Weather Girl (DVD Review)29 Nov, 2009 By: Angelique Flores
Prebook 12/1/09; Street 12/29/09
Box Office $0.02 million
Rated ‘R’ for language.
Stars Tricia O’Kelley, Mark Harmon, Jon Cryer, Blair Underwood, Jane Lynch, Patrick J. Adams, Kaitlin Olson.
Weather Girl is an offbeat romantic-comedy that stands out because of its emphasis on quirky comedy over romance.
Sylvia (Tricia O’Kelley) is an attractive, smart 35-year-old weather girl. She finds out her live-in boyfriend Dale (Mark Harmon), also her news show’s host, is having an affair with the show’s co-host. She exposes the relationship and her real feelings, which aren’t too complimentary, on live television as she walks out on her job.
Since she can’t go home, Sylvia moves in with her younger brother Walt, whose best friend, Byron, works out of Walt’s apartment. Byron makes it no secret he has a crush on Sylvia. Trying to get back on her feet, Sylvia finds herself ostracized from working in newsrooms because of her dramatic departure. She ends up waiting tables for a ball-busting J.D., played by the ever-hilarious Jane Lynch.
The three main characters, who have a wonderful chemistry between them, each are flawed in his or her own way, which make them all the more real and likable. Supported by such characters as J.D. and the foul-mouthed Mexican chefs who work with Sylvia, the film has an added charm that makes it anything but a run-of-the-mill romantic comedy.
The DVD includes deleted scenes, outtakes and behind-the-scenes footage. There’s also an audio commentary with the writer and director Blayne Weaver and the film’s three stars. The four of them are witty and charming, while they tell funny stories and make self-deprecating comments about the film, completely aware of its low-budget status. I’m not sure they are aware, however, of what a gem it really is.