REVIEW: MY LAST FIVE GIRLFRIENDS
OVERVIEW: After his latest failed relationship, Duncan has hit emotional rock bottom. He just can’t understand what, or who, has caused all of his relationships to fail. Was it something he did … or didn’t do? In his final attempt to determine where it all went wrong, Duncan takes a fantasy ride through his last five girlfriends. Guided by his memories, our 30-something protagonist makes his way through Duncan World, a surreal amusement park where each ride represents a failed liaison – and they become increasingly scary. He’s pretended not to care about exes who haven’t quite disappeared, given disastrous fashion advice, elaborately faked a “chance” encounter, and even been the first in the couple to utter those three special words. Nothing seems to work out right, but that’s all about to change.
My Last Five Girlfriends is one of a selection of Tribeca Film titles being distributed by New Video in 2010 and 2011. Tribeca Film is a distribution platform acquiring and releasing films year-round and is supported by Founding Partner American Express. The films range from award-winning dramas and revealing documentaries to uproarious comedies and stunning animated features, many of which premiered at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival prior to theatrical runs in New York and Los Angeles. The films from the Tribeca Film slate were also available on video on demand in 40 million U.S. homes simultaneously with their Festival screenings through relationships with leading telecom, cable and satellite providers.
SYNOPSIS: Based on Alain De Botton’s international bestseller On Love, this clever and innovative romantic comedy directed by Julian Kemp is an anything-but-ordinary story about love and our addiction to it.
Brendan Patricks stars as Duncan, a man whose roller-coaster journey in and out of love has taken him to an emotional rock bottom. He just can’t understand what, or who, has caused all of is relationships to fail. He’s pretended not to care about ex-boyfriends that haven’t quite disappeared, disastrously attempted to give fashion advice, and even been the first to utter those three special words – but nothing seems to work out. In a last-ditch effort to figure out where it all went wrong, Duncan takes a ride through the memories of his last five relationships. Each of his ex-girlfriends, quirky and idiosyncratic in their own charming ways, leave Duncan even more perplexed about love than the last. With a cast including Cecile Cassel, Naomie Harris (Pirates of the Caribbean, 28 Days Later), and Jane March (Clash of the Titans), Duncan discovers with delicious wit and charm just how modern urban relationships go wrong.
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