LBS. Movie Trailer and Poster
Check out the trailer and poster for LBS. which stars Carmine Famiglietti, Miriam Shor, Michael Aronov, Sharon Angela, Susan Varon, Lou Martini, Jr. and is directed by Matthew Bonifacio.
I only recently found out about this film and thought I would highlight it, especially since it will be released in New York on March 26, in Boston on April 9, in Minneapolis on April 23, and Washington on May 7. Lbs. highlights an issue that affects a lot of people in America: overeating. And so you might want to check it out.
Lbs. Synopsis: Neil Perota (Carmine Famiglietti) is seriously overweight. At twenty-seven years old, he weighs over 300 pounds, lives at home with his parents in Brooklyn, and is obsessed and controlled by food. When he suffers a heart attack two days before his sister’s wedding, he is ordered to follow a strict diet, yet still cannot kick his habit.
Two months later, when Neil’s sister (Sharon Angela) finally has her rescheduled wedding, it is not the $50,000 fairly tale she originally planned, but a $10,000, rain-soaked fiasco in her backyard. Disappointment leads Theresa’s drunken husband (Lou Martini), who has caught Neil cheating on his diet, to expose Neil the wake-up call he really needs, and he decides that he has to leave home if he wants to make a real change.
Neil then moves out of the city and three hundred miles north into a dilapidated trailer in the country to try and shed the excess pounds. His childhood friend Sacco (Michael Aronov), a drug addict, soon visits Neil, and decides to stay with him in the trailer so they can battle their addictions together. But after a difficult confrontation between the two, Sacco leaves Neil to face the mission of saving himself on his own.
Over one year in isolation, Neil learns how to compromise, survive and falls in love for the first time with a local waitress (Miriam Shor). The lessons he learns are at the heart of this truly funny, touching and inspirational film.
Lbs. will be released to theaters on March 26, 2010 (limited). Watch the trailer and check out the full poster below.