Watch: ‘A Date with Miss Fortune’ Trailer Delivers a Big Fat Portuguese Wedding
Watch: 'A Date with Miss Fortune' Trailer Delivers a Big Fat Portuguese Wedding
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After a successful theatrical release in Portugal
and a positive first showing at the annual AFM Market back in November, Vision Films
has now announced they will be releasing their "A Date With Miss Fortune" to theaters in association with First Pond Entertainment and Northern Banner across the USA and Canada, as well as on DVD and VOD, this February.
A romantic comedy
about clashing cultures and unexpected love, "A Date with Miss Fortune" is so in the vein of films like "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" and "Meet the Parents" that it’s practically a spiritual sequel. The film centers on a struggling American writer (Ryan K. Scott), who meets and falls in love with a beautiful and charming, yet superstitious and traditional Portuguese woman (Jeannette Sousa). Despite their cultural and familial differences, they try to make it work and hope that true love will prevail in the end.
The film is based on Scott and Sousa’s own experiences as a couple, and as Sousa told Indiewire, "’A Date with Miss Fortune’ is funny and relatable because it’s inspired by a real relationship — our true life romance."
The film also stars Joaquim de Almeida, Vik Sahay, and Grammy Award-winning recording artist Nelly Furtado.