Just Before I Go Directed
Courteney Cox USA / 2013 / 95 minutes
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First time director Courteney Cox (Friends, Cougar Town) uses her comedic style to focus on the universal struggles of loss, pain and desperation in a witty and smart portrayal of a man on the edge.
Ted decides to end his mediocre life, but before doing so, he returns to his hometown to revisit the demons of his past: the cruel school teacher; the relentless bully; the girl who got away. While staying with his brother and his dysfunctional family, he makes an unexpected connection with a girl who decides to document his last few days. A motley cast of characters helps Ted realize that life is complicated for everyone and the memories of the past can be reinterpreted.
A compelling story, stellar script and memorable performances make Just Before I Go a film that deeply connects with the audience, and takes them on a journey filled with comedy, angst and love. –Cristin Carlin
BIO: Courteney Cox, best known for her role as Monica in the Emmy® Award winning comedy Friends and for her Golden Globe® nominated role in Cougar Town, segues behind the camera to make her feature film directorial debut at the Tribeca Film Festival with her dark but outrageously funny, Just Before I Go.
Cox utilizes her years of experience as an actress in front of the camera as she demonstrates her skill as a masterful storyteller behind the lens. She conveys a sharp comedic wit, seamless timing and displays a deep understanding of human emotion. Cox was also a producer of the film.
Additional directorial credits include the Lifetime Original Movie, Talhotblond, and the drama Monday Before Thanksgiving for Glamour's Reel Moments Project. In addition, she has directed numerous episodes of Cougar Town. Film acting credits include the Scream franchise, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Bedtime Stories, 3000 Miles to Graceland, Mr. Destiny, Cocoon: The Return, Zoom, November, The Longest Yard and Barnyard.
Television acting credits include Cougar Town, Dirt, Friends and Family Ties, among others.
In 2004, Cox established her own production company, Coquette. Projects have included: Cougar Town, Dirt, Mix It Up, Daisy Does America, and The Tripper.
Cast/Featuring: Sean William Scott, Olivia Thirlby, Garrett Dillahunt, Kyle Gallner,Rob Riggle, Kate Walsh
Executive Producer(s): David Arquette, Alexandria Jackson, John C. Rhee, John Suits
Producer(s): Gabriel Cowan, Courteney Cox, Thea Mann
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