The Incredible Jessica James (2017)
August 23, 2017 6:39 AM - Subscribe

An aspiring playwright in New York strikes up a friendship with a guy while on the rebound from a break-up.
posted by ellieBOA (4 comments total)
I really enjoyed this. I think in part because of my nostalgia for being a theatre kid and the scenes where she does work with community theatre.
posted by chapps at 8:15 AM on August 23, 2017 [1 favorite]

I am also a theater geek who loved this! If anyone's wondering what program she modeled the class after, it's 52nd Street Project in Hell's Kitchen. Their shows are always so hilarious because you just can't top a kid's perception of the world when it comes to comedy.
posted by zerbinetta at 11:24 AM on August 23, 2017

I enjoyed this. It's a light little movie, but Jessica Williams is wonderful. While I didn't really 100% buy her relationship with Chris O'Dowd's character, I liked their friendly chemistry.

I imagine there's a draft of this movie where Williams' character was the graphic novelist she played in People Places Things, which is also an enjoyable, light movie by the same writer/director (and treads a lot of the same ground -- this dude needs to get over being divorced).
posted by darksong at 7:29 AM on August 24, 2017

This was very funny and just so refreshing. I liked O'Dowd's quip about paying the rent and Jessica's response and the dynamic of Jessica being the dumper instead of the dumpie. Lots of nicw touches big and small.
posted by jojo and the benjamins at 6:15 PM on August 24, 2017

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