Am I OK? Warner and HBO Max Buy Dakota Johnson Sundance Comedy (Sundance Fest 2022)

Warner and HBO Max Buy Dakota Johnson Sundance Comedy ‘Am I OK?’

Am I OK?
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Warner and HBO Max have acquired Am I OK? a romantic comedy starring Dakota Johnson as a woman grappling with her sexuality.

The movie premiered to positive reviews at the 2022 virtual Sundance Film Fest.

Tig Notaro and Stephanie Allynne co-directed Am I OK? written by Lauren Pomerantz and produced by Picturestart, Gloria Sanchez Productions and Johnson’s TeaTime Pictures.

It will premiere on HBO Max later this year.

Am I OK? follows 32-year-old Lucy (Johnson), who lives in Los Angeles and figures out later in life that the reason her dates with the opposite gender never end with anything more than a handshake is because, well, she’s not attracted to men. With the help of her life-long friend Jane (Sonoya Mizuno), Lucy attempts to navigate coming out in her 30s. The story is loosely based on Pomerantz’s own life.

The cast also includes Jermaine Fowler, Kiersey Clemons, Molly Gordon and Sean Hayes.

The on-screen dynamic between the two lead females in this breezily charming serio-comedy is compelling.  The tale offers a layered study of a close female friendship and the power such bonds hold, even when they fracture.

Johnson, who also starred in the Sundance comedy Cha Cha Real Smooth, said she was drawn to the raw emotion under the film’s comedic surface.

“It’s a story and subject matter that I thought was really cool, in the shape of a female buddy comedy, but there’s some very real and honest and difficult internal landscapes happening within these women,” Johnson said at the Sundance Studio.

This year’s Sundance Film Fest, which is running online through Jan. 30, has been lighter on sales.

Other buzzy titles that have been purchased include “Cha Cha Real Smooth” to Apple TV Plus, “Living” to Sony Pictures Classics, and “Good Luck to You, Leo Grande” to Searchlight and Hulu.