The trailer for “The Humans” gives us just a glimpse of the small yet talented group of actors who make up its ensemble. The film centers around a young couple named Brigid (Beanie Feldstein) and her boyfriend Richard (Steven Yeun), who host Brigid’s family for the holiday. Erik Blake (Richard Jenkins) is the patriarch of the Blake family, and his wife Deirdre is played by actress Jayne Houdyshell, who originated the role in the stage production. Brigid’s sister Aimee (Amy Schumer) and their grandmother Momo (June Squibb), who has Alzheimer’s disease, are also present for the Thanksgiving dinner.
“The Humans” received positive reviews following its premiere at TIFF. Saffron Maeve of Little White Lies called it “a slight but stirring chamber piece about a working-class family convening for Thanksgiving dinner in post-9/11 Manhattan,” while Richard Lawson of Vanity Fair praised Karam’s directorial work on the film, calling it “one that captures all the tense, rattling mood of his stage horror while giving it a new, decidedly cinematic shape.”
You’ll get to see all the drama in “The Humans” unfold when it’s released in theaters and on Showtime on November 24.