Literally, Right Before Aaron

Spotlight Narrative

World Premiere

USA | 97 MINUTES | English | (No Subtitles) subtitles


Drama, Comedy, First Time Filmmaker
Still reeling from his break-up with college sweetheart Allison (Cobie Smulders), Adam (Justin Long) is devastated when she announces her plan to marry to a man she’s only known for a year. What’s worse is that Adam is invited to the wedding. When he returns home for the festivities, which for him include a nightmarish rehearsal dinner and a bizarre wedding date (with a scene-stealing Kristen Schaal), Adam is forced to grapple with his unresolved feelings, ghosts from his past, and an uncertain future.

Adapted from his short film of the same name, TFF alum Ryan Eggold (Lucky Them, The Blacklist) makes his feature-length directorial debut with this surprising romantic comedy. Aided by stellar performances from Long and Smulders, Eggold seamlessly incorporates the fanciful with the real, effectively evoking both the absurdity and the pain of Adam’s situation. With memorable supporting turns from John Cho, Luis Guzman, Peter Gallagher and Lea Thompson, this film will speak to those among us who have had their hearts broken by the ones they know they’ll love forever.

—Karen Kammerle


Directed by Ryan Eggold

Ryan Eggold was born in Long Beach, CA, but currently lives in Brooklyn NY. Eggold is an actor who currently stars in Blacklist: Redemption for NBC. His credits in indie films include Lucky Them, opposite Toni Collete, and Lovesong opposite Jena Malone. He has also performed in plays, most notably in All My Sons opposite Alec Baldwin.
Ryan Eggold
Ryan Eggold
Seamus Tierney
Ryan Eggold
Ryan Eggold
Cassandra Kulukundis, Ryan Eggold, Alexandra Rizk Keane, Nancy Leopardi, Ross Kohn
Marcus Cole
Associate Producer
Sean Rappleyea
Justin Long, Cobie Smulders, Ryan Hansen, John Cho, Luis Guzmán, Dana Delany, Lea Thompson, Peter Gallagher, and Kristen Schaal


Press Contact
Scott Feinstein
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The Gersh Agency
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Print Source
Cassandra Kulukundis
Unison Films
New York, NY 10013
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US Sales Contact
Jay Cohen
The Gersh Agency
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone: 310 205 5815