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Filmmaker:Venla Makela

Genre : Romantic Comedy

Writer:Venla Makela

A former tv-star dates a supermarket cashier in order to imitate her funny voice as an animated character.

Synopsis:

Burt Thomas, 55, was hot in the eighties, starring in a hit TV-series. He thought it was just the beginning of his career, but curiously work dried up and all he’s done since is some voice-over work, a supporting role here and there... Disappointment, yes. But lots of people still remember Burt, especially women.
Burt’s friend Max has created an animated series (“The Turgis Family”) and wants Burt to play “Father Turgis”. But Burt wants a challenge and decides to play “crazy aunt Ellie” instead - he knows exactly how she should sound: like Jessica Lund, 44, a woman with a poodle-head hair he ran into at Ralph’s supermarket. Burt realizes he needs to hear Jessica’s voice again and arranges to “accidentally” bump into her. They start dating. Burt genuinely likes her, but secretly uses her voice. Jessica falls in love, not believing her luck. Burt soon realizes he has fallen in love too. Only he doesn’t know how to tell her he’s used her all these weeks.
At the screening party of the animation pilot, Jessica doesn’t recognize it’s her voice “Crazy Ellie” speaks with - until Max accidentally mentions it. Deeply hurt, Jessica refuses Burt’s explanation and won’t take his calls. They’re both heartbroken.
Burt has to travel to Rio to shoot a ridiculous sounding movie. Surprisingly, a few months later, the movie turns out art house cool, and Burt is hot again. But he’s not happy without Jessica. Max, feeling guilty of having a part in the mess, sends Jessica a copy of an early taping session where Burt talked about his real feelings for her. She agrees to meet with him, and they make up. The future finally looks bright!

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