Glen (David Cross) turns off the car radio as he and his date Tracy (Julia Stiles) pull up to a couples’ brunch. Tracy can’t believe it. She wasn’t done listening to the “Overture of 1812.” And she never likes cutting short a beloved song. Cardinal sin.
Confused but earnest, Glen turns the radio back on. But the song has already ended. It’s a perfect example of a guy stepping on toes as he tries his best to navigate a third date. The opening scene of former Austinite Todd Berger’s “It’s a Disaster” sets the tone for a wave of awkwardness that surges throughout the film. Glen may have found it hard to navigate Tracy’s musical proclivities, but his discomfort will multiply when he gets tossed into the murky and tumultuous waters of brunch.
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