Keep the Change
CAST: Brandon Polansky, Samantha Elisofon, Jessica Walter DIRECTOR: Rachel Israel TUESDAY FILM SERIES
When aspiring filmmaker David is mandated by a judge to attend a social program at the Jewish Community Center, he is sure of one thing: he doesn't belong there. But when he's assigned to visit the Brooklyn Bridge with the vivacious Sarah, sparks fly and his convictions are tested. Their budding relationship must weather Sarah's romantic past, David's judgmental mother, and their own pre-conceptions of what love is supposed to look like. Under the guise of an off-kilter New York romantic comedy, Keep the Change does something quite radical in offering a refreshingly honest portrait of a community seldom depicted on the big screen. Rarely has a romcom felt so deep and poignant. Thoroughly charming and quite funny, the film's warmth and candor brings growth and transformation to the characters, and ultimately, to us.
This gently humorous, fiercely honest indie film is a step forward in the quest for a move inclusive Hollywood, which seems to one of the themes of the cultural moment.Kerry Lengel, Arizona Republic
The most original romcom in years...infuses this traditional format with more empathy and sweet sincerity than is usually found in this genre...for a special date movie.Nora Lee Mandel, Film-Forward.com