Andy Samberg's Surreal Rom-Com 'Palm Springs' Is Finally Coming Out
Published May 28, 2020After premiering at Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, Andy Samberg's new romantic comedy Palm Springs is at last seeing its official release this summer.
The film is directed by Max Barbakow and will be released on July 10. Palm Springs will be available on Hulu, as well as in select drive-in theatres.
The film follows Samberg's character Nyles who has a chance encounter with Cristin Milioti's Sarah at a wedding in Palm Springs. The morning after the wedding, things get complicated when they find themselves "unable to escape the venue, themselves, or each other."
The official synopsis reads:
Stuck in Palm Springs for her younger sister Tala's destination wedding, family black sheep and reluctant maid of honor Sarah meets carefree Nyles, the date of a vapid bridesmaid. After Nyles bails Sarah out of giving a wedding toast, she quickly realizes that he is actually not a sentimental fool at all and feels drawn to his offbeat nihilism. After their impromptu tryst is thwarted by a surreal, unexpected interruption, Sarah joins Nyles in embracing the idea that nothing really matters, and they begin wreaking spirited havoc on the wedding celebration.
"We're subverting a lot of the tropes you usually see in wedding movies and rom-coms," Barbakow told Variety. "Tonally, it's that really nice charged area between laughter and deep feeling and then just bonkers stuff. We're trying a lot of things."
Alongside Samberg and Milioti, the film also stars J.K. Simmons, Meredith Hagner, Camila Mendes and Peter Gallagher.
See the announcement below.