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Self Reliance

January 12, 2024
1hr 27min
Status: released

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Self Reliance Movie Details:

Movie NameSelf Reliance
Country United States
Language English
GenreComedy, Thriller
Release DatesMarch 11, 2023 (SXSW)
January 3, 2024 (United States)
Running Time1hr 27min
Age ratingR
CastJake Johnson
Anna Kendrick
Natalie Morales
Andy Samberg
Directed by Jake Johnson
Written byJake Johnson
Produced byJake Johnson
Ali Bell
Joe Hardesty
Cinematography by Adam Silver
Edited by Ryan Brown
Music byDan Romer
Production CompaniesMRC
Clown Show
Lonely Island
Walcott Productions
Distributor Hulu
Paramount Global Content Distribution

Self Reliance Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Jake Johnson as Tommy
  • Anna Kendrick as Maddy
  • Natalie Morales as Theresa
  • Andy Samberg as himself
  • Mary Holland as Amy
  • Emily Hampshire as Mary
  • Nancy Lenehan as Laurie
  • Miriam Flynn as Becky Ann
  • Boban Marjanović as 7 Foot Man
  • Eduardo Franco as P.A. Ninja
  • Jeff Kober as Cowboy
  • Christopher Lloyd as Dennis Walcott


Tommy receives an invitation to win $1 million by playing a game where he must outwit hunters attempting to kill him. He realizes the hunters can only attack him when he’s alone, but none of his friends and family believe the game is real.

About Self Reliance Movie:

  • Self Reliance is a 2023 American comedy thriller film written, directed by, and starring Jake Johnson in his feature-length directorial debut. It also stars Anna Kendrick, Natalie Morales, Mary Holland, Emily Hampshire, Christopher Lloyd, and Wayne Brady.
  • Jake Johnson wrote the screenplay during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Filming took place over 19 days in Los Angeles.
  • The film premiered at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas on March 11, 2023.
  • In June 2023, Hulu acquired the U.S. distribution rights to the film in a deal with co-financier MRC and Paramount Global Content Distribution, setting it for a streaming release on September 8, 2023. In August 2023, it was reported that the release had been pushed back to November. The film will be released by Hulu on January 12, 2024.
  • Neon partnered with AMC Theatres for a limited theatrical release of the film preceding its streaming release. The film was screened for a single night on January 3, 2024, across 225 theatres in the United States and also featured a behind-the-scenes discussion between Johnson and Lamorne Morris.