The Feels

Director: Jenée LaMarque
2017 | USA | 88m
GENRE: Asian/Pacific Islander | Comedy | Drama | Lesbian | Relationships | Sexuality
SECTION: US Feature
Expected Guests: Director, Jenée LaMarque & Producer, Steven Berger

Loveable brides-to-be Andi and Lu can’t wait to get away with their closest friends to a luxury home nestled in Northern California wine country for their co-bachelorette party. Quirky greetings among their assortment of pals, including Andi’s childhood best friend Josh, Lu’s awkwardly late sister Nikki, YouTube-famous singer Kárin, self-absorbed actress Vivien, and the hilariously affable chef Helen, relax into a warm and fuzzy evening fueled by cocktails and a few hits of ecstasy. The convivial vibe screeches to a halt when an inebriated Lu lets slip that she has never had an orgasm, much to Andi’s dismay. This admission sets the weekend off course into slippery waters, where long-held secrets emerge, confessions rise from hidden depths, and a gold-dusted joint or two helps to ease tension with the giddy possibility of summoning Beyoncé’s back-up dancers from unexpected bodily locales.

Written and directed by Jenée LeMarque (The Pretty One), this breezy exploration of the bonds and boundaries of friendship and love stars Fresh Off the Boat’s Constance Wu in a refreshingly fun and candid role. The film grooves to a spirited indie soundtrack, including wonderful originals from cast member Kárin Tatoyan, and features relatable, lived-in performances from a close ensemble whose familiar intimacy rings recognizably true. Light-hearted, sincere, and funny, this case of the feels will leave you grinning and giggling with appreciative good cheer.

— LEAH LOSCHIAVO

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  • Premiere Status: Bay Area