Later Days Movie
Later Days is an american Comedy film Directed by Brad Riddell and Sanford Sternshein. A dissatisfied stay-at-home dad, nostalgic for his glory days, throws an 80s-themed surprise party for his overworked corporate wife, inviting all of his high school Facebook buddies.
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Later Days Release Date
On Friday, October 29, 2021, the film Later Days was released (Limited release).
Later Days Cast
- David Walton
- Majandra Delfino
- Lisa Zane
Later Days Plot & Review
When we say a feature film reminds us of a sitcom, it’s not always a compliment and is often a slight, but it’s a compliment in the case of the breezy, humorous, witty, and well-acted “Later Days.” Sure, I’d watch a weekly half-hour show about these fairly ordinary, nice, and sympathetic folks who have reached the age when they should have things worked out in terms of family, love, profession, and friendships — but they’re still working on it and probably always will be.
Brad Riddell and Sandy Sternshein directed, wrote, and produced “Later Days,” which was shot entirely in and around Chicago and features a number of talented young actors leading the core ensemble cast, as well as the always welcome presence of Second City veteran and long-time Chicago-area resident Tim Kazurinsky and Chicago native Lisa Zane in minor but hilarious supporting roles.
Mike and Pam are played by David Walton (“About a Boy,” “New Girl”) and Majandra Delfino (“Roswell”), who have a pleasant but slightly snarky chemistry and have long since reached the point where they’re completely themselves in each other’s presence, for better or worse. (It’s getting better.) Pam is an overworked and underpaid transactional attorney who has been tethered to her phone and working 24/7 on a big deal that could result in a major step toward financial security for the family. Mike is a one-time pro pitching prospect who blew his arm out and is considering applying for the head baseball coaching job at the local high school, while Mike is a one-time pro pitching prospect who blew his arm out and is considering applying for the head baseball coaching job at the local high school
Pam’s birthday wish is for a nice dinner at a real restaurant, followed by some “sexy time” with her husband before she gets some much-needed sleep — but Mike, in classic sitcom-hubby mode, completely misreads the situation and goes on Facebook, inviting basically everyone from their high school days (including current friends and people they haven’t seen in 20 years) to join them for a surprise 1980s prom-themed birthday party.
Add in the sounds of Missing Persons’ “Destination Unknown,” Wang Chung’s “Dance Hall Days,” Tears for Fears’ “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” and Culture Club’s “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?” and you have a superb soundtrack for a low-budget picture. The song is used to great effect as we are thrust into the classic It All Happens In One Crazy Night tribute to the romantic comedies of the 1980s — but the protagonists are generally about 40 and still find themselves into mischief regarding long-ago passions;
mistaken reasons and intents; a onetime tormented geek’s living-well-is-the-best-revenge story; absurd bodily modifications, and even the toilet papering of a house that was once the victim of serial TP’ers
We encounter a number of colorful and silly but mostly endearing people throughout the night, portrayed by Chicago theater artists David Pasquesi, Audrey Francis, Robyn Coffin, Geno Walker, and Cassidy Slaughter-Mason, among others, with crisp comedic timing. Mostly, though, this is about Mike and Pam, who have been together for years and will undoubtedly stay together and lean on each other forever as the strains of “Just Can’t Get Enough” play on their lives’ soundtrack.
“Later Days” is currently available to view on realeyz, Dekkoo, or Tubi TV for free with advertising.