After hanging up his cane in the finale of the hit series House earlier this year, Hugh Laurie has decided to focus on his film career and first up is the indie comedy-drama The Oranges, in which Laurie stars as a man who starts a relationship with his close friend and neighbour’s much younger daughter (Leighton Meester). Of course, comedy and drama inevitably ensue.
The film is directed by Julian Farino and though this will only be his second feature film after The Last Yellow in 1999, he has had plenty of experience in TV, having directed a number of episodes of Entourage.
The same smart comedy that we saw so prevalently in the aforementioned HBO’s hit show seems to be working in full force here, as the film truly looks like a real gem, full of charm, humor and a bit of indie quirk.
The Oranges premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last year but won’t be officially released until October 5th.
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