Director: Paul Leaf Writer: Jerome Courshon Starring: Jerome Courshon “Winner of 6 International Film Festival Awards” is not a term you’ll see very often on this website. “Winner of 2 Little Rock, Arkansas Film Festival Awards” may even be stretching it. But God, Sex, and Apple Pie is one of those few exceptions. After a […]

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God, Sex, and Apple Pie

God, Sex, and Apple Pie

Director: Paul Leaf
Writer: Jerome Courshon
Starring: Jerome Courshon

“Winner of 6 International Film Festival Awards” is not a term you’ll see very often on this website. “Winner of 2 Little Rock, Arkansas Film Festival Awards” may even be stretching it. But God, Sex, and Apple Pie is one of those few exceptions. After a disastrous production that laid witness to a rotating cast, behind the scenes personnel, and even a change in director, the $100,000, 35mm (as opposed to shot-on-video) feature was shown no love from potential distributors. While not politically correct to call 9-11 a convenient event, the self-releasing of the film in a few NY theatres a week after the events couldn’t have come at a better time. It instantly earned praise from the arthouse critics, and while they’re the same people who jumped on the Gosford Park bandwagon, we share the same opinion here. God,. Sex, & Apple Pie is an innovative ensemble comedy that, through its poignant dialogue and star-making performances, revels in the truth about life that it seeks to reveal.

Since high school, its been a tradition for five male friends and their significant others to rendezvous at a resort town for a holiday weekend each year. This year, everyone seems to have their problems. Alex, a newscaster who is having an affair with an anchorwoman, along with his wife Maggie, are worried about the collapse of their relationship. Alex’s very own employer is on the verge of causing big problems for fellow camper Tim, an investment broker. In a moment of weakness, Tim participated in insider trading, and he and his wife, Bobbie, must face the possibilities. There’s the reckless two, an artist with issues hanging on from his relationship named Trent, and his girlfriend Debbie. Drew, a musician angry about his lack of success, and his girlfriend Tina. Finally, there’s the character that certainly saves the movie from oblivion. A disgruntled, recovering alcoholic, faltering comedian, and postman named Ron who has been without a girlfriend for quite a long time. Throw all these characters together, and give them some compromising situations and witty dialogue, and you wind up with a pretty fun film.

While it doesn’t live up to the films that God, Sex, and Applie Pie’s plot is lifted from, Secaucus 7 and Big Chill, it’s still a film worth your attention. The film is heavy with dialogue, all coming from different sides. Some of it seems very Seinfeld-like, and other times, it sucks you in with confrontational dialogue that is excellent. The final scene that brings Ron further into the story, along with the nice aftermath of it all, leaves you with a euphoric feeling.

DVD: The film’s extras are appreciated, but they’re very muddled. Outside of your standard material, outtakes, deleted scenes, interviews, a behind-the-scenes feature, and a trailer are included. The outtakes and deleted scenes, for whatever reason, are combined together. The deleted scenes are nothing special, and neither are the outtakes, so them being combined together just didn’t work for me. The interviews feature one with writer, producer, and star Jerome Courshon, and another with production designer Colleen Devine. Nice fluff pieces, though Courshon seems very dedicated to the film. The behind-the-scenes takes a very interesting look at the “Drinking Pictionary” scene. Overall, an average DVD, though I’m surprised the film even contained all the above.

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