A chaotic comedy of embarrassments with a warm heart and a gender-neutral dog.
Cora is a struggling singer songwriter trying to make a go of it in LA. When she suspects that her long-distance open relationship girlfriend is seeing someone else, she ups sticks and returns to her Portland home to make reparations, creating chaos at every turn.
Featuring a wrecking ball of a performance from rising star Megan Stalter and a hilarious script from writer / director Hannah Pearl Utt, its great fun watching the delusional Cora blunder through this comedy of social embarrassments. Reminiscent of a young Melissa Mcarthy, her endearingly wonky songs also bring Pheobe from Friends to mind – you might expect a rendition of Smelly Cat to pop up at some point, but it turns out she is more of a dog person – gender neutral of course! The humour can be quite outlandish at times, but for all bluster that surrounds Cora, she also has a warmth and vulnerability that keeps us rooting for her.
“A clever and genuinely touching twist on the rom-com trope of a grand romantic gesture”
– The Hollywood Reporter
Fri 22nd Sept – 8.40pm
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Hannah Pearl Utt
Cast: Chelsea Peretti, Manny Jacinto, Thomas Mann