It’s as if Chris Messina, Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead, Daredevil) and Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) all sort of came out of the same acting zeitgeist with the latter striking it biggest with some exceptionally well received films. They all kinda have the same features and, although his name might not be as well known, Chris Messina has been quietly notching up a career featuring Argo, Devil, The Newsroom and The Mindy Project. Here Messina jumps into romantic lead territory in the suicide rom-com The Sweet Life.
Synopsis: Kenny Parker and Lolita Nowicki are a disillusioned couple who meet by chance on the La Salle Street Bridge in Chicago and form a pact to drive cross country to the Golden Gate Bridge…to jump… together. Unfortunately, the suicide pact is the only thing they can agree on and the cross-country trip becomes a series of comic misadventures that lead to a climactic resolution on the Golden Gate Bridge where Kenny learns the value of true love and sacrifice.
Chris Messina, Abigail Spencer, Tyson Ritter, Maggie Siff and JD Evermore