The premise of “Pretty Problems” is that two millennials, Lindsay (Britt Rentschler) and Jack (Michael Tennant), are stuck in a rut in their marriage and go on a long weekend to wine country. Invited by an ultra-wealthy housewife who has a vape in one hand and a glass of wine in the other, they find themselves in for a weekend alongside a self-made billionaire who *knows* how successful he is and an actress/model who is more like arm candy for the trust fund kid in attendance. Lindsay and Jack’s relationship is tested over the weekend by the excess of wine and wealth that Lindsay wants but Jack is afraid of.
As a millennial, I can’t think of anything more millennial than that… except for maybe the anxiety I have by thinking about being in that situation. The film premiered at SXSW, and when IFC Films picked it up for distribution, IFC Films president Arianna Bocco said that “Kestrin [Pantera] and her team have absolutely nailed the existential crisis of the young and privileged, and the aspiring angst of the people who want to be them.”
The comedic look at wealth, relationships, and unapologetic self-indulgence also stars JJ Nolan, Graham Outerbridge, Charlotte Ubben, Alex Klein, Clayton Froning, Katrina Hughes, Vanessa Chester, Tom DeTrinis, and Amy Maghera. We happily accept an invite to the party with a cast like this.
“Pretty Problems” is directed by Pantera and written by stars Tennant and Rentschler with Charlotte Ubben.
“Pretty Problems” is in theaters and everywhere you can rent movies on October 7. Enjoy the trailer and poster debut below.