Share (2019 film)

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Share poster.jpg
Official poster
Directed byPippa Bianco
Screenplay byPippa Bianco
Based onShare
by Pippa Bianco
Produced by
  • Carly Hugo
  • Matthew Parker
  • Tyler Byrne
CinematographyAva Berkofsky
Edited byShelby Siegel
Music byShlohmo
  • A24
  • Loveless
  • Wilding Pictures
Distributed byHBO Films
Release dates
Running time
89 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States

Share is a 2019 coming-of-age[2] drama film, written and directed by Pippa Bianco, based upon Bianco's short film of the same name. It stars Rhianne Barreto, Charlie Plummer, Poorna Jagannathan, J. C. Mackenzie, Nicholas Galitzine, and Lovie Simone.

It had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 25, 2019. It was released on July 27, 2019, by HBO Films.


Mandy, a 16-year old girl, receives text messages from her friends about a video that has gone viral. In the video, she is obviously unconscious. Her pants have been pulled down and she is surrounded by a group of chuckling boys. She remembers none of this. As she seeks to find out what happened, she is ostracized.[3][4]


  • Rhianne Barreto as Mandy Lundy
  • Charlie Plummer as Dylan
  • Poorna Jagannathan as Kerri Lundy
  • J. C. Mackenzie as Mickey Lundy
  • Lovie Simone as Jenna
  • Nicholas Galitzine as A.J.
  • Danny Mastrogiorgio as Tony
  • Jhaleil Swaby as Mason
  • Milcania Diaz-Rojas as Mia
  • Christian Corrao as Tyler Lundy
  • Emily Woloszuk as Kaylee
  • Sydney Holmes as Lacey
  • Emily Debowski as Pretty Girl
  • Ivan Wanis Ruiz as Officer Gregg
  • Darlene Cooke as Principal Marsh
  • Alison Smiley as teacher
  • Jai Jai Jones as Coach Chauncey
  • Kimmy Choi as reporter
  • Anthony Q. Farrell as psychologist
  • Ayesha Mansur Gonsalves as lawyer


In May 2015, it was announced that Pippa Bianco was adapting her short Share (winner, Cinéfondation section, Cannes 2015) into a feature-length screenplay.[5][6] In January 2016, the Sundance Institute picked up the film for their Screenwriters Lab.[7] In March 2017, it was announced A24 would distribute the film, with newcomer Rhianne Barreto cast in the lead role.[8] In October 2017, Charlie Plummer, Poorna Jagannathan, J. C. Mackenzie, Lovie Simone and Nicholas Galitzine had been cast in the film, with Carly Hugo, Tyler Byrne and Matthew Parker serving as producers.[9][10]

Principal photography began in October 2017, in Toronto, Canada.[11]

The music score was done by electronic musician Shlohmo, his first work in film scoring.

The film received The ReFrame Stamp for Gender-Balanced Production.[12]


The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 25, 2019.[13] Shortly after, HBO Films acquired distribution rights to the film.[14] It was released on July 27, 2019.[15]

Critical reception[edit]

Share received positive reviews from film critics. It holds an 86% approval rating on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, based on 28 reviews, with an average rating of 7/10. The website's critics consensus reads: "Grim yet compelling, Share avoids rote didacticism thanks to sensitive direction and committed central performances."[16] On Metacritic, the film holds a rating of 73 out of 100, based on reviews from 8 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[17]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Share". Sundance Film Festival. Retrieved December 15, 2018.
  2. ^ "Share Interview: Writer-Director Pippa Bianco On Bringing Her Sundance Hit To HBO". ScreenRant. Retrieved 5 October 2021.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ Fagerholm, Matt (July 26, 2019). "Review of "Share"". Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  4. ^ July, Beandrea (January 25, 2019). "'Share': Film Review". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  5. ^ Hopewell, John (May 22, 2015). "AFI's Pippa Bianco Wins Cannes Cinefondation with 'Share'". Variety. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
  6. ^ "Lexus and The Weinstein Company Reveal Winners of The Third Lexus Short Films Series at Napa Valley Film Festival". November 16, 2015. Archived from the original on February 1, 2016. Retrieved January 3, 2016.
  7. ^ "Sundance Institute Selects 12 Projects for 2016 January Screenwriters Lab". January 11, 2016. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
  8. ^ "A24 Mounting Feature Adaptation of Pippa Bianco's Award-Winning Short Film "Share" (Exclusive)". The Tracking Board. March 14, 2017. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
  9. ^ Ford, Rebecca (October 6, 2017). "Charlie Plummer Joins Adaptation of Pippa Bianco's Short 'Share' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
  10. ^ McNary, Dave (October 31, 2017). "Film News Roundup: Poorna Jagannathan Starring in Pippa Bianco Drama (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
  11. ^ "Untitled Pippa Bianco Project". Production List. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
  12. ^ Hipes, Patrick (2018-08-28). "ReFrame Stamps 22 More Films With Gender-Balance Seal Of Approval; 'Crazy Rich Asians', 'The Wife' On List". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2021-08-16. Untitled Pippa Bianco Project
  13. ^ Debruge, Peter (November 28, 2018). "Sundance Film Festival Unveils 2019 Features Lineup". Variety. Retrieved November 28, 2018.
  14. ^ Lang, Brent (January 26, 2019). "Sundance: A24 Sells 'Share' to HBO Films". Variety. Retrieved January 26, 2019.
  15. ^ "HBO Films' SHARE Debuts July 27". June 6, 2019. Retrieved June 6, 2019.
  16. ^ "Share (2019)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango. Retrieved October 10, 2021.
  17. ^ "Share". Metacritic. Retrieved July 26, 2019.

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