Mike Roma had great success with his web series, Danny The Manny. Now he’s segued into the movies with Dating My Mother, which he both writes and directs. The semi-autobiographical movie follows Danny (Patrick Reilly), who’s finished studying film at college in LA and is now back in small-town New Jersey while he works out what to do next. [Read more…]
Director Mike Roma recently charmed an awful lot of people with his web series, Danny The Manny. Now he’s about to start shooting his first movie, and he’s pulled together a great cast for the gay-themed project, called (slightly disturbingly) Dating My Mom.
Law & Order: Criminal Intent’s Kathryn Erbe and newcomer Patrick Reilly will take the central roles, with Kathy Najimy, Paul Iacono and James Le Gros also onboard to star. The movie explores the intimate and sometimes tumultuous relationship between a single mother (Erbe) and her gay son (Reilly). Together they navigate the world of online dating as they search for their versions of ‘Mr. Right.’ Le Gros will be as Erbe’s love interest, Najimy plays her neighbor, which Iacono plays Reilly’s potential boyfriend.
The movie is due to start shooting next week in New Jersey. It’s not known yet when we might get to see it.
Barbra Streisand hasn’t taken a lead role in a movie since The Mirror Has Two Faces in 1996, so there was a fair amount of anticipation for The Guilt Trip. Unfortunately though, she should probably have spent a bit more time picking through scripts, as this certainly isn’t a triumphant return.
Seth Rogen plays Andy Brewster, an inventor who’s come up with a revolutionary cleaning product. He’s on a trip around the country trying to sell it to retailers, but nobody seems that interested, largely because his pitch is dreadful. He stops off to see his mom, Joyce (Streisand), and after she tells him a story about her first love, he decides to invite her along on the trip with the idea of secretly reuniting her with that old boyfriend. [Read more…]