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FILM GUIDE ARCHIVE FEATURE NARRATIVE

NICE GUY JOHNNY

TFF 2010 Directed by Edward Burns
FILM GUIDE ARCHIVE NICE GUY JOHNNY [TFF 2010]

Sure, she can be a little overbearing sometimes, but Johnny Rizzo loves his fiancée Claire, and he made her a promise: By the time he's 25, he'll trade his current dream job as a sports talk radio host (even if it is the 2 a.m. slot) for something that'll pay bigger bucks. And Johnny's nothing if not a man of his word. Now he's flying to New York to interview for some snoozeville job that Claire's well-to-do dad set up. Enter Uncle Terry, a rascally womanizer bent on turning a day in the Hamptons into a final fling for his nephew. Nice guy Johnny's not interested, of course, but then he meets the lovely Brooke….

A master of the modern relationship dramedy, Edward Burns is once again in top form as a writer, director, and wise-crackin' actor. His swaggering bartender Terry is the perfect foil to baby-faced Matt Bush's (Adventureland) Johnny, and together they're great at trading Burns' characteristically sharp dialogue. More contrasts are mined with Anna Wood's image-conscious Claire and Kerry Bische's (Scrubs) Brooke, a blonde-haired and bright-eyed free spirit. Burns wraps a summery tone around Johnny's real crisis: follow through with your promises, or follow your heart?

Sure, she can be a little overbearing sometimes, but Johnny Rizzo loves his fiancée Claire, and he made her a promise: By the time he's 25, he'll trade his current dream job as a sports talk radio host (even if it is the 2 a.m. slot) for something that'll pay bigger bucks. And Johnny's nothing if not a man of his word. Now he's flying to New York to interview for some snoozeville job that Claire's well-to-do dad set up. Enter Uncle Terry, a rascally womanizer bent on turning a day in the Hamptons into a final fling for his nephew. Nice guy Johnny's not interested, of course, but then he meets the lovely Brooke….

A master of the modern relationship dramedy, Edward Burns is once again in top form as a writer, director, and wise-crackin' actor. His swaggering bartender Terry is the perfect foil to baby-faced Matt Bush's (Adventureland) Johnny, and together they're great at trading Burns' characteristically sharp dialogue. More contrasts are mined with Anna Wood's image-conscious Claire and Kerry Bische's (Scrubs) Brooke, a blonde-haired and bright-eyed free spirit. Burns wraps a summery tone around Johnny's real crisis: follow through with your promises, or follow your heart?

Film Information
Year: 2010
Length: 89 minutes
Language: English
Country: USA
Premiere: World
Cast & Credits
Primary Cast: Matt Bush, Kerry Bishe, Anna Wood, Edward Burns, Max Baker
Director: Edward Burns
Screenwriter: Edward Burns
Producer: Aaron Lubin
Editor: Janet Gaynor
Director of Photography: William Rexer II
Co-Producer: Mike Harrop
Co-Producer: Nicolas Newbold
Music: PT Walkley
Contacts

Press Contact
Rhett Usry
Phone: 212-981-5214
rhett_usry@dkcnews.com

Press Contact
Sean Cassidy
Phone: 212 981 5233
sean_cassidy@dkcnews.com

Director's Manager
Joanne Colonna
Phone: 310 275 6135

Press Contact
Susan Novak
dkc Public Relations & Integrated Marketing
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212-981-5243
susan_novak@dkcnews.com

Press Contact
Rhett Usry
Phone: 212-981-5214
rhett_usry@dkcnews.com

Press Contact
Sean Cassidy
Phone: 212 981 5233
sean_cassidy@dkcnews.com

Director's Manager
Joanne Colonna
Phone: 310 275 6135

Press Contact
Susan Novak
dkc Public Relations & Integrated Marketing
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212-981-5243
susan_novak@dkcnews.com

Special Note

About the Director(s)
Edward Burns won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and an Independent Spirit Award for his first feature, The Brothers McMullen, in 1995. He continues to write, direct, star in, and produce his films, including She's the One, Sidewalks of New York, and Purple Violets. Nice Guy Johnny is Burns' fifth film in the Tribeca Film Festival.

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