Release date:September 18, 2013
Studio:Phase 4 Films
Starring:Amari Cheatom, Trae Harris, Tone Tank
The story of a hip young couple trying to keep their lives and relationship together while sharing a voracious appetite for cannabis, "Newlyweeds" feels like no other stoner comedy. Set in Bed-Stuy, the film follows Lyle (Amari Cheatom) as he spends days reclaiming property for Manny's Rent-to-Own, and nights with Nina (Trae Harris), a tour guide for the Brooklyn Children's Museum. Their grass habit stokes an hallucinatory safe zone for them to dream of grander lives, but also provokes a series of wacky mishaps and questionable choices. Neither an endorsement nor a condemnation of marijuana, "Newlyweeds" plays like a Spike Lee and "Louie" mashup – a subtle, nuanced and often endearingly funny depiction of struggling urban coupledom.