Ode to Joy (film)

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Ode to Joy
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJason Winer
Produced by
  • Mike Falbo
  • Jason Winer
  • Michael Lasker
  • Jimmy Miller
  • Ira Glass
  • Alissa Shipp
  • Pamela Thur
Screenplay byMax Werner
Starring
Music byJeremy Turner
CinematographyDavid Robert Jones
Edited byPeter Teschner
Production
company
Mosaic
Distributed byIFC Films
Release date
  • April 4, 2019 (2019-04-04) (RiverRun International Film Festival)[1]
  • August 9, 2019 (2019-08-09) (United States)
Running time
97 minutes
LanguageEnglish
Box office$17,303 [2][3]

Ode to Joy is a romantic comedy film starring Martin Freeman and Morena Baccarin. The film premiered at the 2019 RiverRun International Film Festival in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and is scheduled to be released theatrically on August 9, 2019.[4]

Plot[edit]

Charlie (Martin) is a Brooklyn-based librarian in his forties suffering from cataplexy, causing him to faint whenever he experiences strong emotions, especially joy.[4] Upon meeting the charming and free-spirited Francesca (Baccarin), Charlie falls in love but sets her up with his brother Cooper (Jake Lacy) instead because of his condition.[5]

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The film is based on a true story by Chris Higgins originally aired on This American Life.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ode to Joy". RiverRun International Film Festival. Retrieved 2019-09-11.
  2. ^ "Ode to Joy (2019)". Box Office Mojo. IMDb. Retrieved August 29, 2019.
  3. ^ "Ode to Joy (2019)". The Numbers. IMDb. Retrieved August 29, 2019.
  4. ^ a b Nolfi, Joey (9 July 2019). "Martin Freeman suffers bizarre romantic mishaps in quirky Ode to Joy trailer". Entertainment. Retrieved 28 July 2019.
  5. ^ Nordyke, Kimberly (14 July 2019). "'Ode to Joy' Trailer: Martin Freeman Avoids Dating Morena Baccarin Due to Rare Condition". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 28 July 2019.
  6. ^ Billington, Alex (10 July 2019). "First Trailer for 'Ode to Joy' with Martin Freeman & Morena Baccarin". First Showing. Retrieved 28 July 2019.
  7. ^ "FAQ; Do stories from the radio show ever get turned into movies?". This American Life. Retrieved 28 July 2019.

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