Jack, Jules, Esther & Me (2013)

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Jack, Jules, Esther & Me (2013)

When Lou's romantic plot to win the heart of his model congress running-mate falls apart, he's forced to improvise.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
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Creators
Director Daniel Poliner
Writer Daniel Poliner
Information
Release Date2013-10-24
Runtime1h 46min
GenreComedy, Drama, Romance
Content RatingNot Rated (Not Rated)
Awards
Company
CountryUSA
LanguageEnglish
Jules (as Jessica Rothenberg)
Alexander Flores
Alexander Flores
Lou
Massey
Massey
Self
Luis Rico Hernandez Jr.
Luis Rico Hernandez Jr.
Lou's Little Brother
Alejandra Rico Hernandez
Alejandra Rico Hernandez
Lou's Sister
Luz Vazquez
Luz Vazquez
Carlos' Mom
Antonio Aguinaga
Antonio Aguinaga
Angry Birch Wathen Student
Doreen Montalvo
Doreen Montalvo
Melda (as Doreen Montalvo Mann)

Jack, Jules, Esther and Me

Jack, Jules, Esther and Me is a 2013 coming of age independent film directed by Daniel Poliner. This comedy centers on four young high schoolers on their last weekend before heading off to college and the scheme to win a girl's heart. The film world premiered at Austin Film Festival where programmer Bears Fonté called it "an uplifting stumble through love in the time of awkward."


Cast

  • Harrison Chad as Dougie
  • Alexander Flores as Luis
  • Alice Lee as Esther
  • Jeff Lima as Carlos
  • Jessica Rothenberg as Jules
  • Aaron Sauter as Jack

Release

Jack, Jules, Esther and Me was released on VOD by FilmBuff on December 17, 2013. The Daily Quirk called the film "an irresistible romantic comedy that will tug at your heartstrings whether you’re a seasoned indie fan or a strictly mainstream movie spectator." Greg Morris of The Word reviewed the film as "complex, intense, brilliant. It’s audacious humor reflects the sagacious wit of its director-writer."


Production notes

Writer/director Daniel Poliner financed the film through fees collected as an SAT prep tutor for privileged kids in New York City. He said the movie is loosely based on his "most memorable students".