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April's Shower (2004)

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A woman negotiates the tricky etiquette of celebrating the wedding of her former girlfriend in this independent comedy. April (Maria Cina) and Alex (Trish Doolan) are close friends who have something of a past together -- both are lesbians, and they were lovers for several years. Alex is still attracted to April, but April has moved on -- so much so that April one day announces that she's going to marry Pauly (Randall Batinkoff), a pleasant but dull man who was introduced to April by her mother (Molly Cheek). Understandably, Alex is a bit taken aback when April asks her to be her maid of honor, but for the sake of their friendship she accepts. However, things get a bit frazzled when Alex has to put together a bridal shower for the woman she still loves. April's Shower was the first feature film from writer and director Trish Doolan, who also plays Alex.

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Cast

Zack Ward
as August
Arly Jover
as Sophie
Delaina Mitchell
as Spring Dawn
Deliana Mitchell
as Spring Dawn
Precious Chong
as Cake Girl
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Critic Reviews for April's Shower

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (10)

The film has a pleasant spirit and lively dialogue, and what's more, seems to be coming from a specific cultural and geographical location.

Full Review… | January 13, 2006
San Francisco Chronicle
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It wrings almost no laughs or tears from this seemingly idiot-proof premise, taking 45 yawn-filled minutes to introduce its collection of severely stereotyped characters, whose conflicts then play out in excruciatingly predictable fashion.

January 13, 2006
New York Post
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If there is a single phrase that should strike fear in the hearts of innocent moviegoers, it is 'writer-director- producer-star.'

Full Review… | January 13, 2006
New York Daily News
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A lighthearted comedy about the outing of a bride-to-be and her five-year relationship with her maid of honor.

Full Review… | January 12, 2006
New York Times
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Suffers from a malady common to tiny indies of the let's-put-on-a-show variety -- it strains for irrepressibly nutty, but lands squarely in annoying.

Full Review… | January 12, 2006
Los Angeles Times
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How do you stop it, a movie that labors as stridently for sitcom feel-goodness?

January 12, 2006
Newsday
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Audience Reviews for April's Shower

I was very open to enjoy this movie and did at the beginning. It was pleasant and entertaining if you could ignore the 'dop-tee-do' music. It had an interesting premise and I went with it for awhile until it got sillier and sillier and went on and on. Toward the end, what the characters were doing and how they were reacting was so improbable. [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img]

Cindy King
Cindy King
½

Way too talky for it's own good and very claustrophobic. The acting is okay, but not very natural . The script is trite and not very believably done. Fair.

James Higgins
James Higgins
½

OK, hear me out. Mediocre acting and shoddy filmmaking didn't ruin this for me. I saw it shortly after Intentions, which made it look Oscarworthy lol. I thought the story and the dialogue were great, but I would have chosen more capable and more attractive leads.... sorry if that sounds shallow, but come on.... then, enter HONEY LABRADOR!!!! ahhhhh *swoons*.... and how great is it that she looks like that AND can act!? Loved it:) Anyway, despite its shortcomings, I do think this is a worthy flick. The supporting cast of characters is absolutely hilarious... they feel like your own crazy friends and family:)

Lisa Kretschman
Lisa Kretschman

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