Anatomy of a Movie hosts discuss Frank Whaley’s “Like Sunday Like Rain” Like Sunday, Like Rain is a 2014 American drama independent film written and directed by Frank Whaley, and starring Leighton Meester, Debra Messing, Billie Joe Armstrong, and Julian Shatkin. Like Sunday, Like Rain was shot in New York City, New York. It was shot in 20 days and included filming in all five New York boroughs in summer 2013. The film premiered internationally on September 27, 2014 at Raindance Film Festival in the United Kingdom. And premiered in the United States on October 6, 2014 at the Mill Valley Film Festival. The film will be given a limited release in early 2015. When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her daughters. Never one to give up hope, Ella’s fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger. Surrounded by wealth and living with abundant resources in Manhattan, 12-year-old cello prodigy and all around genius Reggie, lives a solitary, bookish life lacking only frequently absent parents and friends. Estranged from family, having slacker boyfriend troubles, and fired from her waitressing job, sometimes musician 23-year-old Eleanor needs a new place to live and a new job. Fate winds her lovely fingers around these two lives to unexpectedly place the inexperienced Eleanor as the new au pair for a skeptical Reggie and the music in their hearts and souls intertwines to create this beautiful story about discovery and acceptance.
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