Chicago Comedy Film Festival: For the Love of George

For the Love of George

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.

Danielle Solzman

Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.

One thought on “Chicago Comedy Film Festival: For the Love of George

  1. I saw the movie and loved it. The story of this woman’s Journey to find George Clooney and what she believes will complete her and ends up finding herself is a true to life story that resonates with all of us. I thought Nadia Jordan’s performance was brilliant and All the cast was great. Well done for a funny film.

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