actresses, Lisa Orkin and Paula Killen, who co-penned the play from which Shira Piven co-wrote and directed the screenplay of FULLY LOADED, turning it into a properly cinema-tic experience, about which, if you didn't alrea-dy know of its theatrical background, I doubt you'd be at all aware.
Jeremy (who executive-produced the film), keeps it moving fast and maybe a little too furiously, as there are times we might like a breather. But better quick than dead, as can some-times happen to small films, the premise of which can easily deflate upon too close a look. The premise here has Paula and Lisa (the authors/actresses use their own names) as two single moms out for a night of fun and men. Or fun with men. Or fun at the expense of men. (Not to worry, most of the men on view seem neither noteworthy nor particularly heroic.)
Laura Ashley tale and an reminiscence about an aunt who was good at giving advice-for-life (below). All this may remind those of a certain age of the John Ford Noonan play (and its subsequent film) A Couple of White Chicks Sitting Around Talking. Here, they're sitting around driving (the movie is set in Los Angeles, so what did you expect?), chatting, reminiscing, making out with various men and (via surrogates) women -- and smoking, even though one of our two gals appears to have cancer (a subject that raises its head and is then summarily dropped).
Starz Digital Media, opens via VOD and Online this coming Tuesday, November 13. You can find it at the usual location, or click here to see exactly where it's available.