Listen Back to My Interview with Gene Stupnitsky Writer / Director

“It’s a minefield. There are a lot of things that can go wrong, but that’s what early drafts are for. To figure out the wrong way, and figure out what’s not good, and what’s offensive, and what’s unrealistic. You keep refining and refining… and research, thinking our loud, and talking about it but not rushing it. It took four years. We definitely didn’t rush it.”

Gene Stupnitsky Writer / Director discussing how he achieved the wry mix of humour and rich characters in his latest film No Hard Feelings. In this Film Ireland podcast, myself and Gene talked about intimacy coordination, capturing generational devides and Jennifer’s powerful screen presence.

Maddie (Jennifer Lawrence) thinks she’s found the answer to her financial troubles when she discovers an intriguing job listing: wealthy helicopter parents looking for someone to “date” their introverted 19-year-old son, Percy, and bring him out of his shell before he leaves for college. But awkward Percy proves to be more of a challenge than she expected, and time is running out. She has one summer to make him a man or lose it all.