Jennifer (Laura Prepon) just left her job. Her boyfriend Paul (Bryan Greenberg) has been cheating. Her cynical sister Penny (Dreama Walker) has an inappropriate announcement. Stan's in love with Jennifer; Kenny's in love with Penny; friends Amanda and Kim can't be trusted. Dueling bands in the back yard and a manic depressive party photographer who may have forgotten to take his meds - Jennifer is turning 30 - So let's party!
Starring: Laura Prepon, Bryan Greenberg, Dreama Walker, Matt Bush, Tate Ellington, Amber Stevens, Catherine Reitman, Jillian Clare.
Written by: Jim Beggarly
Produced by: Emily Ting
Executive Producer: Mynette Louie
GenArt Film Festival - CLOSING NIGHT SELECTION
Austin Film Festival
Bend Film Festival
Tallgrass Film Festival - WINNER - STUBBORNLY INDEPENDENT AWARD
VIMEO FILMMAKER GRANT
Fort Lauderdale Film Festival
Daytona Film Festival - WINNER - BEST COMEDY
Cinequest Film Festival
Cinemonde Screening Series
"A delightful, sometimes profane, often painfully honest ensemble comedy. Think Empire Records, but with less 90's jeans and a smaller set. The comparison rings true not just in the fact that both films have great ensembles of young, talented future-stars, but that both films feature a soundtrack that rocks...Clever and fun." - Neil Miller, FILM SCHOOL REJECTS
" 3 1/2 STARS. Quality dramedy with an outstanding ensemble cast. An entertaining dialogue-fest...with a cast that brings their best to every scene. The movement of all the characters, and the narrative, in and out flows so smoothly in the edit that it feels like a far more dynamic setting than it might initially seem on paper or in premise." - Mark Bell, FILM THREAT
"THE KITCHEN follows in the grand tradition of ensemble comedies. The beauty of the film's cinematography and its script is that absolutely none of it tries too hard. There are no grand moments of sweeping soundtracks, over-emotional close-ups and teary confessions; there are just simple, raw moments, some of them obviously significant, some of them smaller and quieter in their impact. Like any real house party, there are moments of joy, of inebriated insanity, and of connections between people. Filming THE KITCHEN may have been a challenge for the director and his cast, but it's certainly no challenge to watch."
- Joanna Chlebus, FILMORIA
"Consistently engaging...funny." - Christopher Bourne, TWITCH
"I really can't recommend this film enough...Kudos to 'The Kitchen' for packing so much hilarity into one room and one evening, without the side effects of claustrophobia or triteness."
- MOVIE BOOZER