Newlyweds | Chicago Reader


Rated NR 95 minutes 2011

Writer/director Edward Burns (Sidewalks of New York, The Brothers McMullen), who shot this sly comedy on his home turf in TriBeCa, stars as a personal trainer who's newly married to doe-eyed Caitlin Fitzgerald, a restaurant manager whose night shift limits their time together. Their serenity is rocked by a surprise visit from his impulsive, alcoholic half-sister (Kerry Bishe), and the marital problems of Fitzgerald's shrewish older sister (Marsha Dietlein Bennett). Burns's faux-documentary style allows space for some wickedly revealing confessions, while jump cuts accentuate his characters' rapid-fire showdowns. An ode to New Yorkers, the movie's clearly in the vein of vintage Woody Allen, but with an Irish Catholic spin. With Max Baker and Dara Coleman.

Film Credits

Director: Edward Burns

Producer: Edward Burns, Aaron Lubin, William Rexer and Mike Harrop

Cast: Edward Burns, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Kerry Bishé, Max Baker, Marsha Bennett, Dara Coleman, Johnny Solo and Daniella Pineda

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