THE HUMANS is about a hundred or more recognizable aspects of being alive in America at this moment." - Peter Debruge, Variety
"The movie captures the frightening atmosphere of the play without feeling at all stagebound." - David Sims, The Atlantic
"We lean in, and we're rewarded for it." - Johanna Schneller, Globe and Mail
Stephen Karam's Tony Award-winning play THE HUMANS premiered at Chicago's American Theater Company in 2014, and was hailed by Chicago Tribune theatre critic Chris Jones as a "kind, warm, beautifully observed and deeply moving new play, a celebration of working-class familial imperfection and affection and a game-changing work for this gifted young playwright." In this big screen adaptation also directed by Karam, Erik Blake (Richard Jenkins) has gathered three generations of his Pennsylvania family to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter’s apartment in lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside and eerie things start to go bump in the night, the group’s deepest fears are laid bare. The piercingly funny and haunting debut film from Karam, THE HUMANS explores the hidden dread of a family and the love that binds them together, just in time for the holidays. (A24, RF)
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