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Wild Canaries (2014)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 25 February 2015 (USA)
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A Brooklyn couple suspects foul play when their rent controlled neighbor suddenly drops dead.
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Sophia Takal ... Barri
Lawrence Michael Levine ... Noah
Alia Shawkat ... Jean
Annie Parisse ... Eleanor
Jason Ritter ... Damien
Kevin Corrigan ... Anthony
Marylouise Burke ... Sylvia
Lindsay Burdge ... Annabell
Eleonore Hendricks ... Molly
Jennifer Kim ... Lori
Kent Osborne ... Calvin
Donnetta Lavinia Grays ... Claire
Mason Matthias Mason Matthias ... Wren
Maebel Mills Maebel Mills ... Wren
Khan Baykal ... Sharif
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In Brooklyn, engaged Noah and Barri have hit a rough spot in their relationship. Their issues stem from what may be an impending mid-life crisis for thirty-six year old Noah, and financial issues partly from Barri's unemployment, which has led to them taking in a roommate, Jean, Barri's restaurant managing lesbian friend. These issues are only exacerbated by Barri and Jean contemplating going into a Barri-initiated joint venture to renovate then open and manage a resort if they can find the necessary property upstate, this proposition despite they having no money and as of yet no investors. Noah believes Jean only agreed to the proposition because she is in love with Barri herself. Although Barri states she is all right with it, another issue may be Noah working for his ex-girlfriend Eleanor in her small home-based media firm. Although Eleanor is also primarily a lesbian, she and Noah only broke up because of wanting different things in life. Noah and Barri largely get along with the ... Written by Huggo

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25 February 2015 (USA) See more »

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Highly entertaining ROMP of a film
23 February 2015 | by sharonleah28See all my reviews

Bravo to Lawrence Michael Levine for writing an engaging story which epitomizes ENTERTAINMENT. This film struck just the right balance of a thriller murder mystery with a lighthearted rom com. Not too scary and not overly heavy. The perfect amount of exciting intrigue, and depth of interpersonal relationships. Fun, fun, fun! I gasped! I laughed! All of the characters were interesting and appropriately well developed. Brilliantly cast! Levine and real life wife, Sophia Takal, are adorably relatable as the on-screen engaged couple, Noah and Barri. Jason Ritter fans, like myself, are in for a real treat. Jason has a substantial role as Damien, the Landlord, and reveals a dimension that is more Bad Boy and rough & tough, than the characters he typically plays. As a New Yorker, I also enjoyed the cool and hip Brooklyn setting. Gorgeous, charming apartments! Wild Canaries is a don't miss, must see romp!


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