International Falls (2019)
Dee is a middle-aged wife and mom stuck in a boring job and a broken marriage in International Falls, Minnesota. A comedy nerd with a secret dream of getting on stage, her only escape comes in the form of no-name touring comics performing in the hotel where she works. This weekend brings Tim, a burned-out headliner who is all too aware of his status as a low-level nobody. When Dee invites herself to Tim’s room her walls begin to crumble as she’s forced to face the realities of a life that she’s become adept at ignoring: a husband who’s been cheating for years, and a dream she’s never had the guts to pursue. Their one night stand stretches into the next day as each acknowledge that they’re using the other for momentary comfort. Tim confesses that he’s going through a divorce, has lost custody of his son and that the show that night will be his last as a comedian. The line between comedy and tragedy is blurred as Dee is forced to ask the inevitable question that all must face: Now what?