A troubled young girl travels to an island in the Carribean for therapy after a recurring dream about the island disrupts her sleep. While there, she meets a host of other troubled teenagers, who may well be more than what they seem...
Nicole Marie Monica
A black comedy set in the contrasting worlds of a dilapidated North London council house, a middle class dinner party in a Fulham mansion block and an expensive psychiatrist's couch. Drug ... See full summary »
How well do we handle tragedy and how well do we really know the people we love? The distance between better and worse is great, but if the one we love changes - is it also acceptable for ... See full summary »
Sam (Jerry Stiller) and Molly (Anne Meara) are a classic bickering old couple, and their marriage has been 40 years of sparring. Yet, when Sam refuses to move the carp he's keeping in their... See full summary »
An anxious young tailor dominated by his father, a master of the craft, is eager to do well with his clients; but his inadequacy in measuring leaves him frustrated and humiliated. His ... See full summary »
The Understudy is an allegory that we can all relate to, albeit somewhat uncomfortably; a black comedy that seamlessly transforms wishful thinking into a sort of telekinetic mayhem and turns Norman Vincent Peale's "power of positive thinking" on its head. Marin Ireland as Rebecca is a revelation. Her supporting cast is stellar. With the certain critical success of The Understudy, I hope we hear from co-directors Connolly and Davis again and again. One only hopes that the more established and perhaps undeserving directors in their path don't suffer the same fate as those unfortunates that Rebecca sought to supplant and that stood in the way of her ambitions. But, then again, some do deserve such a fate, if only in one's imagination.
Andrew Malekoff, Long Beach, New York
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