For the Love of George reminds us that we should never give up on happiness.
Directed by Maria Burton, the female-empowered comedy stars Nadia Jordan, Rex Lee, Kristen Johnston, Shaun Sipos, Petra Bryant, Ruth Connell, Marina Sirtis, Henry Hereford, with Rosanna Arquette, and Tate Donovan.
Poppy Wakefield (Jordan) is obsessed with George Clooney and after catching her husband Stephen (Hereford) in the act of cheating, Poppy sets off for Los Angeles to meet the love of her life. She tells herself that she’s “going to find George and everything will fall into place.”
This film features a scene that couldn’t be more timely given everything that’s currently going on in the industry right now with a chance meeting at a bar between Poppy and Alvin (Donovan).
It’s not until the third act when Stephen flies out to LA with hope of winning Poppy back and doesn’t even fight for her! He flies all this way and doesn’t even make an attempt to fight?!? It takes one scene to learn more about Stephen than when he cheated on Poppy.
It’s a smartly-written screenplay by Jordan and Hayley Nolan–one that saw some rewrites when Clooney’s engagement shocked the world. There’s only a few scenes that would fall into the cliche category but they don’t hurt the film and make it more enjoyable as such. There’s some great interaction between Poppy, Texan friend Marcy (Adrienne Whitney), and Justin’s Russian maid, Irina (Bryant).
A selection of the Chicago Comedy Film Festival, Vision Films will release For the Love of George on February 13, 2018.