Best friends Nick (Alex Karpovsky) and Darryl (Tarik Lowe) are a film editing power duo hired to rework a movie in crisis. But what should have been business as usual has taken them into a personal tailspin of their own. After some professional run-ins, Nick’s seemingly innocent attraction to the film’s flirtatious starlet sparks questions about his own stable relationship, and wannabe player Darryl falls hard for tempestuous pop dancer Liana (Melanie Diaz), who may have a game of her own to play. All of this takes place while the editing team tries to navigate the neuroses of the film’s director (Kevin Corrigan), his dubious choices, and a new gig that tests the limits of their friendship.
The film, co-written by Lowe and director Daniel Schechter, is a smart New York buddy comedy with genuine humor and heart. Indie renegade Karpovsky perfectly pitches Nick as the quintessential nerdy know-it-all failing to heed his own advice. A funny, authentic take on modern relationships, Supporting Characters is a truly masculine romantic comedy. –Cara Cusumano