I absolutely love romantic comedies, so joining The MOMS for an early morning screening of the just released indie All Relative from director J.C. Khoury was exciting. Plus add in a Q&A with the movie’s beautiful star Connie Neilsen, icing!
All Relative lived up to what I expected. Was it funny? Yes! Did it deal with the subject matter at hand? Most of the time, yes! Was I surprised that a comedy about a guy dating a mom and her daughter would draw lots of laughs from the mostly female audience in the screening room. YES, I was.
Neilsen , the Danish beauty was flawless as she walked in from the NY November cold dressed in her red and black Lumber Jack coat over black leather trousers and sweater . Headed to take her seat to chat with the MOMS about her role of the unhappy wife and mother who has a fling with her daughter (Sara Paxton’s) boyfriend (Jonathan Sadowski), Neilsen says when taking on new roles they must have some type of real life truth to them. “In this role I saw a woman that was hurt and as an actor I am always looking for truth. If the scene isn’t true I don’t know how to act it.”
For director Khoury who also wrote the screen play casting Neilsen was a no brainer . “I was looking for a three-dimensional Mrs Robinson, ” he says. When Khoury asked who that might be, he answered his own question, “I said, it’s Connie Neilsen!”
Neilsen went back to her roots and becoming one with her funny side. “I started out in comedy and then took dramatic roles,” she says of her comedic timing. ” I did five years of comedy before I did anything else. Comedy was completely natural for me,”she adds.
Rating: On a scale of a star between 1-5 . It gets 3 stars for being funny .
Subject matter : guy dates a mom and daughter/an unhappy wife has an affair
Standout words: cheater, sex, divorce, love, tears,divorce, compromise, forgiveness, love, honesty, fragility, loneliness,