This time, I sat down with Jeff Chan and Andrew Rhymer, the writers and directors of Plus One – an adorable romantic comedy starring Maya Erskine from the TV show Pen15 and Jack Quaid (son of Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid) from The Hunger Games.
The movie is about two friends, Ben (Quaid) and Alice (Erskine), who team up as each other’s “plus one” to survive a summer of seemingly never-ending weddings. But as Ben and Alice watch their best friends get married, their individual loneliness only amplifies. After a night of drinking and splashing around in a hotel swimming pool, the chemistry between Ben and Alice heats up. But with a dozen more weddings to go, will the reluctant Ben ever see Alice as “the one?”
Having won the Audience Award at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, this indie rom-com is authentic and heartfelt while exploring the world of canned wedding experiences. As real-life fears of abandonment lurk in the shadows, it seems these two friends may have an emotional depth worth building on if they’re each willing to take the risk.
Plus One opened in select theaters on June 14.
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Shanee Edwards graduated from UCLA Film School with an MFA in Screenwriting and is currently the film critic for SheKnows.com. She recently won the Next MacGyver television writing competition to create a TV show about a female engineer. Her pilot, Ada and the Machine, is currently in development with America Ferrera’s Take Fountain Productions. You can follow her on Twitter: @ShaneeEdwards