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April's Shower (2003)

April's Shower is a comedy about love, romance and expectation. The story follows unpredictable twists and turns until it climaxes with a madcap finale. The hilarity belies the poignancy of... See full summary »

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April
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Rocco
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August
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Kelly
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Sophie
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Devin
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Roxy (as Giselle D'Cole)
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Vicki
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Jake (as Joe Tabbanella)
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Rita
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Franny
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Mary Beth (as Victoria Reiniger)
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Fergus (as Euan MacDonald)
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April's Shower is a comedy about love, romance and expectation. The story follows unpredictable twists and turns until it climaxes with a madcap finale. The hilarity belies the poignancy of truth and love and the laughter is punctuated with honesty, tenderness and pain. At the beginning, the cast assembles for a seemingly traditional wedding shower. The action is captured inside an eclectic, three-story craftsman - itself serving as a central character to the story. As the script progresses, layers are slowly pulled away revealing secret relationships and subversive undercurrents - the wedding shower quickly becomes a free for all. Just when we think we have a grasp on each character's inner-motives, more characters get sucked into the fray altering everyone's dynamic and the course of April's "perfect" shower. We open on the main character Alex, a chef, put out by her effort for the shower and struggling with her desire to make things "picture-perfect." She is really hiding her true ... Written by Christopher Racster

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Only a best friend could throw a shower like this. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for language, sexual content and some drug use | See all certifications »
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$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,237 (USA) (13 January 2006)

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$16,255 (USA) (24 March 2006)
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Alex: Why are you attracted to women?
Fergus: Because they're beautiful creatures!
Alex: Why do you think I am attracted to them?
Fergus: Because you're a lesbian!
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Not as bad as you might think at first
19 December 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie tells an amusing if somewhat muddled story, and the acting really is pretty bad -- compared to the usual slick Hollywood stuff. But let's face it, lesbian-oriented films seem to range from low-mediocre to atrocious, so put in the context of the existing art, April's Shower starts to seem a lot better than low-end.

I don't think there was a single polished actor in the bunch. They all over-dramatized or used fakey facial expressions or just plain got things wrong at times.

There were so many relationship twists and flip-flop couplings/decouplings of lesbians and heteros and bisexuals alike that I found myself a bit confused at the end, but I did have fun watching all the mating dances unfold. Be prepared for some plot turns that seem precipitous; either the author left out bits of bridging text here and there or too many scenes ended up on the cutting room floor.

If you want to watch this one, try a little experiment: Pretend you are at an amateur production of a play, perhaps put on by your local junior college. It does make the performances feel a lot more plausible.


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