After premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival last year, the well-received dramedy Our Friend (previously known simply as The Friend) will finally get a release early next year without very much out there in the way of competition. Directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite (Megan Leavey, Blackfish), the movie is based on the true story of a young family dealing with a terminal cancer diagnosis and their best friend, who moves in with them and puts his own life on hold in order to help them through it. It looks like a real tearjerker but also appears to be uplifting as well and it attempts to capture the dynamics of a unique relationship, the kind that isn’t seen on screen very often. The movie stars Casey Affleck and Dakota Johnson as the husband and wife along with Jason Segel as the titular friend. Our Friend arrives in select theatres and on VOD on Jan. 22nd; check out the trailer below and see what you think.