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My Best Friend's Famous (2019)

After Sean Reilly, an earnest, self-deprecating, NY to LA transplant learns his slothful, less talented best friend gets a starring role on a hit TV show, he must battle his own ... See full summary »

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Kevin Ignatius

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Kevin Ignatius (co-writer), Nick Psinakis (co-writer)
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Credited cast:
Anne Akhila ... Annie
Alexandra Case ... Dana
Kevin Cotteleer Kevin Cotteleer ... Ned
Domenique Fragale ... Becky
Jessica Greer ... Herself
Darryl Gudmundson Darryl Gudmundson ... Freddy
Bobbie Lee Jr. ... Ahmir
Brady Matthews ... Bradley Mason Weatherman
Tom Michelsen ... Annie's Classmate
Lindsay Nyman ... Julie
Ryan O'Neal ... Himself
Arianna Papalexopoulos ... Ava
David Ross Paterson ... Arthur Meisler
Melody Peng ... Jane
Nick Psinakis ... Sean Reilly
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After Sean Reilly, an earnest, self-deprecating, NY to LA transplant learns his slothful, less talented best friend gets a starring role on a hit TV show, he must battle his own insecurities and jealousy as well as the egocentric, spray-tanned male star of the show that is threatening his childhood friendship.

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We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful
5 November 2019 | by TheAll-SeeingISee all my reviews

In the 1990's, singer/songwriter Morrissey ripped the mask off a stone cold truism with his song, "We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful." A quarter century later, the surprising and slightly wonderful "My Best Friend's Famous" converts similar observational sentiments into a highly engrossing comedic gem.

Sean Reilly (played by co-writer Nick Psinakis) is the quintessential working actor (see: more working than acting). Fresh off the boat to L.A. by way of New York, his is a de facto day job hustle, living the grind as he awaits a big break. It's an existence made more palatable by the safety-in-numbers axiom: His best friend Freddy (Darryl Gudmundson) is there by his side -- swimming in Sean's same hapless ocean until (you guessed it) Freddy's thrown the lifesaver of a recurring role on TV. Verily, Sean's fragile artist psyche forces him to take account of his own life as a self-assessed non-starter. And with that, we're officially out of the gates on "My Best Friend's Famous."

This film is a wonderful iteration of the bad luck, loser guy comedy -- a vehicle that seemingly never gets old if it's done right, and "My Best Friend's Famous" surely is that. Psinakis elevates the role of Sean through commendable self-deprecation as the storytelling arc plunges him into his own little abyss, only to then elevate in a way sure to resonate with those in pursuit of their own life's passions. "My Best Friend's Famous" displays a warming light-heartedness and presents an enduring hope that a grander scheme of things might one day surface for us all. Highly recommended. - (Was this review of use to you? If so, let me know by clicking "Helpful." Cheers!)


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