‘Significant Other’ Filmmaker Says No More Information About the Film

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If you want to watch Significant Other, you might think about the future several times before sitting in front of the TV with your partner.

Per a line from Dan Berk, who co-wrote and co-directed the film with Robert Olsen, they call the film “the best anti-date movie possible.”

“We do like to sometimes call it [that] because there’s definitely a lot of people that are going to be watching it in the audience tonight, and at home starting tomorrow, that are in a relationship – at a certain point in their relationship – that while the movie’s playing, they’re gonna be [side-eyeing their partner,” he stated in an interview in EW’s New York Comic Con studio, with Olsen and actors Maika Monroe and Jake Lacy. 

In Significant Other, Monroe and Lacy play a couple planning a remote backpacking vacation across the Pacific Northwest. However, a series of disturbing events make them realize that not everything is as it seems.

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Olsen, who confessed that he doesn’t like watching trailers of the movies he intends to watch, said that’s all he’ll reveal about the film.

“It’s always the less you know, the better. There’s a lot of movies out there that you don’t want to know,” he states, referencing the latest horror movie Barbarian as an example. 

“When you tell someone to go see that, you’re like, ‘You don’t want to know anything about it, just go see it.’ And so, we try to have it be as much as that as possible.” 

Berk then said, “Enough press has entered the discourse that some of the genre cues we’re playing with aren’t necessarily a secret, but you can say to someone it’s like a romantic drama wrapped in a sci-fi thriller sprinkled with horror with a little comedy glaze on it.” 

If you want more information on Significant Other – including what brought Monroe and Lacy to the film, what it was like shooting in the woods, and more – watch the interview.

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