Cleveland International Film Festival } March 29 – April 9, 2017 Presented by Dollar Bank



Year: 2012
Country: USA
Run Time: 90 minutes


On a road trip to visit his mother, Jim Riley proposes to his girlfriend Bridget. Not believing in the concept of marriage, she says no. Fogged by the pain of her denial, he forgets to call his mother, who's eagerly waiting to celebrate when they arrive. In fact, they're welcomed by a giant banner hanging from the house, congratulating them on their now non-existent nuptials. But just when he's about to tell the truth, Jim freezes. His mom has been so depressed over the passing of his father that he doesn't think she'll be able to handle the bad news. So he lies. And from there things quickly go downhill. What Jim thought would be the weekend of a lifetime is now a complete disaster. Will the insanity that happens during their stay push Bridget and him further apart, or will their fake engagement bring them closer together? CONGRATULATIONS examines love's complexities and whether it has the strength to endure when it's truly put to the test. – E.F.


CIFF37 Screenings

Screening @ Akron-Summit County Public Library

Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 1:45 PM

Tower City Cinemas

Friday, April 12, 2013 at 7:40 PM

Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Recommended for High School +

American Independents Competition

Juan Cardarelli, Eric M. Levy

Duane Andersen

Abby Miller, Brian Dietzen, Juan Cardarelli, Eric M. Levy

Matthew Garrett

Tony Orcena

Principal Cast
Brian Dietzen, Abby Miller, Debra Jo Rupp, Kevin Rankin

Director Bio
Juan Cardarelli and Eric M. Levy live in Los Angeles, California. They both act, write, produce, and direct for television and film. They have also worked together on digital media projects doing architectural visualization and motion graphics under the moniker Render Guys.

Select Filmography
"Happy Birthday, Harris Malden" (2008), CONGRATULATIONS (2012)

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