Raymond & Ray tells the story of two half-brothers who reunite at their father’s funeral. Both victims of his poor parenting, they find some common ground at his funeral, which serves as a springboard for them to reinvent themselves in the midst of their grief.
The legacy of their difficult relationship with their demanding father would serve as the foundation for a series of connections, unexpected family revelations, and complicated emotional detours that would stretch these adult siblings in ways they never imagined possible during the funeral. Finally, all parties involved receive the closure that heals them.
Raymond And Ray Release Date
Regarding the movie’s release date, it made its international premiere on September 12, 2022, at the Toronto International Film Festival. The movie will also be shown on October 7, 2022, as a part of the 27th Busan International Film Festival’s “World Cinema” category.
Raymond And Ray Plot
What follows is a story of grief, family secrets, and the effects of dysfunctional parenting on the lives of two adult children after two long-estranged half-brothers reunite to bury their father. As they try to make sense of their father’s legacy, long-buried resentments, pain, and anger bubble to the surface.
They are forced to confront aspects of their lives they were unaware of and form bonds they never imagined possible. His death has reopened old wounds, and to make matters worse, he has left them next to nothing as an inheritance while demanding one exhausting final request they must fulfill.
With the funeral and everything that has happened in between, they are struggling to reconcile their experiences with their father, as well as the fact that everyone they meet speaks glowingly of his charisma. Right in the middle of this is their father’s ex-lover Luca, who tries to bring the family back together and put the difficult days behind them. This complex emotional journey is peppered with humor and the kind of self-reflection that will keep critics interested.
Raymond And Ray Cast
The official cast list for the movie is not yet available. Check out Raymond & Ray’s prospective cast below, though.
- Ethan Hawke as Ray
- Ewan McGregor as Raymond
- Mike Bailey as Jazz Club Patron
- Sophie Okonedo as Kiera
- Maribel Verdú as Lucia
- Gina Jun as Jazz Club Member
- Vondie Curtis-Hall
- Marisol Correa Vega
- Todd Louiso as Canfield
- Marisol Correa as Mourner
- Tom Bower as Harris
- Jessica Daniels as Jazz club patron
- Maxim Swinton as Simon
- Chris Grabher as Vincent
- Chris Silcox as Leon
- Angie Campbell as Rose
- Leydi Morales as Police Woman
- Aaron Angus as Jazz Club Patron
- Jim Meisner Jr. as Funeral home manager
Watch The Trailer for Raymond & Ray
At the 2022 TIFF premiere of “Raymond & Ray,” co-lead McGregor told The Hollywood Reporter that he “couldn’t wait” to play the lead in the movie because it was such a “interesting story.” After being involved in a 15-year-old project that never materialised, McGregor and Hawke team up for the first time on screen. When we first started working together, Hawke remarked, “It seemed extremely natural. It feels like we’ve worked together our entire lives.”
Both McGregor and Hawke recently appeared in Disney+ streaming IP franchises, with Hawke debuting in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with “Moon Knight” while McGregor reprised his Obi-Wan Kenobi character from “Star Wars” for the eponymous series. Hawke will also appear in “The Whites” series, while McGregor will also be in “A Gentleman in Moscow.” Hawke also starred opposite Pedro Pascal in Pedro Almodovar’s upcoming LGBT cowboy Western short film “A Strange Way of Life” and in Rian Johnson’s “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.”