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The Big Bang Theory actor is the writer, co-director and star of the romantic comedy.
The movie centres around Quinn (Helberg), a man gearing up to propose to his long-term and first girlfriend (Lynskey).
After getting cold feet, he finds himself pursuing her to Paris to make amends.
Jocelyn Towne served as co-director.
We'll Never Have Paris will be released on January 22 in the Us. A UK release date is yet to be announced. »
You can't see 'em all, and last spring at SXSW, the rom-com "We'll Never Have Paris" just couldn't fit in our schedule. And even though it played a handful of festivals since, it just didn't cross our path. And so, we'll just have to catch it when it opens in theaters next month, and the trailer for the movie has dropped to show what we've been missing. Written, co-directed and starring Simon Helberg, the movie follows a man whose indecision about marrying the first woman he's ever been with has serious consequences when she ups and leaves for Paris. And so he follows her there hoping to win her back. It's a simple enough premise, and we always love Melanie Lynskey, and the supporting players in place are solid too with Maggie Grace, Zachary Quinto and Alfred Molina rounding things out. "We'll Never Have Paris" arrives on January 22nd. Watch below. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
★★☆☆☆Best known as the one of the lovable nerds around which CBS's world-dominating The Big Bang Theory revolves, Simon Helberg has now moved behind the camera for his cinematic directorial debut alongside his wife Jocelyn Towne. Inspired by their own romantic history, We'll Never Have Paris (2014) - which he also wrote - stars Helberg as a man suffering a relationship crisis just as he's plucked up the courage to pop the big question. Premièring in the UK at the Edinburgh Film Festival, We'll Never Have Paris wears Woody Allen's heart firmly on its sleeve, yet never quite scales the heights of the works it so desperately attempts to reference and emulate.
- CineVue UK
Edinburgh Filmhouse gears up for the 68th edition of the film festival. Photo: Amber Wilkinson The full details of the 68th edition of Edinburgh International Film Festival were announced by artistic director Chris Fujiwara this morning. Events at the festival - which runs from June 18 to 29 - will include a series of Hero Hangouts, which will feature Cold In July's Don Johnson, Elijah Wood - in town for Dylan Thomas biopic Set Fire To The Stars - Noel Clarke, who is bringing The Anomaly and We Are Monster (which he produced) to the festival and husband and wife team Simon Helberg and Jocelyn Towne, whose semi-autobiographical We'll Never Have Paris is the closing night film. X/Y star America Ferrera - previously on the jury at the festival - is also expected to attend.
The festival will show 156 features from 47 countries, including 11 world premieres, eight international premieres, seven European premieres and 96 UK premieres. »
- Amber Wilkinson
The Lower East Side Film Festival has announced their lineup, as well as judges and panels, for their 2014 festival, which runs from June 12-22. Documentary film "The Sturgeon Queens," about famous specialty shop Russ & Daughters, will show opening night. Some highlights include "Glass Night," an event hosted by Google that will give guests the chance to see the films created using Google Glass, and "Gay Night," a rooftop pool party that will also host the premiere of "Dragula," starring Cheyenne Jackson and Carmen Electra. Other films showing include: "Home," starring Naya Rivera ("Glee"), "We'll Never Have Paris" with Zachary Quinto and Alfred Molina, "The Visitant" with Amy Smart, the U.S. premiere of "Sidewalk Traffic" and the animated film "The Missing Scarf." The festival will also showcase a comedy panel in partnership with the Writers Guild of America, called "Sketch to Screen," featuring writers from "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, »
- Eric Eidelstein
Maggie Grace and Jason Ritter's characters, Siri and Ben, have a complicated relationship in their new film About Alex (read our review), but in real life, they are the best of friends. When we were chatting with Grace at the Tribeca Film Festival, Ritter couldn't help but sneak in, too - even though he and his costar Max Greenfield had already shared some embarrassing stories with us. The duo explained the whole cast's dynamic - including how Jane Levy and Aubrey Plaza bunked up because one of them was scared of ghosts - and revealed some heartrending behind-the-scenes moments that were left on the cutting-room floor. And if you haven't seen the first season of Game of Thrones, be forewarned: Grace spills a major character death that Liam Neeson actually ruined for her a long time ago. Source: Alyse Whitney Popsugar: The chemistry in this film among the whole ensemble is fantastic. »
- Alyse Whitney
Before I Disappear premiered at SXSW on Monday, March 10, and is writer/director/star Shawn Christensen’s first feature film – it is based off his Oscar-winning short film Curfew. In the film, Rossum (Shameless) plays Maggie, a young mother who asks her estranged and depressed brother, Richie (Christensen) to watch her daughter for a few hours. Wesley (The Vampire Diaries) plays Gideon, a character entangled in Richie’s rocky life.
Surreal pic from @B4IDisappear. One of my favorite scenes from the film. @paulwesley pic.twitter.com/R3Pk6YsxCb
— Shawn Christensen (@dreamsick) March 7, 2014
Wesley and Rossum spoke to Uinterview outside the premiere after-party, where they mingled with guests and listened to a playlist curated by Christensen containing music from the film »
Helberg, who stars as Howard on CBS’ hit sitcom The Big Bang Theory, wrote the rom-com about his own courtship with his wife. The fictionalized reality is about a man, Quinn (Helberg), who struggles to propose to his longtime girlfriend, Devon (Lynskey), after Kelsey (Grace) professes her love to him. Quinn leaves Devon for Kelsey, immediately regretting his decision and has to win her back. »
“One night in Harlem, sour, aging Mat reunites with his younger brother Alan, just before Alan heads out for a long-planned vacation with his live-in girlfriend Farrah. Only days later, much sooner than expected, Alan returns home from his vacation to find his apartment commandeered by Mat, Mat’s girlfriend and Mat’s girlfriend’s son. As doors slam and the power gives out and the threads of family fray, a mystery lingers: why has Alan returned home without Farrah,” reads the official description.
South by Southwest 2014 kicks off this week with a terrific slate of indie comedies and dramas (here are our ten most anticipated films of the fest). We've got the first look at one of them: "We'll Never Have Paris," from directors Jocelyn Towne and Simon Helberg (who wrote the film). The film stars Helberg -- who also stars in TV's "The Big Bang Theory," if you're into that -- as Quinn, a neurotic mess of a man in a quarter-life crisis that explodes when a coworker (Maggie Grace) confesses her love for him mere moments before he was to propose to his girlfriend (Melanie Lynskey). And so, Quinn up-and-leaves his longtime partner for a brush with love -- regretting his decision almost instantly. Helberg's directorial debut also stars Zachary Quinto, Alfred Molina and Jason Ritter. Check out the poster debut below. »
- Ryan Lattanzio
10 items from 2014
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