Together

Together, the COVID drama: Eh, no thanks

A COVID movie called Together is on the way, even though the virus itself is still very much around. Too soon?
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Variety is reporting that James McAvoy and Sharon Horgan will star in a new movie about love and relationships during the COVID-19 pandemic. The film is titled Together, and in it, “Horgan plays a charity worker who is a co-ordinator for all of Europe at a refugee charity, while McAvoy plays a self-employed man who runs a boutique computing consultancy.” The two are married and apparently don’t have the healthiest thing going — but then COVID-19 happens.

You can probably see where this is going. Forced to spend more time with each other, the two have to confront their issues. They’re made to try and work out the bugs.

According to Horgan, she believes all those who worked on the film “had no intention of doing a COVID drama” — at least until the story won them over. And the process of actually shooting? Buttery smooth. It wrapped up in 10 days.

Still, this thing just feels like it’s coming along a little too quick — as though people might forget COVID once it fades. I don’t know how many people will want to immerse themselves in a fictionalized version of a worldwide crisis that is ongoing. Though the United States is making a recovery, other parts of the world are seeing thousands killed by the day. The tragedy is still present in everyone’s minds because it’s still happening.

Maybe in 10 years, or 20 years, I’d finally consider giving this movie a go. By then, the memories won’t be so fresh. By then, there’ll have been at least a half-dozen Call of Duty: COVID War games to soften me up.

But now or in the immediate future? Nope. This wretched thing has been living in my brain rent-free for over a year now. I’m not interested in giving it any more space or any more time.