‘Mother, Couch’ Trailer: Ewan McGregor, Taylor Russell, & More Star In Dysfunctional Family Dramedy Set In A Furniture Store

Dysfunctional family comedies? They’re a dime a dozen. But you’ve never seen one with a premise quite as weird as Mother, Couch which takes place in a furniture store.

Written and directed by Nicolas Larsson in his feature debut, the film centers on an elderly woman who refuses to get up from a couch she’s sitting in at a furniture store showroom. This baffling situation brings together members of her estranged family to figure out a plan of action, and of course, hilarity ensues, tensions rise, etc.

Strange, yeah, but the cast is incredible. Ewan McGregor, Ellen Burstyn, Taylor Russell, Lara Flynn Boyle, Rhys Ifans, Lake Bell, and F. Murray Abraham star. Larsson based the film on the 2020 Swedish novel Mamma i soffa.

Here’s the synopsis: The members of a dysfunctional family find themselves mysteriously trapped in an antiquated furniture store when their elderly matriarch (Ellen Burstyn) suddenly refuses to get up from one of the display couches. Reluctantly assembled, her three estranged children – David (Ewan McGregor), Gruffudd (Rhys Ifans), and Linda (Lara Flynn Boyle) – must figure out how to escape this bizarre predicament. With the help of the store managers, Marco & Marcus (F. Murray Abraham), and their daughter Bella (Taylor Russell) the siblings embark on a mind-bending odyssey that forces them to face life-altering truths about their own lives and upbringing.

Mother, Couch opens in select theaters on July 5th.