Frankie and Johnny Are Married

Release date:May 28, 2004
(limited)

Studio:IFC Films

Director:Michael Pressman

MPAA Rating:R (for language including sexual references, and brief drug use)

Screenwriter:

Starring:Michael Pressman, Lisa Press, Jillian Armenante, Alan Rosenberg, Stephen Tobolowsky, Morgan Nagler

Genre:Comedy, Romance

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Plot Summary:

A romantic comedy about Michael Pressman, a successful television director/producer and Lisa Chess, a talented struggling actress, who are married and decide to mount a production of "Frankie and Johnnie in the Clair de Lune" in equity-waiver in Los Angeles with the hopes of bringing some life and joy back into their marriage. They bring in Alan Rosenberg to play Johnny and Lisa plays Frankie and Michael directs. What starts off as a simple idea to revitalize the marriage turns into an utter nightmare. Alan becomes insanely difficult and the marriage becomes even more strained as the rehearsal process becomes tense and explosive. It reaches a point where after a devastatingly disastrous preview, Michael shuts the play down and loses his whole investment, and possibly his marriage. His only choice is to take over the role of Johnny himself and fire Alan Rosenberg. Now the stakes are truly high as to whether or not this couple can pull it off.

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