NEWLYWEDS

Showtimes

Fri, Jan 13th at 6:00pm
Fri, Jan 13th at 8:15pm
Sat, Jan 14th at 3:15pm
Sat, Jan 14th at 5:15pm
Sat, Jan 14th at 8:00pm
Sun, Jan 15th at 3:00pm
Sun, Jan 15th at 5:00pm
Mon, Jan 16th at 6:00pm
Mon, Jan 16th at 8:00pm
Tue, Jan 17th at 6:00pm
Tue, Jan 17th at 8:00pm
Wed, Jan 18th at 6:00pm
Wed, Jan 18th at 8:00pm
Thu, Jan 19th at 6:00pm
Thu, Jan 19th at 8:00pm
Average: 4.6 (5 votes)

Chicago premiere!
Edward Burns in person!

  1. NEWLYWEDS
  1. 2011, Edward Burns, USA, 95 min.
  2. With Edward Burns, Kerry Bishé

“Well-acted by a committed cast…Bishé is a talent to watch.”
—Eric Kohn, indieWIRE.com

“Relatives and exes threaten to derail marital bliss…[a] comic love letter.”
—Ronnie Scheib, Variety

Ever since THE BROTHERS MCMULLEN became a runaway indie hit back in 1995, director Burns has had the inside track on what makes urban romance tick (or not) when family dominates the picture. In this au courant tale set in lower Manhattan, smug personal trainer Buzzy (Burns) and new wife Katie (Caitlin FitzGerald) find their self-proclaimed perfect union threatened by fallout from the demise of her obnoxious sister’s marriage--and by the unexpected arrival of his runaway half-sister Linda (Bishé), a ditzy blonde seductress. The film’s trendy trappings and playful way with narrative contribute to a wry look at the pitfalls of modern marriage. HDCAM video. (BS)

Director/star Edward Burns will be present for audience discussion at the following shows:

Friday at 6:00 pm & 8:15 pm
Saturday at 5:15 pm & 8:00 pm

The 6:00 show on Friday will be moderated by Steve Prokopy (aka "Capone"), Chicago editor for Ain't It Cool News.

The 8:00 show on Saturday will be moderated by Adam Kempenaar, co-host of the podcast Filmspotting.

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Comments

A very enjoyable and noteworthy film experience. Burns and cast deliver a great narrative with rich dialogue with a perfect balance of funny mixed into the real-life drama of newlyweds struggling to make it all work in the complex world of famlilal relationships. I often see adult relationship films as timeless. This film is one of those and adds to the building catalog of timeless gems from a talented filmmaker.