Headlined somewhat bemusedly by David Arquette and Amy Acker, as a couple seeking to cure their marital doldrums at a rustic Texan retreat for the quinoa brigade, Brandon Dickerson’s scruffy Austin production has a communal, homemade quality of its own — though you’d gladly trade that for a few more laughs, not to mention a couple of extra character layers. Following
With his marriage on rocky ground, dejected one-hit author Jack Spencer (David Arquette, Never Been Kissed) agrees to go “glamping” with his wife, Amanda (Amy Acker, Marvel’s “The Gifted”), in search of a spark. When they realize they’ve been double booked with honeymooning hipsters and the handsome, eco-friendly landowner, Nate (Designated Survivor’s Adan Canto), enters the picture, a romantic getaway turns into a group ordeal. Jack must learn to get over himself as he dives deep off the grid into a comedic exploration of love, failure, and relevance with some help from miniature donkeys and the sage wisdom of local Jude (Academy Award® nominee June Squibb).
"We are supposed to be saving our marriage," Acker’s Amanda laments to her downer husband at one point in the preview, while Arquette's Jack taunts back, "You are not staying here for us. You’re staying for Magic Mike."
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The romantic comedy marks a reunion for Acker and writer-director Brandon Dickerson, as she previously starred in his 2011 drama, Sironia. Amanda & Jack Go Glamping was loosely inspired by Dickerson’s own experiences at the very same glamping retreat, Green Acres, and the movie
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The site reports that Dawson will portray Dr. Cecilia Reyes, “a medical doctor who has the ability to generate a protective bio-field around herself [and] assumes a mentor role for the group of fledgling heroes.”
It is also said that Henry Zaga (13 Reasons Why) will soon be announced as playing the character of Bobby da Costa, a.k.a. Sunspot, who previously appeared in X-Men: Days of Future Past, where he was portrayed by Adan Canto.
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