I Adore Dolores
All Films • 20m
Dolores - a manic, overly optimistic divorcée - tries to win back her clown stepdaughter by purchasing the building she lives in under house arrest. Sam Marine and Emily Wilson direct “I Adore Dolores,” an anything-goes Pilot episode of a TV comedy series the world needs. Sitcom parodies are a dime a dozen, but few this uproarious, an I-can’t-believe-they-made-it masterpiece of beautifully realized absurdity. Jo Roueiheb stars as Dolores (she’s also one of the three creators along with Marine and Wilson) — her bonkers backstory is introduced via an opening theme song, in short: Dolores won a contest to meet the world-famous, Rormald McDormald (a hilariously approximated knock-off of Ronald McDonald), where they fall in love, get married, then quickly divorced. McDormald’s daughter from a previous relationship, Dorma, is a notorious problem child who Dolores tries save by purchasing the building she’s staying and moving in with her. But soon Dolores realizes it’s harder than she thought to be a landlord, especially with the arrival of the ghost of Mary Feaney, the building’s landlord from 1901 who puts a curse on the building until Dolores and Dorma can solve a series of riddles and lift the curse. “I Adore Dolores” goes where it wants to go, left turns all the way, an instant classic of inspired buffoonery.
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