Meeting the right person at the wrong time can be the best thing that ever happened to you
The title of director Paul Ashton’s film, This Isn't Funny, is a lie. This film is very funny. Like a lot great comedy, this film starts from pain…literally, our two would be lovers run into each other and the rest is a modern day romance laid out with all prerequisite joy and pain.
Eliot (Katie Page), a stand up comedian with severe anxiety disorder, meets (hits him with her car) Jamie (Paul Ashton), a perpetual traveler who can’t settle down. They fall in love. Each person teaching the other about the world sharing the world; you know the love stuff that makes life worth living. They push each other’s buttons and reach a certain familiarity with each other that allows them to forget there other problems and live in the moment. It doesn’t last. A big job opportunity for Eliot, and Jamie’s parent’s suddenly getting a divorce, sends them both off the rails, and brings their issues into focus.
Ashton and Page have amazing on screen chemistry. They also co-wrote the script. It’s from this intimate space that This Isn't Funny bitter sweetly takes us on realistic look at finding that special person in our lives.