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Comedy film based on local author’s novel, starring Nathan Lane, now…

first_imgCarrie Pilby, a comedy film based on a humorous novel by #Hoboken author Caren Lissner, and starring #JerseyCity native Nathan Lane, made its #Netflix debut on Sept. 5. HOBOKEN — A comedy movie starring Broadway legend (and Jersey City native) Nathan Lane — adapted from a humorous novel by Hoboken resident Caren Lissner — is now available on Netflix as of Tuesday, Sept. 5. It is also available on Amazon and iTunes.The film, Carrie Pilby, stars Bel Powley as 19-year-old genius who graduates from Harvard three years early and moves to New York City. She’s confused about how to make friends and date. She tries to make sense of life’s hypocrisies, all while meeting an unusual cast of characters and dealing with a past inappropriate relationship with a college professor (Colin O’Donoghue). Her therapist, played by Nathan Lane, is perhaps the only person sharp enough to match wits with her.The book, available new on Amazon, has been translated into Spanish, French, Italian, Malay, and Thai.The film also stars Gabriel Byrne (“The Usual Suspects”, “Miller’s Crossing”), Vanessa Bayer (“Saturday Night Live”), William Moseley, Jason Ritter, and Desmin Borges.Those who want to see it on cable can check their alphabetical list of on-demand movies. The film can also be purchased as a DVD via Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, or other on-line retailers.It was directed by Susan Johnson (who recently wrapped the film adaptation of Jenny Han’s best-selling novel “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”).The film premiered a year ago this week at the Toronto International Film Festival, then opened in area theaters in March.The film earned positive reviews from the Guardian, RogerEbert.com, and the Village Voice.Lissner will be appearing on Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Barnes and Noble in Paramus as part of a teen book festival to discuss the novel, the adaptation process, getting published, and any other matters of interest to attendees. ×Carrie Pilby, a comedy film based on a humorous novel by #Hoboken author Caren Lissner, and starring #JerseyCity native Nathan Lane, made its #Netflix debut on Sept. 5.last_img read more