Had a chance to chat with Director Salome Breziner who is in town for her new comedy HELICOPTER MOM. Give a listen.
HELICOPTER MOM Friday, April 24 7:30pm at the USA FILM FESTIVAL
Single mom Maggie (Nia Vardalos, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”) suspects her 17-year-old son Lloyd (Jason Dolley) might be gay: He’s the smart, sensitive type, and hasn’t had a relationship despite being pursued by stunning cheerleader Carrie (Skyler Samuels). Maggie isn’t bothered by the possibility, in fact she goes so far as to set her son up on dates and apply for a scholarship for gay students in his name. The thing is, Lloyd has no idea where he falls on the broad spectrum of human sexuality, and tries to find himself while navigating the pressures of his final year of high school, reconnecting with his father (Mark Boone Junior, “Sons of Anarchy”), and suffering through the machinations of his well-meaning but over-bearing mother. A touching comedy written by Duke Tran and directed by Salomé Breziner, with a great cast that also includes Kate Flannery (“The Office”) and Dallas native, singer/songwriter Lisa Loeb who contributes several songs to the film. 84 mins.