Three women return home for their ten year high school reunion to discover that a time capsule made on graduation night, predicting where everyone would be in ten years time, is due to be opened and read aloud at the impending event. Horrified at the thought of their unfilled goals being revealed, they embark on a 'search and destroy' mission for the capsule and chaos ensues. Written by
I saw Kalamazoo? at one of the premiere nights in Kalamazoo and truly enjoyed this film. Kalamazoo? is filmed entirely in where else... Kalamazoo, MI and features Michigan based bands on the soundtrack.
Three women attend their ten year high school reunion but realize beforehand the time capsule containing the surveys they filled out upon graduation would be opened on reunion night. Fearing that their failures might be embarrassingly revealed, they embark on a mission to "search and destroy" the capsule and it's contents before that fateful night.
Kalamazoo? IS a comedy and delivers exactly that! It's fun, humorous and chocked with wisecracks, one liners and a little slapstick but, not to the point where you want to be put out of your misery. The first three quarters of the film are fast paced and reinforced by the subplot of their deceased (and unseen to the trio) grandmothers supervising the "mission" but warned by their heavenly agent (Michael Boatmen) not to help in any way.
Just past the second third of the film, Kalamazoo? takes a dramatic turn and believe me, you can feel it coming and connect with it immediately! Lacking is profanity, nudity and abusive language which makes it viewable to family audiences. Fans of John Huges work will notice some of his influences here especially utilizing the city of Kalamazoo as a set. Huges uses Chicago and the suburbs in many of his films.
The screenplay provided by one of the principal cast members (Joanna Clare Scott) with story credit provided by sister Dana E. Kowalski provide comedy relief to the ten year high school reunion ritual we have either lived through or are soon to experience.
Visit the website "kalamazoothemovie.com" for a short trailer, cast BIOS, stills and info on showing locations.
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