GenreComedy, Drama, Romance Music directorMichelangelo Sosnowitz WriterAllie Dvorin LanguageEnglish
Release dateNovember 11, 2011 (2011-11-11) Executive producersSteve Guttenberg, Nathan Hevrony, Brian Stern, Thomas Michael Sullivan, Gary S. Gumowitz CastShannon Elizabeth (Adi Schwartz), Steve Guttenberg (Nate Shepard), Matthew Del Negro (Buddy Andrews), Milena Govich (Jenny Sparks), Natalya Rudakova (Shelly), Kelly Bishop (Lily Sparks) Similar moviesSteve Guttenberg appears in A Novel Romance and Shannons Rainbow, And While We Were Here (2012), Moving Malcolm (2003), Lightning Bug (2004), Chowkidar (1974)
TaglineThere's two sides to every love story
A novel romance trailer
A Novel Romance is a 2011 comedy-drama film about a chance meeting between two strangers that leads the unlikely pair to become roommates, and despite their differences, the two eventually realize that they have spent all their lives waiting for one another. The film is produced by Morris S. Levy and directed by Allie Dvorin. It stars Steve Guttenberg, Milena Govich and Shannon Elizabeth, with cinematography by Jon Miguel Delgado, editing by Glenn Conte, and a musical score by Michelangelo Sosnowitz.
After making a name for himself in the advertising world, Nate Shepard is fired for being out of touch with the times and technology. Out at a restaurant, where he is to meet up with his girlfriend Adi and another couple, drinking his woes away at the bar, Nate meets the instantly desirable Jenny. They connect wonderfully and soon discover that they are actually waiting for each other. When their other halves arrive, (Adi and Buddy) it seems as though they bring out the worst in Nate and Jenny. Dinner is uncomfortable and after dinner is even more uncomfortable, especially when Adi breaks up with Nate. The reason being money and his lost job. Meanwhile, Jenny is leaving town for a wedding and Buddy refuses to go with her so he can stay behind and party with his best friend who is coming to town, LA hipster Sam Steele. Together, Buddy and Sam party, find girls, and consume an enormous amount of drugs. The next day we find out that Buddy has overdosed. He has died. And a strange girl called 911, we don't know who. Jenny is in shock. Nate attends the memorial and once again, Nate and jenny connect. Jenny soon realises she needs to be out of the apartment she shared with her deceased boyfriend, and in a round about way, she finds herself at Nate's Brooklyn loft to see if a roommate situation might ease her mind. As Nate and Jenny start to co-mingle their lives, everything gets a new perspective. Nate's budding career as a novelist gains traction, and Jenny begins her journey to get over Buddy. But chaos is always right around the corner. What are the hurdles Nate has to jump over to further his dreams? Who was that girl who called the ambulance for Buddy? Is life really better with Jenny around? Who knows where the journey might lead, but maybe that is the point of the journey.