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The Love Guide (2011)

Sunny Side Up (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy | 19 June 2012 (USA)
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A comedy about a woman who saves her chicken farm and her family by agreeing to be the subject of a "reality show" with a celebrity Hollywood weight loss expert. Both women change and discover the true meaning of success.
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Credited cast:
Parker Posey ... Angelica Lovecraft
Kathryn Erbe ... Cora
Jay Harrington ... Al
Andria Blackman ... Mary
Christy Scott Cashman ... Millie Bartlett
Patty Ross ... Gladys
Michael Panes ... Ira
Stephanie Atkinson ... Bar Patron
George J. Vezina ... Hotel Guest
Dechen Thurman Dechen Thurman ... Leaf
Kate Jurdi ... Yoga Student
Nicole Signore ... Yoga Student
Naheem Garcia Naheem Garcia ... Frank
Beth Campbell ... Yoga Student
Tony Viveiros Tony Viveiros ... Mitch
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A chicken farmer from middle America wins a vacation for having the "Best Chicken". When Millie arrives at the new-age retreat, she meets lifestyle guru Angelica Lovecraft and her reality TV show producers. Before she knows it, she has accepted their lucrative offer and they arrive at her farm for a week of reality TV programming. While Millie is awfully excited about the show, her husband is much less enthusiastic, the producers are getting antsy and Angelica is getting dramatic. They're going to turn Millie's life, and her chicken farm, upside down. Written by napierslogs

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USA

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English

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19 June 2012 (USA) See more »

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Sunny Side Up See more »

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Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Saint Aire Production See more »
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Christopher Guest could've made this a hit
22 February 2013 | by rooprectSee all my reviews

Being a fan of Parker Posey from the hilarious Christopher Guest reality films "Waiting for Guffman", "Best in Show" and "A Mighty Wind", I figured I'd like this film. It had a similar Guestian approach, taking the guise of a documentary that satirizes some exceptionally kooky characters (Posey's taking the kooky cake), but somehow it was a letdown.

Being something of a hippie myself, I love seeing spoofs of hippie characters, like Michael Shannon in "Grand Theft Parsons", or half the cast of Peter Sellers' "The Party". Here, Posey did a good job, but I feel like she didn't have enough good biting lines, and instead she had to rely on general goofy expressions, big arm movements and slapstick for the role. Only 1 or 2 funny lines stick out (like when she takes the camera crew to the dock to meet Millie's husband and says, "now we're going to visit Millie's husband who is working. He's a lobster MURDERER.") I got a laugh out of that delivery. But other than that, I felt like I was constantly waiting for Parker to deliver a good zinger that never came.

The other characters were far too straight-laced to be of much interest, and the story itself was rather uneventful. Oddly enough, the main thing I got out of this movie was not entertainment, but rather the social message that warehoused chickens are abused & tortured, and we should each do our best to support free-range chicken farms, or not buy eggs at all. That itself is a worthy accomplishment of this film, but I just wish there was more entertainment value.

If you want a full dose of Parker Posey's comedic talents, check out the Christopher Guest films I listed above. "The Love Guide" is an OK film to watch on a lazy afternoon, but it didn't really tickle me the way I hoped it would.


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