movie news: Standby release date confirmed!1 Comment
New Irish romantic comedy Standby – which has already confirmed its world premiere at the Cork Film Festival in November – will be released country-wide in cinemas on November 14th.
I can’t say I’ve necessarily been crying out for one but seems that for once, we’re in for a genuinely sweet Irish romantic comedy. Believe it or not this is rarer than you’d think. We do a lot of drama here in Ireland, and other countries like to set their romantic comedies here, but we don’t have a lot of home grown stuff. Comedies sure, but not romantic comedies.
Starring Brian Gleeson and Jessica Paré, Standby is the story of Alan. Alan’s been down on his luck recently. He’s been stood up at the altar, fired from his job and he’s now found himself working with his mother as a part-time tourist advisor at Dublin Airport. It’s working there that he bumps into his first ever love, a American with whom he shared a summer romance 8 years ago…
… If only he’d kept in touch with her…
… I’m sure you can gather where this is going.
I know it perhaps may sound a little hokey, but take a look at the trailer. If nothing else, this looks like it has a chance of being genuinely charming.
Let me know what you think.