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Buzzy (Edward Burns, Purple Violets, The Brothers McMullen) and Katie (Caitlin Fitzgerald, It s Complicated) are a newly married couple living a seemingly conflict-free life. But when Buzzy s damaged and impulsive half-sister Linda (Kerry Bishe, Nice Guy Johnny) arrives at their doorstep expecting to stay for an indefinite period in their Tribeca loft, her antics threaten to disrupt the couple s commitment to an easy marriage. Meanwhile, with Katie s sister Marsha (Marsha Dietlein Bennett, Little Children) projecting suspicions of her own husband s infidelity onto Buzzy, will the couple s formerly trusting and insulated life be able to withstand the dysfunctions of their respective siblings?
- Interview with Edward Burns on the Inspiration for Newlyweds, presented by American Express
- Interview with Edward Burns on His Filmmaking Process and Relationship with Tribeca
- Deleted Scenes
An exceptional film...sharp, intimate, and realistic...adult dramedy done right. --Film School Rejects
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It is a very subtle and tricky film narrative style where sometimes you need to obviously be showing the characters interviewed by an assumed documentary film maker and other times Burns needs to tell an intimate story and and wants us to assume the doc crew has left but we're still seeing what is happening. It's an almost impossible task but Burns pulls it off because the characters and writing are good as Woody did with Husbands and Wives. I'm sure the goal was to have the older sister come off as a shrew - Total Success Ed. What a nightmare she was. She didn't have the subtle complexity of Judy Davis in Husbands and Wives but she was hell enough. There wasn't a Sydney Pollack parallel. No one could have touched his performance in Husbands and Wives. One of the funniest performances ever on film in my opinion.
Ed Burns' own acting grounds the whole film. In this film he gets to the bottom of what guys most value in a relationship. Sex and no drama.
What hasn't been mentioned is Ed Burns made this film for under 10K. Amazing. I've sat through painful studio, "hollywood" garbage that didn't come close to this film in terms of script and acting. Tower Heist, for example, was an epically terrible movie. Ugh.
As a huge Ed Burns film fan I can't recommend this film highly enough. I'd rather watch this again than see Sherlock etc. The fact it takes place in the greatest city on earth doesn't hurt and New York looks great in the snowfall.
The entire movie has many Tribeca popular sights. Walker's Bar is featured in it...yet another place John and Carolyn enjoyed.
If you want to watch a good movie and get a look at where JFK, Jr. lived, rent it, buy it and enjoy it.
I really won't detail the plot points of "Newlyweds" except to say that Burns and Caitlin Fitzgerald play a married couple who believe they are in a progressive relationship. Their lives, however, are complicated by a myriad of supporting players that showcase different sides to the battle of the sexes. Fitzgerald's judgmental sister and her husband are at the end of their tether. Burns' carefree and irresponsible sister shows up unannounced. Fitzgerald's ex-husband is a frequent nuisance.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very good ending. I love the story. The husband is very good person - he helped his sister and he is very understanding towards the wife even the wife seemed to be so neurotic. Read morePublished 18 months ago by tpalma
Wow. Felt like it lasted for 6 hours. Pointles.. And now I really hate Ed Burns voice. So it was all about relationships and setting boundaries, responsibility, etc... Read morePublished 23 months ago by EmMeowCat
Love this movie-especially since Ed Burns is in it. Big fan of his. Plus the woman who was in movie was in one of my
favorite movies "It's Complicated" with Meryl... Read more
Great film by actor/director/writer Ed Burns! A must see!Published on August 6, 2014 by Sandra Palma
Not your typical movie about the challenges of marriage. Feels more like you're a voyeur into their personal lives and finding yourself wanting to give advice to the characters.Published on June 9, 2014 by ART
Same "documentary" style as Burns' excellent Sidewalks of New York, very entertaining film about Manhattan-ites! Read morePublished on March 11, 2014 by Britt
I really like Edward Burns and he's why I purchased the movie. The movie is o.k. but for some reason Burns feels I'm too stupid to understand what's going on in a movie so after... Read morePublished on February 25, 2014 by Magnum