Karen can’t believe that she has to work her receptionist gig on a gorgeous Fourth of July. Then a call comes from her long-lost father. Enlisting her janitor friend Meagan to help, Karen investigates her father’s trailer park home. She stumbles across a half-sister addicted to betting, a half-brother tortured by grade school bullies, a sketchy but charming buddy “just sleeping on the couch” and a potential lover in jail. Meanwhile, Meagan must decide between the stability of her longtime girlfriend and the thrill of a new love. With a small town like this, Karen’s own journey sets in motion a crazy chain of events that will change not just her but this one small town forever.
“Writer/director Erin Greenwell confidently juggles the multiple plots, serving up a charming, up-to-the-minute slice of Americana. This is Mayberry 2012, where Opie waxes existential and Aunt Bea has finally come out of the closet. Greenwell’s quirky script and great ensemble performances ensure that My Best Day is both subversive and sunny. Cue the fireworks!”
—Sundance Film Festival 2012
My Best Day is a funny film relatable to all types of audiences that retains the integrity of its lesbian roots from out lesbian writer/director Erin Greenwell. Greenwell’s vision of small town life is right-on, her comedic timing perfect and her depiction of both lesbian and straight characters charmingly — and in a few cases, alarmingly — off-kilter.”
—Stephanie Schroeder, Curve Magazine
“My Best Day coins different kinds of unlikely heroes in a small Pennsylvania town. In Greenwell’s skilled hands, queer culture alluringly morphs into a bemused acceptation of personal foibles and idiosyncrasies, gay or straight, an eradication of the boundaries between “normal” and “unconventional” relationships.”
—Bérénice Reynaud Senses of Cinema