Toronto 1999), The Quiet (Toronto 2005), The Itty Bitty Titty Committee (SXSW Jury Price 2007), and Breaking the Girls (2012).

Director
Jamie Babbit
Producer
Tom McNulty, Caddy Vanasirikul, Ember Truesdell, Chris Miller, Brian O’Shea
Screenwriter
Sam Bain
Cinematographer
Eric Moynier
Composer
Daniel Wohl
Production Designer
Lisa Myers
Cast
Drew Barrymore, Michael Zegen, TJ Miler, Holland Taylor, Charlie Barnett, Ellie Kemper, Andrew Rannells, Lena Dunham

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