I wish I could say I’m lying, but if you throw in two or more alumni from any of Whedon’s anythings, it’s a safe bet that I’m going to watch it. That’s really all a movie or project needs to get me on board. Look at this cast! It’s a Whedonverse fan’s wet dream: Fran Kranz (Dollhouse, Cabin in the Woods), Dichen Lachman (Dollhouse), Enver Gjokaj (Dollhouse), Miracle Laurie (Also Dollhouse), Felicia Day (Buffy, The Guild, Geek & Sundry YouTube channel), Maurissa Tancharoen (writer for Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, Dollhouse, Executive Producer for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.).
So really, there’s no chance in hell I’m not watching this, right? Even if it is a Rom-Com. I’M SOLD!
In the film, Astor’s (Fran Kranz) happy tenacity spoils his one chance at love with his lifelong crush Mila (Beau Garrett). Convinced he needs more experience with women to win her back, he engages her ex-best friend Cali (Dichen Lachman) to teach him how to woo women. Together they dissect his failings, and Astor makes his awkward pick-up attempts. As Astor begins to juggle multiple opportunities, he discovers the source of the rift between Cali and Mila, and the trio are forced to confront their conceptions about love.
On paper, it doesn’t sound too original, but fans of any of these actors know how special this is going to be. Fran Kranz is always charming, but what really excites me is the reunion of Lachman and Gjokaj, two former “Dolls” and really the major wowing points of the Dollhouse series. I always thought these two were entirely underrated and can’t wait to see their faces on screen again.
Enjoy this trailer if you haven’t seen it already and enjoy enjoying things.
Lust for Love opens February 7th. In select theaters. Somewhere.