The weight of being “perfect” is about to catch up with thirty-something Vanessa (Kelly Hu — White Frog, Vampire Diaries, Army Wives, etc.) and crush her like a bug in writer/director Bertha Bay-Sa Pan’s delightful romantic comedy, Almost Perfect … due out on DVD this coming Oct. 22 from Virgil Films & Entertainment.
Imagine waking up one day and looking in the mirror and not really recognizing the person staring back at you. That’s pretty much where Vanessa finds herself these days. She’s been living in an echo chamber of familial adulation — you’re amazing, you’re perfect, you’re wonderful.
Everyone suddenly turns to her for solutions when her high-strung sister, Charlene (Christina Chang), starts to come unwound, her slacker brother, Andy (Edison Chen), ends up on her couch and a parental crisis blows up after her do-this, do-that mom tosses dad out of the house.
Each one would be manageable (oh god, I’m not becoming my mom, am I?), if it weren’t for a friend from her past suddenly entering her life — Dwayne (Ivan Shaw). Things begin to click between them and it is then, and only then, that the load gets too heavy and the “who-am-I” crisis really kicks in and the fun begins (for the audience that is, not for poor Vanessa)!
Vanessa, hint: just be yourself, it will all work out! Almost Perfect is well-written, keenly observed and the ensemble cast is outstanding.
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