Five Weddings and a Felony is a nonfiction, mumblecore romantic comedy. Over-educated, underemployed twenty-something Josh Freed took his little Flip camera to the front line of modern courtship — his bedroom — bumbling and mumbling as he attempts to get laid and grow up. The film is an anthropological journey inside the courtship rituals of many twenty-somethings today, and a meditation on one of the world’s great questions: why are women – God’s most lovely, loving, wonderful creations – so attracted to lumbering, self-defeating brutes? Five Weddings and a Felony will appeal to any woman who’s ever loved a confused man-child, and any man who’s ever been terrified by the idea of marriage. And that’s pretty much everyone.
Synopsis by Thom Powers:
Director Josh Freed turns a Flip camera on his own relationships for a contemporary and comic look at the travails of romance. As a boy, Josh’s philosophical nature led to an obsession with the film “My Dinner with Andre.” Now as a twentysomething, he attracts bright and accomplished women, but his self-questioning interferes with his personal commitments. Peeling away neurosis and narcissism, the film is a compelling portrait of modern love.
Diana Holtzberg, Films Transit International, Inc