It’s that one big break. That’s all we ask. A single fair chance to prove ourselves. But what happens when it’s your best friend who gets the big break and not you. That’s the question posed in Nick Psinakis and Kevin Ignatious’ comedy, My Best Friend’s Famous.
Every day, buses from all over the world ascend upon Hollywood, dropping off hopeful dreamers in the pursuit of that one big break. Sean Reilly (Nick Psinakis) is one of those dreamers. He has everything a starving actor could want, a bunch of auditions to attend, an acting coach, a job as a server for a catering company, a cheap apartment and horny roommate, a narcissistic girlfriend, and a childhood best friend, who in no way will ever land a juicy role before him…until he does. Sean’s good luck quickly turns bad, when best friend Freddy (Darryl Gudmundson) books a series regular role on a popular television show.
“…a childhood best friend, who in no way will ever land a juicy role before him. Until the does.“
From the instant, he hears the news; Sean quickly loses everything in his life, even his best friend. While Freddy’s career takes off like a rocket, Sean’s life appears to be locked in reverse. Sean tries to ride Freddy’s coattails for a while, showing up on set and meeting Ryan O’Neal, or clubbing with Freddy’s castmates including show star Bradley Mason Weatherman (Brady Matthews). But Sean begins to feel more and more out of place with the B-Lister crowd. Sean’s attitude and lack of self-confidence also seem to bring a dark cloud of bad luck. Is Sean pursuing the right dream?
My Best Friend’s Famous is a bad luck comedy about the plight of actors in Hollywood. Its weakness is the story hovers at a medium altitude and desperately needs some life injected into it to send it into the stratosphere.