In a Relationship

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In a Relationship
In a Relationship.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed bySam Boyd
Produced by
  • Sam Boyd
  • Jorge Garcia Castro
  • David Hunter
  • Ross Putman
Written bySam Boyd
Music byMichael Boyd
CinematographyMartim Vian
Edited byMax Goldblatt
  • 2 Friends Media
  • PSH Collective
  • Skyline Entertainment
Distributed byVertical Entertainment
Release date
  • April 20, 2018 (2018-04-20) (Tribeca)
  • November 9, 2018 (2018-11-09) (United States)
Running time
92 minutes
CountryUnited States

In a Relationship is an 2018 American romantic drama film, written and directed by Sam Boyd in his directorial debut. It stars Emma Roberts, Michael Angarano, Dree Hemingway, Patrick Gibson, Jay Ellis, and Melora Walters, and focuses the relationship of two couples set during summer period.

It had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 20, 2018. It is scheduled to be released on November 9, 2018, by Vertical Entertainment.


Hallie and Owen have been in a relationship since they first met in New York City apartment. Also, Willa and Matt's friend, Willa and Matt are also having a relationship.

Three years later, set in a summer period, Hallie and Owen reunite with Willa and Matt at the house party in Malibu. At night, Hallie and Owen have a heated argument during the July the 4th fireworks but they reconcile upon going home. However, unbeknownst to Matt, Willa has a secret relationship with the man named Jakob through texting. Willa then moves into Matt's house and they have sex. The relationship between Hallie and Owen begins to deteriorate when Hallie catches Owen watching “mitzvah” video all night and she leaves Owen's house.

Hallie meets Dexter, who is recently dumped by his girlfriend, at the photo-shoot and he invites her to the bar. There, Owen unexpectedly shows up and mocks Dexter's TV show. Hallie then invites Dexter to her house for only short period of time and they reluctantly have sex. Owen calls Matt, ranting about Hallie's bonding with Dexter. At the photo exhibit, Hallie meets photo-assistant Lindsay and, in the swimming pool, they share a kiss in front of Willa and Matt, who leaves the pool in shock upon seeing and they decide not to tell Owen about her same-sex relationship.

Matt finally discovers the text messages of Jakob in Willa's phone. Heartbroken, Matt confronts her, but despite being learned about this, Matt reluctantly maintains Willa at his side. The next morning, Owen unexpectedly meets up with Hallie at his house and they briefly have sex, however, Hallie later realize that it was a mistake and finally reveals the relationship with Lindsay through text messages.

Hallie visits Owen at his house, arguing about Owen's not taking seriously about their relationship. Willa slept with Matt for the last time, before finally parting each other to meet Jakob. Sometime later, hoping to get Hallie back together, Owen cleans his house, including the closet. Hallie arrives at his house, where Owen pleads Hallie to move in with him. She refuses, finally tells him that she will never go back with him, and he silently sits at the couch with Hallie and tells happily that they hate each other. The final film shows the birth of the relationship between two couples.



In March 2017, it was announced Emma Roberts, Michael Angarano, Dree Hemingway, Jay Ellis, Melora Walters, Gayle Rankin, Greta Lee, Janet Montgomery, Andre Hyland, Luka Jones and Sasha Spielberg had joined the cast of the, film with Sam Boyd directing and writing from a screenplay he wrote. Boyd will also produce the film, alongside Jorge Garcia Castro, David Hunter and Ross Putman, Sergio Cortez Gomez, Andres Icaza Ballesteros, Roberts, Kariah Press who will serve as producers and executive producers respectively, under their 2 Friends Media banner. Production concluded that month.[1]


The film had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 20, 2018.[2][3] Shortly after, Vertical Entertainment acquired distribution rights to the film.[4] It is scheduled to be released on November 9, 2018.[5]


  1. ^ Kit, Borys (March 20, 2017). "Emma Roberts, Michael Angarano to Star in Indie Rom-Com 'In a Relationship'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
  2. ^ Raup, Jordan (March 7, 2018). "Tribeca 2018 Lineup Includes 'Disobedience,' 'The Miseducation of Cameron Post,' 'The Seagull,' and More". The Film Stage. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
  3. ^ "In a Relationship". Tribeca Film Festival. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
  4. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (May 29, 2018). "Vertical Acquires 'In A Relationship'; Mucho Mas Media, 2 Friends Media Launch Inclusion – Film Briefs". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
  5. ^ "In A Relationship". The-Numbers. Retrieved September 27, 2018.

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