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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 ... 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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Storyline

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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How far would you go for true love? 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:

$11,566, 15 January 2006

Gross USA:

$16,377

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,377
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

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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An average comedy
20 July 2018 | by wheelz-lvSee all my reviews

Nothing really spectacular and memorable about this comedy. The number of different characters that get thrown at the viewer once the movie starts is remarkable. Too bad that during the movie the character numbers just keep piling up and it gets quite confusing who's who and what the relationship dynamics of each character are. Some of the characters don't really get explored at all so, I guess, they are in the movie for comedic purposes, but they don't play that role very well, which in turn spoils the movie somehow. There are some okay jokes here and there, but most of them feel plain.

The same can be said about the acting - decent performances are mixed with poor ones and the result is nothing special.


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