Best friends Samantha and Vicky have just graduated college, and are ready to take on the world. Unfortunately, as Vicky enters a fast-paced job in corporate public relations, Samantha finds herself in the not-so-fast moving unemployment line. Forced to break their lease and move back in with her parents, Samantha must take a minimum-wage job working for her high school nemesis, while Vicky finds herself interviewing craigslist weirdos to be her roommate. As desperation sets in, the girls turn to Dean, an old friend from high school for a potential quick fix. Willing to risk it all in the world of video piracy, Sam and Vicky's tumultuous adjustment to life after college reflects the angst of a modern generation. Written by
Have seen this film now multiple times over various Film Festivals, and it is one of the most enjoyable and underrated Indie Films I've ever seen on the Festival Circuit.
Nicely helmed by Sloan Copeland, WET BEHIND THE EARS is a sweet comedy with a ton of heart. The coming of age comedy tells the story of Samantha Phelps (played nicely by Margaret Keane Williams, who co-wrote the story with Copeland), a - pun-intended - "wet behind the ears," college graduate in search of a job in advertising.
Her dream search quickly becomes a nightmare when she is unable to find an acceptable job and resorts to taking a gig at her friend Kim's parents' ice-cream store. This hampers her ability to go in on an apartment with her best friend Vicky (Jessica Piervicenti). As good as Williams is in this film, Piervicenti's performance practically steals the movie.
But, then again, Copeland gets the most out of a talented cast of unknowns that includes Michael Giese as Samantha's wisecracking, but cool-cat, brother and Doug Roland as Dean, Samantha's love-interest and resident movie bootlegger.
But, Copeland has done a wonderful job in picking the perfect cast for this film, and again, getting the most out of them. This film has played in a good amount of festivals already and from what I've seen is not slowing down. Catch it at a festival if you can, and if not, hopefully a release of some kind is imminent.
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