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April's Shower (2003)

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April's Shower is a comedy about love, romance and expectation. The story follows unpredictable twists and turns until it climaxes with a madcap finale. The hilarity belies the poignancy of... See full summary »

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Trish Doolan

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maria Cina ... April
Trish Doolan ... Alex
Frank Grillo ... Rocco
Zack Ward ... August
Lara Harris ... Kelly
Arly Jover ... Sophie
Jane Booke Jane Booke ... Devin
Gizelle D'Cole ... Roxy (as Giselle D'Cole)
Randall Batinkoff ... Pauly
Denise Miller Denise Miller ... Vicki
Joe Tabb ... Jake (as Joe Tabbanella)
Samantha Lemole ... Rita
Molly Cheek ... Franny
Victoria Prescott ... Mary Beth (as Victoria Reiniger)
Euan K. MacDonald Euan K. MacDonald ... Fergus (as Euan MacDonald)
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April's Shower is a comedy about love, romance and expectation. The story follows unpredictable twists and turns until it climaxes with a madcap finale. The hilarity belies the poignancy of truth and love and the laughter is punctuated with honesty, tenderness and pain. At the beginning, the cast assembles for a seemingly traditional wedding shower. The action is captured inside an eclectic, three-story craftsman - itself serving as a central character to the story. As the script progresses, layers are slowly pulled away revealing secret relationships and subversive undercurrents - the wedding shower quickly becomes a free for all. Just when we think we have a grasp on each character's inner-motives, more characters get sucked into the fray altering everyone's dynamic and the course of April's "perfect" shower. We open on the main character Alex, a chef, put out by her effort for the shower and struggling with her desire to make things "picture-perfect." She is really hiding her true ... Written by Christopher Racster

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Only a best friend could throw a shower like this. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexual content and some drug use | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 June 2004 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,237, 15 January 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$16,377
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Dolby

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Kelly: When people appear to be normal, I don't trust them!
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A sweet film, - Enjoyable
11 November 2012 | by joelw-526-20232See all my reviews

My review is motivated by what appears to be some negative over analysis of a delightful little film. As they say, "Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar."

I found this film very easy to follow. Intended or not, this film has a decided message. We are all people, human beings with prejudices, frailties, strengths, weaknesses, wisdom, or not. Through it all, Doolin shows us we all have the ability to understand, if we want to, and the ability to change. Change our thinking, our perceptions, and how we choose to handle life's little curves.

To accomplish this, Doolin uses stereotypes. Images and ideologies we have all seen, witnessed or felt. We have quite a few somewhat colorful and interesting, if not fun characters in this film, covering a good part of the questions and attitudes we usually see in society. The conservative religious elitist, liberals, gay and lesbian, all juxtaposed against a canvas of a wedding shower, which unexpectedly reveals greater issues beneath the surface.

Doolin handles such deftly,and considering the issues discussed, same sex marriage & gay relationships,some rather heavy issues, she gets her point across with humor and a lightness which makes it easy to appreciate.

Doolin makes no preachy commentary of the subject matter;l She exposes the issue of gay relationships, sex and loving a person of the same sex for what it is. All of us want to feel close to another, and want to be loved. How it manifests, and comes to be, is only as it is. (and) as it is, is really no big deal. All the fuss, a lot to do about nothing.

Trish Doolin is a very talented writer/directer/actor. if you are secure enough in your own self, and don't mind watching a comedy with gay subject matter, you may find this film quite enjoyable.

My parting advice to other critics, Don't over think it. It's really pretty simple.


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