Stories From Long Island: 3 Films By Edward Burns
The Brothers McMullen
Three brothers from Long Island try to reconcile their lives and loves in this charming romantic comedy which won Best Picture at the Sundance Film Festival. After their good-for-nothing father dies and their mother leaves to be with the man she really loves, brothers Jack, Barry and Patrick are left with only each other as they struggle with their own relationships. Married Jack is tempted to have an affair; Patrick isn't sure his fiancÃ©e is "the one"; and Barry can't deal with the fact that he is actually falling in love. Written, directed by and starring Edward Burns, The Brothers McMullen is a heartwarming look at matters of the heart.
She's The One
Filmmaker and star Edward Burns follows his acclaimed debut The Brothers McMullen, with this equally fresh, funny and wry romantic comedy about two brothers wrestling their preposterous approaches to life and love. Mickey (Burns), a free-spirited New York cabbie, and Francis (Mike McGlone), a materialistic Wall Street stockbroker, are extremely competitive and confused about women as a result of their father's (John Mahoney) influence. Though they disagree about nearly everything, they have one thing in common: Mickey's ex-fiancÃ© Heather (Cameron Diaz) is Francis' secret lover. Though the brothers have beautiful wives (Maxine Bahns and Jennifer Aniston), Heather triggers their longtime sibling rivalry with uproarious and unexpected results.
No Looking Back
Claudia (Lauren Holly) is a small town girl, trapped in a small town. She's got a man who loves her (Jon Bon Jovi) and a family who needs her. But somewhere inside is a voice that says - it could have been different - a voice that gets louder when Charlie (Edward Burns) comes home. What can you do when the lover who left you walks back in the door? What can you feel when your mind says one thing and your body says another? Where can you turn in a small town where everybody knows you, but nobody knows about what you want? There is a passion in the past, and there's danger. For some people, life is built like a house of cards and it only takes an open door to blow it all away...But once that door is open, there is No Looking Back.