Film opens on Friday, January 31, 2014 Limited release and On Demand
Academy Award® nominee Andy Garcia
gets romantic and is looking awfully sexy in his latest film At Middleton
. Garcia (Ocean’s 11, City Island
) and Vera Farmiga
(A&E’s “Bates Motel”, Up in the Air
) star as straight-laced George and eccentric Edith, two strangers who meet on their children’s campus tour at the idyllic Middleton College. Failing comically to connect with their kids, George and Edith play hooky together, ditching the official tour for a carefree adventure reminiscent of their own college years. But what begins as an afternoon of fun soon becomes a revealing and enlightening experience that will change their lives forever.
The film is based loosely on director/co-writer Adam Rodgers
who was on a tour of colleges with his father, he met a girl whose quirky exuberance absolutely captivated him. So much so, he followed her off the tour and together, they spent a few hours alone wandering the campus and bonding over their shared experience. It always felt like the seed of a movie, but then there was a key “what if” moment. What if it were the two parents who left the tour and shared a magical few hours together? Five years later, Andy Garcia and Vera Farmiga beautifully brought to life “George Hartman” and “Edith Martin,” two wildly different personalities whose paths cross at idyllic Middleton College.
Garcia and Vera’s performances are effortlessly charming and believable as they take us on their “off track” road to romance and discovery. It a ligjt film with a great script and that and the fine performances by Garcia, Farmiga, Taissa Farmiga, and Spencer LoFranco. Adult romances in films are not always portrayed as carefree as the on in At Middleton
If you are a romatic at heart, this will fill your heart. If you are a Andy Garcia or Vera Farmiga fan, you will not be disappointed.