What They Had (2018) Movie Review, Cast and Plot


What They Had is a 2018 American drama film. It is written and directed by Elizabeth Chomko. The movie is produced by Albert Berger, Ron Yerxa, Andrew Duncan, Tyler Jackson, Bill Holderman, Keith Kjarval, Alex Saks.

What They Had film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on the 21st of January 2018. The movie will be released in the United States on the 19th of October 2018 by Bleecker Street. This movie stars Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon, Robert Forster, Blythe Danner, Taissa Farmiga, and Josh Lucas.

What They Had Movie Cast

  • Hilary Swank as Bridget Ertz
  • Michael Shannon as Nicky
  • Robert Forster as Burt
  • Blythe Danner as Ruth
  • Taissa Farmiga as Emma Ertz
  • Josh Lucas
  • Sarah Sutherland
  • Aimee Garcia as Dr. Zoe
  • Jay Montepare as David
  • Jennifer Robideau as Rachel

What They Had Movie Plot Summary


The Movie follows Bridget (Hilary Swank) who returns home. She returns home to help her brother(Michael Shannon) convince their father( Robert Forster) to put their mother(Blythe Danner) in a nursing home.  They also urge their father to face the end of their life-long love affair. This movie is about a family where the mother is suffering from Alzheimer disease. The children have to convince their father to put their mother in a nursing home.

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What They Had Movie Overview

Directed byElizabeth Chomko
Produced by
  • Albert Berger
  • Ron Yerxa
  • Andrew Duncan
  • Tyler Jackson
  • Bill Holderman
  • Keith Kjarval
  • Alex Saks
Written byElizabeth Chomko
  • Hilary Swank
  • Michael Shannon
  • Robert Forster
  • Blythe Danner
  • Taissa Farmiga
  • Josh Lucas
Music byDanny Mulhern
CinematographyRoberto Schaefer
Edited byTom McArdle
  • Unified Pictures
  • Bona Fide Productions
  • Look to the Sky Films
  • June Pictures
Distributed byBleecker Street
Release date
  • January 21, 2018(Sundance)
  • October 19, 2018
Running time
98 minutes
CountryUnited States