“Jessica Williams and co-star Chris O’Dowd (“Bridesmaids”) bounce off each other with a sparky, sarcastic chemistry.”
(Q&A with filmmaker after screening)
Jessica James (Jessica Williams, of The Daily Show fame), a young, aspiring playwright in New York City, is struggling to get over a recent breakup while trying to make it in the competitive world of the theater. Reluctantly forced to date by a well-meaning friend, she meets the recently divorced Boone (Chris O’Dowd). An unlikely duo at first, together, they discover how to make it through the tough times in a social media-obsessed post-relationship universe, while realizing they like each other – a lot. Featuring a breakout performance from Jessica Williams, The Incredible Jessica James is a refreshing and heartfelt modern comedy with an honest, hilarious, and shockingly relatable look at what it means to be a twenty-something today. The film is written and directed by Jim Strouse and also stars Lakeith Stanfield and Noël Wells.