David and Paige Walling and Terry and Cathy Ostroff are best friends and neighbors living on Orange Drive in suburban New Jersey. Their comfortable existence goes awry when prodigal daughter Nina Ostroff, newly broken up with her fianc Ethan, returns home for Thanksgiving after a five-year absence. Rather than developing an interest in the successful son of her neighbors, Toby Walling, which would please both families, it’s her parents’ best friend David who captures Nina’s attention.
I was expecting a silly romp of a movie when I sat down to watch The Oranges. But, the movie wasn’t quit sure if it wanted to be a comedy or drama, so what I got was a surprisingly comedic story, with several bittersweet and thought provoking moments. It did run a little slow at times, which is fine with me. The story holds it’s own with some twists and turns, and the actors carry them out with such chemistry. Looking over a list of the cast, I don’t know why I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this movie. If you’re looking to kick back and enjoy a good sleeper (straight to DVD) little movie with laugh out loud moments, some twist and turns and a lot of heart, The Oranges is a great choice.
The Oranges staring Hugh Laurie, Leighton Meester, Catherine Keener, Oliver Platt, Allison Janney, Alia Shawkat, and Adam Brody is available NOW on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Copy.
Disclosure: I received a free Blu-ray +DVD & Digital Copy for the purpose of this blog post. I was not asked to write a favorable review. All opinions expressed are honest and my own.