When Milly, a wealthy widow who admits to 75, brings home a much younger man who claims to be in love with her, what have you got? Trouble.
The Segals first realize what they’re in for when forced to gather for a week. Supposedly together for the patriarch’s unveiling (a Jewish ritual on the one year anniversary of a death) and a “Segal Thanksgiving,” things heat up quickly. Milly’s romance is revealed, a wedding date is announced, and a pre-nup week from Hell begins.
Their inheritance in limbo, and only four days until the wedding, the family panics. They hire a detective to “save” Milly from herself – though, with all the hilarious sex she’s enjoying, Milly hardly thinks she needs to be saved.
Her daughter, Rachel, who has enough trouble running her own life, leads the charge. With Sam Bennett, a Jewish African American detective by her side, she endures fumbled stake outs, frustrating false leads, and frequent panic attacks. While going through all this to uncover her mother’s lover, she finds herself. But not before it all blows up when the family ultimately confronts Milly in a roller coaster intervention.
The Company was recently formed for the purpose of developing, producing and distributing a feature length film to be entitled “We Got Trouble” (The Film).
The producers intend to shoot the film and seek distribution immediately upon the completion of post production.
At that time, the producers will begin to shop the project with various distributors by sending out screeners, submitting the film to festivals, taking it to markets such as the American Film Market, and pursuing negotiations with such distributors as Lion’s Gate, Global Digital Releasing, Dimension, Polychrome, Image, Anchor Bay, Drafthouse and other boutique distributors who seek high quality, low budget films.
While the only guarantee in film is risk, WE GOT TROUBLE has several mitigating factors in its favor.
The Film offers diversification, with multi-generational, multi-ethnic characters who represent a broad audience demographic.
Milly Segal and her family are written to be both innately funny, well-rounded characters. Rich in history, and wrought with family conflict, they bring an intriguing, fundamental humanity that’s easily relatable.
Finally, amid endless media portrayals of chaos and violence, “We Got Trouble” offers a poignant comedy/drama.
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