Film Title: Ceremony (2011)
Film Type: Comedy
Michael Angarano as Sam Davis
Uma Thurman as Zoe
Reece Thompson as Marshall Schmidt
Lee Pace as Whit Coutell
Jake Johnson as Teddy
Brooke Bloom as Margaret Cornish
Harper Dill as Carol Archer
Max Winkler (Debut film)
Emilio Diez Barroso
Darlene Caamano Loquet
Sam Davis (Michael Angarano) is a children’s book author who falls for an older woman named Zoe, played by Uma Thurman. Sam, together with his long best friend go to a beach vacation owned by a famous documentary film maker Whit Coutell, played by Lee Pace who happen to be marrying Zoe. Sam was mesmerized by the beauty of this older woman and with the aid of his best friend Teddy, played by Jake Johnson, they will try to attempt to break up Zoe’s wedding.
- Interestingly, star Michael Angarano was originally slated to play the best friend and Jesse Eisenberg was to play Sam, but Eisenberg dropped out and Angarano was promoted to the lead role.
- This is the first feature film for Max Winkler, son of my hero Barry Zuckerkorn, I mean Henry Winkley. The Fonz. While Max doesn’t have a lot of work to his name, he has sold a few scripts recently, and with Ceremony he’s making a push into directing. Not a ton is out there about the film yet, but there is a short film clip (below) and it looks pretty decent. I read a review of the film based on a screening at a film festival, and it said that the style is similar to Wes Anderson, with smart dialogue and a lot of funny moments. It’s odd, even with Uma Thurman, I still want to see this.
Ceremony is a 2011 American film directed by Max Winkler. The film stars Michael Angarano, Uma Thurman, Lee Pace, Rebecca Mader and Reece Thompson. It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2010. The film will premiere on VOD on March 4, 2011 and will open in theaters April 8, 2011