In this hilarious romantic comedy, a trio of childhood friends schemes to find a wife for their socially inappropriate pal Barry (Tyler Labine, "Monsters University"). Their plan completely backfires when his new girlfriend Melanie (Lucy Punch, "Bad Teacher"), turns out to be just like him. Also starring Damon Wayans Jr. ("Happy Endings").
Raunchy, rude, and downright hilarious, “Someone Marry Barry” is one of the funniest comedies we’ve seen in a very long time. Director Rob Pearlstein has created a pop culture comedy icon in Barry Burke, a loveable, socially awkward party starter, whose wildly unfiltered view of life begins to ruin his relationship with his best group of friends. Together, actors Tyler Labine and Lucy Punch turn every scene into highly uncomfortable, laugh-out-loud moments.
Beneath Barry’s stained t-shirt lies a heart of gold, and Rob balances Barry’s highly inappropriate behavior with a heartfelt look at friendship. The film features a standout cast of comedy vets, including Damon Wayans, Jr. (“New Girl,” “Happy Endings”), Hayes MacArthur (“Go On”), and Thomas Middleditch (“The Campaign,” “The Wolf of Wall Street”) and some hilarious cameos (we won’t spoil the fun). “Someone Marry Barry” will make you laugh, cry, and dry heave, all in a good way, and make you thankful for the Barry in your own life.
Release Year: 2014
Runtime: 86 Minutes
Country: United States (US)
Producer(s): Barry Josephson, Rob Pearlstein, Alexander F. Young, Marisa Polvino, and Kate Cohen
DP: Marten Tedin
Editor(s): Justin Bourret
Rob Pearlstein recently wrote and directed the comedy feature "Someone Marry Barry," which is currently in theaters and on iTunes/VOD. Barry Josephson produced along with Rob and Straight Up Films. He recently wrote a comedy pilot for Fox and Sony Pictures Television. His original feature comedy "True North" is set up at Warner Brothers with Imagine producing and Ed Helms to star.
His writing/directing debut, "Our Time Is Up," received an Oscar Nomination for Best Live Action Short Film.
Rob has written screenplays for Universal, Spyglass, Focus Features and Working Title as well as TV pilots for NBC, USA, FOX, ABC, CBS and CW, for producers including Imagine, Lorne Michaels and Jerry Bruckheimer. He wrote for the series "Medium" and "The Inside" and wrote, directed and performed in the Atom/Comedy Central web series "Matumbo Goldberg."
Rob has directed commercials and branded entertainment for Samsung, Twix and the USA Network. Previously, he wrote TV spots and print ads for agencies like TBWA Chiat/Day, Fallon, BBDO, Deutsch and MTV.