Sunday, June 5, 2016

Love, Ludlow 2005

     This film is based on a play titled Finger Painting in a Murphy Bed.  Myra Smuldanski lives in New York and she works as a temporary employee at an office.  She works hard, gets a lot done and she doesn’t take any smart talk from any of the men who work there.  Reginald Baron is an account executive at the office and he asks her out on a date.  There is one big complication in Myra’s life.  Her brother lives with her and he is an adult but he is mentally challenged.  She has been taking care of him and working full time since their mother died.  Myra doesn’t date anyone and no one has been to her home.  Ludlow tries to break up any relationship she might have because he can’t share her with anyone.  Myra is torn between looking after her brother and wanting someone else in her life.
     Reggie likes Myra and her caustic attitude, he’s shy and not used to asking women for dates.  He goes back and forth between being upset with Ludlow, upset at Myra and OK about everything.  The characters draw you into the story and you really want good things to happen to all of them except for office creep Storkelson!! 3* (This movie is OK)

86 min, Comedy directed by Adrienne Weiss with Alicia Goranson, David Eigenberg, Brendan Sexton III, Jay Patterson, Andrea Maulella.

Note:  Imdb 6.8 out of 10, 60% critic 78% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Amazon 4.4* out of 5* with 17 reviews.
Special Note:  Screenwriter David Paterson built the set for Myra’s apartment in the basement of a church in Long Island, New York.

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