Person to Person (film)

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Person to Person
Person to Person.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Dustin Guy Defa
Produced by
  • Toby Halbrooks
  • James M. Johnston
  • Sara Murphy
Written by Dustin Guy Defa
Cinematography Ashley Connor
Edited by Dustin Guy Defa
  • Bow and Arrow Entertainment
  • Park Pictures
  • Forager Film
Distributed by Magnolia Pictures
Release date
  • January 20, 2017 (2017-01-20) (Sundance)
  • July 28, 2017 (2017-07-28) (United States)
Running time
84 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language English

Person to Person is an American drama film directed and written by Dustin Guy Defa. The film stars Michael Cera, Tavi Gevinson, and Abbi Jacobson.[2]

The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 20, 2017. It was released on July 28, 2017, by Magnolia Pictures.


During a day in New York City, a reporter trains a new employee while covering a story about a possible murder where a watch repairman may have important information; a record collector finds a rare piece of vinyl; two brothers track down their sister's ex-boyfriend who posted nude pictures of her online, and a questioning teenage girl explores her feelings when she kisses a boy.



Principal photography on the film began on December 3, 2015 in New York City.[2]


The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 20, 2017.[3] Shortly after, Magnolia Pictures acquired distribution rights to the film.[4] It was released on July 28, 2017.[5]

Critical reception[edit]

Person to Person received mixed reviews from film critics. It holds a 46% approval rating on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, based on 35 reviews, with a weighted average of 4.9/10.[6]


  1. ^ "Printable Film Guide" (PDF). Sundance Film Festival. Retrieved December 13, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b A. Lincoln, Ross (December 3, 2015). "Michael Cera, Abbi Jacobson & Tavi Gevinson Join 'Human People'; 'Big Bear' Wraps With Pablo Schrieber & Adam Brody". Retrieved December 5, 2015. 
  3. ^ "2017 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: COMPETITION AND NEXT LINEUP ANNOUNCED". Sundance Film Festival. November 29, 2016. Retrieved November 30, 2016. 
  4. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (March 24, 2017). "Magnolia Pictures Acquires Dustin Guy Defa's 'Person To Person'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 25, 2017. 
  5. ^ Stage, The Film (April 18, 2017). "40 Films to See This Summer". The Film Stage. Retrieved April 18, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Person to Person (2017)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved March 26, 2017. 

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