WhiteFlame Productions,

Evan Rachel Wood, Scott Speedman, Treat Williams, Kate Burton, J.K. Simmons, J. Omar Castro, David Jensen

Jay Wheeler (Scott Speedman) was always the bad kid. He got no respect from his father (Treat Williams) and is the only one of the family estranged from the rest of the family. Jay’s brother is about to be married, and Jay mouths off about his new girlfriend who’s a nurse, and promises to bring her home with him to meet the family for the wedding. Jay’s screwed up again, and is doing community service mopping floors in the city’s psychiatric hospital, but he can’t find anyone willing to be his date to the wedding. But when he meets a young mental patient Daisy Kensington (Evan Rachel Wood) who has fallen for him, when she decides to run away from the hospital, he decides to take her to the wedding. Of course she has been raised by a mother (Carrie style) who kept her locked away from the world, so this pretty young girl is absolutely not prepared to meet this judgmental family and try to fit in to their rich lifestyle.

This is a raucous comedy, mostly due to the work of Evan Rachel Wood. I have always been a fan of her work, but she really shines in this film. She’s the real humor and fun in the whole story. She is so awestruck by everything that happens, and her attempts to try to fit in a hilarious. This is a real hidden gem of a movie, as the humor is really good. There were a lot of laughs throughout, and it’s lighthearted and fun. We get to grow with Jay as he learns what he really is, and that he’s not what his father has always told him he is, when he meets someone with a worse mother and his father was to him. It has a lot of heart and is very comfortable, but with a great dose of good humor. As a PG-13, this film could have gone way too far, but as it is, it’s not vulgar or rude in any way. I obviously had never heard of this movie, and as a small independent film, it is way off most people’s radar, but I was really pleasantly pleased with this, and I have to recommend this one as a very well done indie comedy.

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



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