23 January 2009

Hollywood comes to my hometown again and AGAIN - Pop. 28,000

Today I went searching for information on my town's website and decided to catch up on the latest news from our local Film Commission. Looking through the list of past projects I was really surprised (& proud) to see this YouTube video of an American Express commercial that spotlights our perfectly picturesque town center. It runs for the final 21 seconds from :40 to 1:01!

Filmed in CT on May 6, 2006

"Mr. Deeds" was also partially filmed here starring Adam Sandler, Winona Ryder, Peter Gallagher and John Turturro. The first picture is Adam and Peter on the set and the second shot is from the end of the movie when Deeds inherits a billion dollars and buys his friends a few dozen Corvettes!

Filmed May 25, 2001

"The Secret Life of Pippa Lee" was filmed here and stars Blake Lively, Julianne Moore, Winona Ryder, Robin Wright-Penn and Keanu Reeves, among others! It was written and directed by Rebecca Miller, a local resident and daughter of the late playwright, Arthur Miller.

April 2008

Also appearing on Main Street was an indie comedy, called "The Six Wives of Henry Lefay." It's scheduled for release sometime this year and was shot in 2 other CT locations, as well. The movie stars Tim Allen, Elisha Cuthbert, Paz Vega, Jenna Elfman, Andie MacDowell, etc and was both written and directed by Howard Gould. A resident shot this cute pic of Jenna, former star of "Dharma & Greg", talking to a group of inquisitive pre-schoolers who were lined up on the sidewalk to watch the filming across from their school!

September 2007

(P.S. We knew this area was a perfect slice of "small town America" long before Hollywood figured it out! LOL)

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