One Too Many Mornings – Review

Posted January 24, 2010 in
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One Too Many Mornings

Sundance Film Festival

Director: Michael Mohan

First impressions can instantly make or break a relationship. Meet Fischer (Stephen Hale), an alcoholic handyman who lives rent-free inside a church. The first time we’re introduced to Fischer, he’s violently vomiting into a toilet and retrieving regurgitated medication from the soiled water to swallow yet again. Obviously, this is going to be a unique relationship. When Fischer’s best friend from high school, Peter (Anthony Deptula), arrives at his doorstep heartbroken as a result of his girlfriend’s (Tina Kapousis) infidelity, the immature mess attempts to help the only way he knows how, by drinking and getting his friend laid. The screenplay’s dialogue, written by Hale, Kapousis, and director Michael Mohan, is droll and dramatic with hysterical scenes depicting Fischer’s failed attempts at flirting with the opposite sex—It’s like an impending car wreck. The two leads play off each other like a bickering old married couple, but it’s the arrival of Kapousis that brings a breath of fresh air into the male-saturated environment with her endearing personality and cutesiness. One Too Many Mornings is a well-crafted dramedy that spotlights those awkward years of life between youthfulness and responsibility.

–Jimmy Martin

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 Screening Times:

January 22, 2010 – 6:00pm – Yarrow Hotel Theatre

January 24, 2010 – 1:30pm – Broadway Centre Cinemas IV

January 26, 2010 – 12:00pm – Egyptian Theatre

January 27, 2010 – 3:00pm – Screening Room, Sundance Resort

January 28, 2010 – 4:30pm – Holiday Village Cinema I

January 30, 2010 – 9:00am – Yarrow Hotel Theatre