During a family holiday Billie (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) and Pete (Will Ferrell) are faced with the sight of an avalanche coming toward them and their children. Pete’s act of self preservation over the safety of his family results in them both reevaluating their relationship.
Downhill is an American remake of Ruben Östlund’s 2014 film Force Majeure, a film that unfortunately I’ve not had the pleasure of watching but one that I will definitely track down on the basis of this one. Whilst Downhill features two well known comedic actors it is far more of a drama than a comedy with a keen eye for the nature of trust in a long standing relationship. When it is funny it’s because the actors are able to find the humour in difficult circumstances.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus is the star of the show throughout and whilst it feels like it only scratches the surface of its subject matter it’s still an entertaining watch.