CHECK, PLEASE - RELEASED AUGUST 2013 - ENSEMBLE DRAMA/COMEDY
every week, at 7 pm on tuesday evening, four new york city couples, each in various stages of their relationships, get together for counseling. having no outside interactions with one another, this is the only place where they get to compare one another and their problems, analyzing whose relationship needs the most work. the newest couple in the group is the firecracker, lyla, an illustrator who specializes in children’s books, and her controlling boyfriend, jacob, who seems to switch jobs every other week. then there’s sofia, a burlesque dancer who constantly doubts if her architect fiance, jackson, is being faithful. of course, one can’t forget the newlyweds - stay at home wife evelyn and her engineer husband connor. and last, but most certainly not least, is serena - a pill-popping psychologist - and her soon to be alcoholic ex-husband, noah. one tuesday evening, following the announcement of serena & noah’s filing for divorce, lyla declares an idea: for one week, all of them exchange spouses with another couple.
check, please follows the four couples for one week as they search for the answer to one question: if you trade your spouse, do you trade your problems? it’s an indie ensemble piece in the spirit of previous films like new york, i love you and paris, je t’aime. it made its rounds amongst top independent film festivals like sundance and cannes and has received a large amount of critical acclaim as well as praise from audiences.
- lyla - played by vivianne de force
- jacob - played by open
- sofia - played by edie fellows
- jackson - played by open
- evelyn - played by open
- connor - played by open
- serena - played by poppy winslow
- noah - played by open