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FILM GUIDE ARCHIVE FEATURE NARRATIVE

NEWLYWEDS

TFF 2011
FILM GUIDE ARCHIVE NEWLYWEDS [TFF 2011]
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When you get married, you're not just getting a husband or wife—you get the family, the friends, even the exes. Buzzy and Katie are newlyweds. Katie's meddlesome sister Marsha has been married to Buzzy's friend Max for 18 years. As Marsha and Max's marriage is crumbling under the weight of life together as empty-nesters, Buzzy and Katie's honeymoon period is upended when Buzzy's wild-child baby sister shows up at the couple's TriBeCa apartment with more than a little baggage.

With crackling humor and sharp insights into modern relationships, writer/director/actor Edward Burns tracks the tangled threads of these New Yorkers over three days. Aiming to root out the reality and bypassing the Hollywood sentimentality of love and marriage, he takes a documentary approach that is no less visually striking for its on-the-fly style. Shot entirely in TriBeCa, it's a quintessential New York film from a quintessential New York director. Burns has a singular way of getting past the veil of anonymity that comes with living in this city to really strike the core of his characters, played with candor and confidence by a top-notch ensemble that includes himself, Caitlin FitzGerald, Max Baker, Marsha Dietlein Bennett, and Kerry Bishé.

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When you get married, you're not just getting a husband or wife—you get the family, the friends, even the exes. Buzzy and Katie are newlyweds. Katie's meddlesome sister Marsha has been married to Buzzy's friend Max for 18 years. As Marsha and Max's marriage is crumbling under the weight of life together as empty-nesters, Buzzy and Katie's honeymoon period is upended when Buzzy's wild-child baby sister shows up at the couple's TriBeCa apartment with more than a little baggage.

With crackling humor and sharp insights into modern relationships, writer/director/actor Edward Burns tracks the tangled threads of these New Yorkers over three days. Aiming to root out the reality and bypassing the Hollywood sentimentality of love and marriage, he takes a documentary approach that is no less visually striking for its on-the-fly style. Shot entirely in TriBeCa, it's a quintessential New York film from a quintessential New York director. Burns has a singular way of getting past the veil of anonymity that comes with living in this city to really strike the core of his characters, played with candor and confidence by a top-notch ensemble that includes himself, Caitlin FitzGerald, Max Baker, Marsha Dietlein Bennett, and Kerry Bishé.

Film Information
Year: 2011
Length: 93 minutes
Language: English
Country: USA
Cast & Credits
Primary Cast: Edward Burns, Caitlin FitzGerald, Kerry Bishé, Marsha Dietlein Bennett, Max Baker
Director: Edward Burns
Screenwriter: Edward Burns
Producer: Aaron Lubin, Edward Burns, William Rexer II
Editor: Janet Gaynor
Composer: PT Walkley
Casting: Maribeth Fox
Contacts

Publicist
Wallis Post
Dan Klores Communication
Phone: 212-981-5147
wallis_post@dkcnews.com

Main Contact
Aaron Lubin
Wild Ocean Films
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Phone: 310 721 1755
aaronlubin@mac.com

Publicist
Wallis Post
Dan Klores Communication
Phone: 212-981-5147
wallis_post@dkcnews.com

Main Contact
Aaron Lubin
Wild Ocean Films
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Phone: 310 721 1755
aaronlubin@mac.com

About the Director(s)
EDWARD BURNS won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and an Independent Spirit Award for his first feature, The Brothers McMullen, in 1995. He continues to write, direct, star in, and produce his films, including She's the One, Sidewalks of New York, Purple Violets, and Nice Guy Johnny. Newlyweds is Burns' sixth film in the Tribeca Film Festival.

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