Inspired by the acclaimed Swedish dark comedy "Force Majeure," "Downhill" is a witty, biting examination of what happens when a moment of weakness throws a relationship into a new light.
After barely escaping an avalanche during a family ski vacation in the Alps, a married couple (Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus) find themselves suddenly reevaulating everything they've thought about each other, and where their lives have led.
"The real draw ... is Louis-Dreyfus. She really taps into Billie’s frustration and disappointment, but also grounding the wackier interludes in recognizable emotion." —AV Club