MR. ROOSEVELT Review from IndieWire: Noël Wells Loses Her Cat and Finds Herself in a Spirited Directorial Debut
"The 21st century is going to be full of coming-of-age films about 30-year-olds, but nobody will complain if they're all this good."
Read the full review HERE.
In her feature directorial debut, Noël Wells portrays Emily, a talented but hard-to- classify comedic performer who left behind her home and boyfriend to pursue career opportunities in L.A. When a loved one falls ill, Emily rushes back to Austin where she’s forced to stay with her ex-boyfriend (Nick Thune) and his new-and- improved girlfriend (Britt Lower), a totally together woman with a five-year plan. Though Emily is the same, everything else is different: her house has been smartly redecorated, her rocker boyfriend is training to be a real estate agent, and her old haunts show serious signs of gentrification.
Holed up in her own guest room, Emily-- who has no idea what she'll be doing five days from now, let alone five years-- is forced to question everyone's values: are they sell-outs or have they just figured out what makes them happy? And is she following her dreams or is she just a self-absorbed loser?