Best friends Nick (Alex Karpovsky, Girls) and Darryl (co-writer Tarik Lowe) are a New York film editing duo, hired to salvage a botched comedy from a manic director (Kevin Corrigan, Pineapple Express) gone AWOL. But what starts as a simple job quickly sends their relationships with their significant others and each other reeling. Amidst trouble with his fiancée (Sophia Takal, V/H/S), Nick finds himself falling for the film s flirtatious ingénue (Arielle Kebbel, 90210); Darryl, meanwhile, struggles to focus on his editing work in between fights with his tempestuous girlfriend (Melonie Diaz, Be Kind Rewind). With real humor and heart, SUPPORTING CHARACTERS offers a sharp, knowing take on life and love in the big city.
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A behind-the-scenes relationship film with refreshingly little interest in mythologizing or caricaturing the film biz its protagonists inhabit…earns a steady stream of laughs while taking its questions about grown-up romance seriously. --The Hollywood Reporter
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It charmed the pants right off me…genuinely written with feeling, humor and friendship that feels true and complicated. --Filmmaker Magazine
Part bromance, part ode to '70s comedies like Modern Romance… its honest and smart look at relationships and friendship inside the bubble of NYC would work as a perfect double feature with Lena Dunham's Tiny Furniture. --Fandango