Over a single night, the two rehash the same arguments about blurring lines of reality and fiction.

At the center of the argument is the need for authenticity, which leads to some ugly behavior and painful truths.


Malcolm is so absorbed in his art that he is barely present for his relationship, thus making Marie feel neglected as a person and only visible to him as a fiction he can use as material for his film.

It seems that the only way Marie can communicate with Malcolm is through performance.  Marie thinks Malcolm’s raging soliloquy about a review that doesn’t understand his vision is endearing, and Malcolm professes his love for Marie after she performs an emotional scene to prove that she can act.

Malcolm & Marie will be released in select theaters in January 2021, and then digitally on February 5, 2021, by Netflix.