Breckenridge Film Fest: Comedy ‘BFFs’ explores two women’s friendship
Note: This is the first in a series of short reviews of films showing at the Breckenridge Film Festival.
How close are you with your BFF (best friend forever)? Best friends Kat and Samantha explore the meaning of friendship, love and loyalty in this “dramedy,” when Kat is given an all-expenses-paid trip to a couple’s retreat to figure out why she can’t keep a man.
The BFFs use the retreat as a ruse for a weekend getaway by posing as a lesbian couple. Over the first couple of sessions, things begin to go awry as the ladies must explore their feelings. Tensions mount and emotions surface as the physical proximity of the counseling leads to their first kiss.
Producers, co-writers and lead actresses Tara Karsian and Andrea Grano have constructed a film that explores what friendship means and how a romantic relationship may bloom from it. Between the wry screenplay, the chemistry between Karsian and Grano and the superb supporting cast, “BFFs” is sweet and subtle, fresh and fun, a new take on the tired genre of romantic comedy. Shown with short comedies “Help Point,” “Practice Makes Perfect” and “One-Minute Time Machine,” this block of films starting at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at the Breckenridge Film Festival will leave you smiling.
The Breckenridge Film Festival will bring more than 50 independent films, their filmmakers and festival-goers to Breckenridge from Thursday, Sept. 18, through Sunday, Sept. 21, featuring chances to meet filmmakers, panel discussions, plenty of parties and mingling and the Adventure Reel for young and young-at-heart audiences. Learn more about this and other films online at http://www.breckfilmfest.com.
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