Film festivals can be both places of discovery and catch up. VIFF runs so late in the year that it’s usually the place where local film lovers catch up on the best of the fests from the year but once in a while you get a premiere or the discovery of a little film that blows your socks off. Enter At Home, By Myself… with You (review).
Kris Booth’s full length debut stars Kristin Booth as Romy, an endlessly humorous and infectious character who also happens to be a complete shut in who hasn’t left her home in six years. Enter Aaron Abrams as Guy, the boy who shows up one day, living across the hall and the catalyst that eventually breaks Romy from her four walled existence.
At Home, By Myself… with You is charming, fun and the kind of romantic comedy I love to cheer for: one with tons of heart that doesn’t feel like it came out of the pre-manufactured box. Not too surprising, the shiny trailer displays some of the fun quirk I loved so much.
At Home, By Myself… with You opens in Toronto on Friday, March 5th (details here).
Trailer under the seats!