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‘Recovery’ Review: Sisters Road-Trip to Rescue Their Granny in Quickie Covid-19 Comedy

‘Recovery’ Review: Sisters Road-Trip to Rescue Their Granny in Quickie Covid-19 Comedy

It’s not easy to fathom the rush to make films about the coronavirus pandemic, especially since we’re not quite in the clear. Still, here we are. Or rather, here are friends Whitney Call and Mallory Everton, the co-writers and stars of the slight, mighty silly, improbably likable comedy “Recovery,” about sisters on a mission to rescue their grandmother from her assisted living facility in Washington state — a film which premiered at the 2021 SXSW Film Festival almost exactly a year after the country shut down, making the previous edition one of its first casualties.

In February 2020, Jamie (Call) and Blake Jerikovic (Everton) are riding, if not high, at least hopeful. Jamie is celebrating her 30th birthday. Blake is celebrating what looks to be a promising first date. Both are making plans. Then comes March. Who can forget the endless month in which everything came to a screeching halt? They

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