Lila Neugebauer’s Causeway starring Jennifer Lawrence and Brian Tyree Henry has been screened at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival. With the World Premiere, Causeway stars Jennifer Lawrence and Brian Tyree Henry’s performances were highly praised by Entertainment Weekly. According to the magazine article about the stars “Once you see these two magnificent performances, you’ll have the beginnings of an Oscar ballot, and maybe the end of one.”
Lila Neugebauer’s Causeway plot follows, “Lynsey (Lawrence) was working for the US Army Corps of Engineers in Afghanistan when her vehicle hit an explosive, injuring her body and brain. Following an arduous rehabilitation period, Lynsey returns home to New Orleans, where she lives with her well-meaning but neglectful mother (Linda Emond) and takes a job cleaning pools while she waits for her doctor to approve her petition to redeploy. Lynsey meets James, a good-natured mechanic with whom she forges a bond that shifts gradually from casual to something more complex. Like Lynsey, James is struggling to recover from severe wounds, both physical and psychological. Each finds solace in the other but, as their friendship develops, Lynsey is forced to question whether she has it in her to give and accept love.”
According to EW, Lila Neugebauer’s Causeway stars Lawrence and Brian just made an Oscar-level performance. “They don’t dwell on their brokenness, making their time together an oasis. Once you see these two magnificent performances, you’ll have the beginnings of an Oscar ballot, and maybe the end of one.”
The film stars Jennifer Lawrence as Lindsay, Brian Tyree Henry as James, Linda Emond as Gloria, Stephen McKinley Henderson as Dr. Lucas, Russell Harvard as Justin, Jayne Houdyshell as Sharon, Joshua Hull as Security Contractor, Fred Weller, Sean Carvajal, Will Pullen, and Neal Huff.
Causeway will release theatrically and on Apple TV+ on November 4, 2022.