Mouthpiece (2021)

  • Drama, Indie
  • 1h 31m

A powerful, funny and highly original look into the conflicted psyche of a fiercely independent millennial woman - played by two actresses simultaneously.

Cass is a single writer who lives by her own rules. She’s also a bit of a disaster. Following the sudden death of her mother, Elaine, she finds herself in crisis, unable to think straight with a debate raging inside her head. This movie makes that invisible conflict visible: Cassandra battles it out while figuring out what to say at her mother’s funeral.

What unfolds is a wild careening through grief, anger, sex and self-sabotage in an exploration of the messy lives of women from both generations. Raucous jokes, musical numbers and heart- breaking memories add up to a deeply moving and political portrait of a mother and a daughter as seen through the eyes of one conflicted young woman.

“undeniably potent in its account of the shattering force of grief.” Observer

“playful and ingenious” The Guardian

“the kind of brilliantly experimental, engaging and empathetic film that Charlie Kaufman could only DREAM of making” Mark Kermode


Patricia Rozema