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Marina Antunes [Film Festival 09.01.10] movie trailer news drama

Writer/director Justin Lerner has made a couple of well received short films but Girlfriend, his first full length feature which is premiering at TIFF, suggests that we should have been paying attention a long before his feature film was due to premiere.

Also written by Lerner, it’s the story of Evan, a young man with Down Syndrome, who comes into some money and rather than doing something nice for himself and his mother (played by Amanda Plummer), he decides to pursue the girl of his dreams, the girl he’s loved since high school: Candy. She’s beautiful but troubled. A single parent with huge debts, Evan comes to the rescue with much needed money just as she’s being evicted from her home and the resulting relationship (one in which Candy feels she must repay Evan for his kindness), turns into a triangle when Candy’s ex-boyfriend enters the picture.

It all sounds like melodrama but that’s the beauty of this trailer. It manages to take what could be your average TV movie of the week and elevates it to something special. At least that’s the feeling I’m getting off of this trailer which is beautifully cut together to outline the basic plot without going into story details.

Trailer after the break.

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Aunda (11 years ago) Reply

J'espère vraiment que "Girlfriend" sortira en France, il a l'air sublime. :D

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