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Mr. Roosevelt (2017)

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In her feature directorial debut, Noël Wells portrays Emily, a talented but hard-to-classify comedic performer who left behind her home and boyfriend to pursue career opportunities in L.A. When a loved one falls ill, Emily rushes back to Austin where she's forced to stay with her ex-boyfriend (Nick Thune) and his new-and-improved girlfriend (Britt Lower), a totally together woman with a five-year plan. Though Emily is the same, everything else is different: her house has been smartly redecorated, her rocker boyfriend is training to be a real estate agent, and her old haunts show serious signs of gentrification. Holed up in her own guest room, Emily--who has no idea what she'll be doing five days from now, let alone five years-- is forced to question everyone's values: are they sell-outs or have they just figured out what makes them happy? And is she following her dreams or is she just a self-absorbed loser?

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Noël Wells
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Wells is a talent as a storyteller and as a director with a nice visual touch, and as a screen presence. Emily is wonderful. We like spending time with them. (Noel and Emily, I mean.)

January 5, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

After brief stints on "SNL" and "Master of None," Noël Wells has found her true calling - as a filmmaker.

December 29, 2017 | Full Review…
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Mr. Roosevelt may be slight, but it's buoyed by Wells's self-deprecating humor.

November 28, 2017 | Full Review…

Ms. Wells is appealing onscreen and is a smart writer.

November 21, 2017 | Full Review…

The premise of Mr. Roosevelt is pretty slight, but it's filled with funny performances and biting snippets of social commentary.

November 17, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Wells doesn't just focus on her laugh-out-loud funny performance or insightful script: she displays a real eye for the cinematic with shot-on-film visuals that elevate her movie and lavish attention on its Texas setting.

November 16, 2017 | Full Review…

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