I first watched Relative Happiness as part of my research for the Reel West covering of the Whistler Film Festival in December 2014. This is such a charming film about a beautiful girl-with-curves with a kick-ass attitude. I loved the directing and the performances in this film, so I was very happy when the director Deanne Foley took some time to answer my questions. If you like to laugh and if you like romance, I suggest you try to watch this rom-com on a screen near you.
Johnathan Sousa and Melissa Bergland in Relative Happiness
The Nova Scotian rom-com Relative Happiness, directed by Deanne Foley, charmed festival audiences with its fabulous lead (Australian actress Melissa Bergland) and the right mix of humour and emotion. Bergland stars as Lexie, plus-sized and 30 years old, a feisty Bed and Breakfast owner who desperately needs a date to her sister’s wedding. Co-starring as Lexie’s love interests are Aaron Poole (Strange Empire, The Animal Project) and Johnathan Sousa (The Animal Project, Rookie Blue). The film is based on the bestselling novel by Lesley Crewe.
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