Or, “Dippy With A Chance of Acid Reflux.” Slamdance 2009 entry “Weather Girl,” writer-director Blayne Weaver’s low-budget romantic comedy, stars Tricia O’Kelley from the series “The New Adventures of Old Christine” as a perky 35-year-old Seattle TV forecaster, who comes into conflict with older boyfriend Mark Harmon over his dalliance with a co-worker. “Weather Girl” is best during the “Sassy Weather Girl”‘s profane on-air meltdown, but is as cuddly as a cootie for the most part. It’s predictable stuff, with intermittently funny but usually forced dialogue like “You’re sexy in a foreign film kind of way, with the angles and the attitude.” Um, no. With Blair Underwood, Jane Lynch and Jon Cryer at his most cringe-inducing, but in a good way. 94m. (Ray Pride)
Ray Pride is Newcity’s film critic and a contributing editor to Filmmaker magazine.
His multimedia history of Chicago “Ghost Signs” will be published soon. Previews of the project are on Twitter and on Instagram as Ghost Signs Chicago. More photography on Instagram.