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Newlyweds -- Newlyweds Buzzy and Katie find their blissful life disrupted by the arrival of his half-sister and news of her sister's marriage troubles.

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Newlyweds Buzzy and Katie find their blissful life disrupted by the arrival of his half-sister and news of her sister's marriage troubles. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Edward Burns ... Buzzy

Kerry Bishé ... Linda

Marsha Dietlein ... Marsha

Caitlin FitzGerald ... Katie

Johnny Solo ... Miles

Dara Coleman ... Dara

Max Baker ... Max
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Daniella Pineda ... Vanessa

Directed by
Edward Burns 
 
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Edward Burns 

Produced by
Edward Burns .... producer
Mike Harrop .... executive producer
Aaron Lubin .... producer
Nicolas Newbold .... co-producer
William Rexer .... producer
 
Original Music by
P.T. Walkley 
 
Cinematography by
William Rexer 
 
Film Editing by
Janet Gaynor 
 
Art Department
Scott Kawczynski .... titles art direction and design
 
Sound Department
Michael McMenomy .... sound effects editor
Gregg Swiatlowski .... supervising sound editor
 
Editorial Department
Steph Ching .... assistant editor
Roman Hankewycz .... colorist
Gladys Murphy .... assistant editor
 

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95 min
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At $9,000, this is the lowest film budget that Edward Burns has ever worked with.See more »
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Continuity: (at around 55 mins) Buzzy grabs a bottle of wine. In the next shot, both characters are holding full glasses, then the shot switches back to the previous angle and Buzzy pours the wine into both glasses.See more »
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References Marty (1955)See more »
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OvenbirdSee more »

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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Good film making just can't be this easy, 19 July 2012
Author: aslett from United States

Despite treading in those dangerous waters of 'a newly married couple's love and trust being put to the test' Newlyweds is a surprisingly comfortable film to watch.

Edward Burns is the Writer/Director/Actor/Tea & Sandwich Maker & etc. playing genial Buzzy. With his reedy voice and understated charm Burns reminds me of Gene Kelly - who he physically resembles but for an extra twelve inches in height. He's a regular guy working as a trainer at a gym. He has a prim, young and well-to-do wife, Katie (Caitlin Fitzgerald). We're informed early on that despite the fact they don't see much of each other the relationship thrives on this. We have to be told the fact because we don't actually see it in the 90 minute span of the film. Still, you have to bear it in mind as one of the questions the film poses is rather like that old joke: Should a married couple be Frank and Earnest? ("No, one of them should be a girl!" is the answer they give in Utah). For despite being newlyweds they are safe and contented. Their personalities and personal situations don't seem to allow for doubt and jealousy, drama and, perhaps, passion. And as neither is particularly big on self-analysis or inveterately curious about the other much has been left untouched and undiscovered. There is a lot of talk about 'telling the truth' and being 'honest' while wordlessly asking the question 'about what?' The major catalyst comes in the shape of Buzzy's sister Linda who has come to New York from the west coast to get an old boyfriend back (played by Kerry Bishé – who wins a gold star on her resume for a terrifically deft portrayal of a girl who's immature, unstable, provocative, self absorbed, heartbroken and a dozen more things I can't think of the words for). Throw in Katie's ex husband and her bickering sister and spouse and you have a tight ensemble cast who seem to be having a lot of fun with their characters and manage to present them in a way that allows us to criticize them but never come near to hating them.

Something I love about the film: Burns has developed the Annie Hall faux documentary interviews to a new level that follow relevant scenes to behave rather like the person's conscience speaking. I know Kurt Vonnegut had a gripe about writers telling us what a person thinks but I've never had a problem with it (if a writer can tell us what underwear someone is wearing they can sure as hell tell us what they're thinking). But how do you do it in film? Having every character doing voice-overs would be dumb. So while we might wonder what the real motives of characters are in some of the emotional exchanges the 'interviews' act as a clarifying narrative. OK, I'm assuming they are telling the truth as far as they see it. I'm assuming a lot. That's the way it came across to me. And this has an intriguing effect on the way you feel (I felt) about the outcome. You may not be sure how all of the plot lines are going to unfold but you don't dread a negative outcome due to these personality building blocks that give it all a sense of karma.

This is the most accomplished of Burns' films that I've seen. It has a grace and polish that makes me disbelieve stories of how quickly it was made. Surely there was a lot of workshop rehearsal work before shooting? Good film making just can't be this easy.

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