What are two words every single adult dreads? Wedding Season.

No matter how happy you are for the lovers tying the knot, wedding season is expensive, time consuming, and ultimately annoying for those of us stuck at the awkward unattached table every time.

What makes it bearable? A partner in crime.

In Plus One, Ben (Jack Quaid) and Alice (Maya Erskine) team up to take on a matrimonial marathon summer, leaving the audience in stitches with every passing toast.

I tend to roll my eyes at the predictable plots of most rom-coms, but Plus One was the out-of-the-box alternative I’d been waiting for. The plight of love hungry millennials trapped in idyllic expectations of relationships thanks to the “always greener” trap was captured and blown wide open in an incredibly relatable way.

Written and directed by Jeff Chan and Andrew Rhymer, Plus One has already won the coveted Audience Award at the Tribeca Film Festival, with the help of Louisville’s own Stu Pollard and his company Lunacy Productions.

Stu has been producing films since the late 90s and founded Lunacy in 2015 to break out of the traditional indie film model and expand his collaboration and storytelling potential. His team carefully weighs each project brought to them, or that they consider developing directly, but there is always an element of risk. Such was the case with Plus One, but he stuck with it through delays and that commitment to the impact potential of the storyline is paying off.

Ben and Alice’s dynamic is raw, as is her vocabulary. With every lovable f-bomb I related to her more, and riding the coaster of their evolving relationship with each stop on the nuptial trail was an experience I look forward to reliving every time I need to laugh til I cry at the realities of single life after college.

Amidst the spectacle of adult dating is also an enticing thread of hope, that I want to stay with me long after wedding season ends each year.

Ben (Jack Quaid) and Alice (Maya Erskine) in Plus One

Plus One is definitely the next movie you need to snuggle in one night and enjoy, solo or otherwise. It’s available for rent or purchase on Amazon as well as iTunes. Stu may spend a ton of time in the City of Angels, but we recommend skipping a few lattes to own a film that supports a Louisville native still investing in our community through the film industry as well as service with organizations like the Louisville Film Society.

Yes Louisville wishes Stu, Lunacy Productions, and the entire Plus One team great success as this film continues to build momentum. Thank you for an unforgettably funny night at the movies!

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