Documentary - 2005 - 82 minutes
Directed by Dree Andrea
Featuring: Leigh Jackson, Annie Balliro, Laurie Graff, Sajata Epps, Ben Dewar and many others
- part 1 is available on Vimeo too -
Why is it so hard for New Yorkers to find Mr. or Mrs. Right? Are they too demanding or simply too busy surviving?
Mr. Right follows New Yorkers from all walks of life throughout a period of one year, and three single New York women in particular.
Annie, in her early thirties, works for Island Records. Like many New Yorkers she has to deal with a workload that makes it hard to find time to do anything else. Doing publicity for Lionel Richie, Daniel Bedingfield and many other artists leaves her very little time for friends, family, hobbies, or the search for a guy.
Leigh, also in her early thirties, has worked in the music industry all her life. When filming started, she had just become unemployed. A scary fact when you are a New Yorker. But maybe a blessing in disguise for Leigh. Of course she is on the lookout for a new job (and a man!), but she also uses this 'new free' time as an opportunity to embark on an adventurous journey searching her soul.
Laurie, in her late forties, has not found the success in her career as an actress - or in her love life - that she had hoped for. But being the enterprising soul that she is, she has put her '15 years of bad dates' into writing. We follow Laurie whilst her book 'You have to kiss a lot of frogs' becomes very popular. Being single in the city however doesn't become any easier. More and more friends start a family and leave New York. As Laurie puts it; 'part of the reason for wanting a partner in life is that you need someone to do stuff with'.
Friends, family and fellow New Yorkers complete the story that reveals why the search for sanity and a soul mate is such an extreme challenge in New York.