Very Serious Person

A Very Serious Person

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Cast: Charles Busch, P.J. Verhoest, Polly Bergen, Dana Ivey

     
 
A young boy with an obsessive enthusiasm for old-Hollywood forms a warm bond with his effeminate Danish mentor as Psycho Beach Party and Die, Mommie, Die! director Charles Busch turns in his camp card to craft an uncharacteristically low-key and highly-personal {drama about self-acceptance and personal perseverance.

Overview

A young boy with an obsessive enthusiasm for old-Hollywood forms a warm bond with his effeminate Danish mentor as Psycho Beach Party and Die, Mommie, Die! director Charles Busch turns in his camp card to craft an uncharacteristically low-key and highly-personal {drama about self-acceptance and personal perseverance.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/20/2007
UPC:
0754703762870
Original Release:
2006
Rating:
NR
Source:
Wolfe Video
Time:
1:35:00

Special Features

Commentary by Charles Busch and Carl Andress; Deleted scenes; Bonus short film; Close captioned; Widescreen; Dolby 2.0

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Charles Busch Jan
P.J. Verhoest Gil
Polly Bergen Mrs. A
Dana Ivey Betty
Carl Andress Actor
Julie Halston Actor

Technical Credits
Charles Busch Director,Screenwriter
Coll Anderson Sound/Sound Designer
Carl Andress Screenwriter
Dona Granata Costumes/Costume Designer
Richard Guay Producer
Carol Hanzel Casting
Joseph Parlagreco Cinematographer
Starec Productions Executive Producer
Frank Reynolds Editor
Daryl Roth Producer
Andrew Sherman Score Composer
Dara Wishingrad Production Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Very Serious Person
1. Chapter 1 [10:01]
2. Chapter 2 [9:16]
3. Chapter 3 [9:15]
4. Chapter 4 [11:37]
5. Chapter 5 [9:53]
6. Chapter 6 [9:45]
7. Chapter 7 [9:14]
8. Chapter 8 [11:42]
9. Chapter 9 [14:42]

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A Very Serious Person 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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A VERY SERIOUS PERSON is a tight little film with a fine story, solid cast and enough thoughts about connecting isolated individuals to make the movie both entertaining and touching. Spanning the ages from young teenagers to middle age to elderly, each focusing on basically needy souls trying to find solid ground, writer (with Carl Andress)/director/actor Charles Busch has developed an ensemble effect in casting just the right actors to relate his ideas. As a summer for consolation for the elderly ill Mrs. Aronson (Polly Bergen, reminding us what a fine performer she is!) has requested that her 13-year-old grandson Gil (P.J. Verhoest), whose parents are deceased, come live with her on the Jersey shore. Mrs. A is known for being a difficult patient, going through live-in nurses like wildfire, and living with her trusty housekeeper Betty (veteran actress Dana Ivey), but she is in for a surprise when young Gil moves in - a slightly feminine lad with a penchant for old Hollywood movies, writing grand stories about great heroines, dressing like Marie Antoinette, and refusing to learn swimming or any outdoor activities in favor of watching 'Gone with the Wind' whenever possible. Into this household enters the latest 'nurse', a gay Danish ex-dancer Jan (Charles Busch) who by admission is 'a very serious person' - obsessive compulsive in his care for Mrs. A, coping with the flustered Betty, and rarely smiling at the antics of the overpowering Gil. Each of these three rather glitzy people is lonely, and each in his/her own way wants acceptance and love. The story is how the three learn from each other, give and take, and find the niche that proves the summer was not wasted. Busch draws marvelous performances from Bergen, Verhoest, and Ivey as well as creating lovable side characters: the outrageous gay hairdresser (Carl Andress) and his associate (Alexa Eisenstein), Jan's love interest (Simon Fortin) among others. The growing relationship between Jan and Gil provides a platform for some serious issues about accepting sexuality and the interaction of all the characters on the failing Mrs. A is warmly managed. This is a comedy with an edge and above all it is a solidly entertaining movie. Grady Harp