A parody on those school educational films we all loved to hate...
"The Trouble With Lou" is not yet released in theaters but if it comes around please go see this comedy. I happened across it at the 2001 SXSW film festival in Austin, Texas. Truly original and funny. Lou is a fifties style school educational film about a fifties teen who has a "problem", thus the title.
The look of this film is truly amazing considering the low budget. It is set in the fifties, and filmed in black and white.
The story is truly funny. The actors are quite good and deliver very convincing performances considering the funny storyline (I won't spoil this). The narrator character played by non-actor Bart Kearns comes very close to stealing the movie away from the leads. His brief appearances in the film are quite memorable and extremley funny. For a guy who can't act Bart comes off very believable. Katheryn's performance is spot on as Lou's tormented love interest and shows quiet charm in the delivery of her lines. But of course this film is about Lou and Lou Romano pulls this roll off with skill. Teddy and Gregor's writing are witty and just downright funny. All the pieces are there for this to be a top rate comedy. They just need to be put together. As of this writing the film is still being finished.
The only real trouble with Lou is it aint out there for us to see.
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