When you’re making a movie and the log line is simply that your film is about ‘the relationship between a confirmed bachelor and a young woman, after
their one-nighter leads to an unplanned pregnancy and a surprising love
affair,’ then you’re going to have to know you’re living in the shadow of Judd Apatow.
But in the case of this movie, Lovely Tonight, I bet the confirmed bachelor is less of a schlubby slacker and more of a charmingly quirky indie type. That’s because the film is being directed by Christine Jeffs, who directed Sunshine Cleaning. But it’s a Castle Rock movie, so don’t expect it to be Josh Leonard or some other mumblecore star. Think Joseph Gordon Levitt or somebody.
The script is written by J. Mills Goodloe, who just adapted the Grisham novel Playing for Pizza. I’m still trying to wrap my head around a legal thriller that’s about pizza.