SUCH GOOD PEOPLE
Richard (Michael Urie) and Alex (Randy Harrison) are a young newlywed couple, looking for somewhere to live, but in California the housing market is not for all budgets. They meet and make friends with a wealthy couple of philanthropists, and while they are looking after their new friends’ house, they discover a hidden room containing a million dollars. When the elderly couple die, they decide to recover the money, but they are not the only ones: Alex’s sister Paige (Carrie Witta), and her husband (James Urbaniak) also have the same idea. A crazy war breaks out between the couples as they play at cat and mouse, the aim being that of coming into possession of the money but also the house itself, including dogs, statues from Bhutan, detectives, lawyers and a range of strange characters.
Such Good People is a wild comedy which makes fun of family greed, rivalry, envy and jealousy, playing with a deliberately unlikely plot.
“The ‘gay’ angle of the film is absolutely an accessory to the plot, and frankly I believe that this is the future of gay cinema, where gay characters are not just defined by their sexuality” director Stewart Wade affirms. His words are echoed by the screenwriter, Michael Barrett: “Richard and Alex are just a couple who want what we all want: a family and a fabulous house in the hills. And they are just as intelligent or less intelligent as the others in the film.”
The film was made possible by crowd funding on kickstarter.com, which collected funds from many people, raising the budget necessary in just two weeks.
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