RKS 2023 Film: “The Cosmos Sisters”: A Study of Endearing Friendship

Nora (Nora Kaye) and Whitney (Whitney Uland) are 30 somethings and long-time friends although by the bickering and sniping you’d never know that. Whitney is the perky one and Nora is the sullen one.

Nora’s mother recently died and Whitney did not bother to attend the funeral. Nora is brooding and a bit of a rattlesnake ready to strike at Whitney over just about anything particularly not showing up for her mother’s funeral. Whitney may be perky but it is mostly a front as she is struggling to hawk merchandise on social media. Neither of them has accomplished much.

But they fantasize about the good old high school days when they had a band The Cosmos Sisters which really went nowhere a fact both never admit to.

After a couple of pot brownies their facades crumble and their true friendship slowly emerges and strengthens after they apologize to each other. Nora claims to have received a call from the mother of a boy seriously ill with cancer. Would they perform a benefit concert? Old dreams afire they rehearse and write a new song bickering along the way but a friendship bickering. Will the concert be a success. Actually that makes little difference as friendship can endure just about all adversity.

But there is a slight snag. Sullen Nora has a surprising spark of optimism in her that may totally wreck their friendship. Can friendship overcome this little snag?

While there are comedic elements permeating the film there is also an examination of an enduring and endearing friendship!

As far as acting goes the trailer does a huge disservice to the film leaving the impression of a shallow film sabotaged by poor acting however Kaye and Uland are a dynamic team totally at ease with each other even when bickering. They put on a stellar performance. Sort of like Abbot and Costello.

The film is now available on Digital and VOD platforms. You can see the disastrous trailer here https://vimeo.com/579948098

The film was written and directed by Kaye and Uland.

RKS 2023 Film Rating 73/100.

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food ,drink, travel, film, and lifestyle issues. He also has published serialized novels "Life at Megacorp", "Virus # 26, "Reggie the Egyptian Rescue Dog" and "The Penniless Pensioner" Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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