This fiction film was inspired by the real-life story of the director Michelle Ehlen when her relationship fell apart. A discontent Jay (Michelle Ehlen) says goodbye to her wife Lily (Jeneen Robinson), who has been honest about an infidelity that Jay cant deal with. She needs to detach and time to heal so she decides to take a road trip and move to the West Coast
There is a stopover between Connecticut and Los Angeles, with Jess (Shaela Cook) her close friend from high school. Jay stays with Jess and her daughter Eva in their country house, the natural environment provides calm and allows things to take their place for new horizons to open.
While staying at Jess, with whom she shares good memories and recent experiences, Jay meets Tommy (Chad Steers) who hires her to take photographs of him in stand-up comedy numbers at the local bar. Time goes by from summer to fall. There is a full-moon night of therapeutic laughs and screams by the fire that makes Jay and Tommy feel closer to each other.
Out of nowhere, there is an enjoyable musical number with wigs, make-up, dancing, and lip-sync.
Can we believe in love as in heaven? Is it possible for everybody to fall in love? Which side of us brings out the person close to our heart?
The film is an intimate experience that may provoke reflections about new beginnings and old endings because, after heartbreak, time and willingness are what help in the healing process.
P.S. Eliza Blair as young Jay is a scene-stealer.
"Maybe Someday" has its world premiere at Cinequest´s virtual film festival “Cinejoy” April 1-17, 2022.
Review by José Mayorga , Guatemala, Central America Lawyer and notary public, visual artist, and editor of El Azar Cultural. Lives and works in Guatemala City. Cinema lover, curious about the possibilities life brings and eager to live the experience.