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Mr. Roosevelt

A struggling comedian returns to Austin, Texas, to see her ailing cat and face her messy past -- while staying with her ex and his new girlfriend.

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Wells is more than just a great storyteller. She also has a fantastic cinematic eye, choosing to shoot on good old 35 mm. The warmth of celluloid is no less than a beautiful city like Austin deserves.

When a loved one falls ill, Emily rushes back to Austin where she's forced to stay with her ex-boyfriend (Nick Thune) and his new-and-improved girlfriend (Britt Lower), an organized and fastidious woman with a five-year plan. Though Emily is the same, everything else is different: her house has been redecorated, her rocker boyfriend is training to be a real estate agent, and her old haunts show signs of gentrification. Holed up in her own guest room, Emily -- who has no idea what she'll be doing five days from now, let alone five years -- is forced to question everyone's values: are they sell-outs or have they just figured out what makes them happy? And is she following her dreams or is she just a self-absorbed loser?

Director
Noël Wells
Cast
Noël WellsNick ThuneBritt LowerDaniella PinedaAndre HylandDoug BensonArmen Weitzman
Genres
Comedy
Country
USA
Available
Dec 26 2017

Wells is more than just a great storyteller. She also has a fantastic cinematic eye, choosing to shoot on good old 35 mm. The warmth of celluloid is no less than a beautiful city like Austin deserves.