Returning to their hometown can be a challenging experience for many adults, as they’re reminded that they’re no longer living in the glory days of their school days. That’s certainly the case for actor Wally Marzano-Lesnevich’s protagonist in the upcoming comedy-drama, ‘Almost Paris.’ In honor of the film being released on VOD next Tuesday, January 9, by Freestyle Digital Media, Shockya’s premiering an exclusive clip, which is titled ‘This isn’t High School.’
The clip reunites Marzano-Lesnevich’s character, Max, with one of his former classmates, Ellie, who’s played by Abigail Hawk. When Max returns to his hometown, he passes by the toy store where Ellie works. While there, he tries to convince her that they should go out on a date together. But she resists her peer’s advances, and reminds him that “this isn’t high school.”
In addition to Hawk and Marzano-Lesnevich, who also wrote the script, the movie also stars Susan Varon, Adam LeFevre, Adrian Martinez and Michael Sorvino. ‘Almost Paris,’ which premiered at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, marks the directorial debut of Domenica Cameron-Scorsese (who’s the daughter of Martin Scorsese and award winning writer, Julia Cameron).
Freestyle Digital Media has released the following synopsis for ‘Almost Paris’:
In the wake of the mortgage-lending crisis, Max (Marzano-Lesnevich), a former banker, returns to his hometown. Faced with those he left behind and the impact of his actions, our hero learns to show up and give back to those he loves in ways that are priceless.