Director: Joseph Sackett Run Time: 75 min. Format: DCP Rating: NR Release Year: 2021
Starring: Colby Minifie, Tre Ryder, Maria Dizzia, Whitmer Thomas, Jasmin Walker, Purva Bedi, Julian Cihi, Zoe Chao
Melanie’s last afternoon babysitting 9-year-old gender-questioning Johnny takes an inexplicable, unpredictable, and absolutely hilarious turn – her body is inhabited by Johnny’s spirit. Now, Johnny gets to live as Melanie for a day, which seems fun at first but soon becomes a rollercoaster of emotions as Johnny navigates the NYC subway system, prospective boyfriends, and delivering a baby.
Featuring indelible comic performances by Colby Minifie (The Boys) and newcomer Tre Ryder, as well as a laugh-out-loud script, Homebody subverts the playful structures of Freaky Friday and Big, crafting something entirely new and affirming in the process.