Director: Michael Gallagher
Producers: Michael Gallagher, Jana Winternitz, Michael Wormser
Writers: Michael Gallagher, Steve Greene
Cast: Matthew Glave, Emily Bett Rickards, Jana Winternitz, Nikki Limo, Lily Holleman, Jessica Diggins, Aschleigh Jensen, Daisye Tutor, Pete Gardner, Reginald VelJohnson
After cheating on his wife with a woman half his age, a TV star named Walter tries to dump his millennial girlfriend until he discovers that she is pregnant with his child. In the midst of a mid-life crisis, Walter decides to reconnect with his daughter by inviting himself to stay with her while she vacations in Big Sur.
Simultaneously, a young woman is going through her own quarter-life crisis. After attending her estranged mother’s funeral, her beater car breaks down. And the only way for her to get to Big Sur is by catching a ride with Walter. Along the journey, the unlikely duo bond in ways that set off a chain of events sure to ruin the lives of everyone in their path.
Funny Story is a tragi-comedy you never saw coming. Filled with memorable characters and top-notch performances, the film teaches us about the destructive power of narcissism, the healing power of forgiveness and the willingness to do karaoke after drinking enough tequila.
2018, NR, USA, Comedy, English, 85 minutes