Dodgy Dish — Excerpt
“It’s a wonderful movie!”– Brian Morton, ROGUE CINEMA
“The dialogue is extremely well-written and the wordplay can be quite fun!”– Mark Bell, FILM THREAT
Roland’s girl problems are all in his head. Which is another problem.
It’s the eve of the Las Vegas wedding of his close friend Judy Claymore (Jennifer Siebel Newsom) and Roland Hayes (William Mendieta) juggles a host of conflicting emotions while pacing in his hotel room. He is amazed by the arrival of the bride-to-be herself, but much unfinished business remains between them.
Their joyful reunion is interrupted by a gruff Delivery Man (Tom Schanley) bearing Roland’s order of Chinese food and a truckload of wry observations on women, relationships, and why a Sinatra ballad is ideal for disrupting a wedding ceremony.
Over the course of the weekend Roland is visited — “confronted” is probably a better word — by women from his past (Genevieve Zweig and Amanda Noret Reed) in a series of surreal and hilarious vignettes. He grapples with his reluctance to move beyond them and his fears about the future.
Can Roland let go of his worn-out dreams and make room for new love?
Star Jennifer Siebel Newsom is the wife of California Governor Gavin Newsom.