Best Man Falling by Patrick Driscoll
Probably the worst best man in the world...
When career slacker Eddie Corrigan is asked to step up to the plate and be the best man at his friend's wedding, he knows he should feel honoured like any normal person. But therein lies the glitch: Eddie is not a normal person. So begins Operation Understudy - Eddie's plan to shirk responsibility at all costs.
Along the way, he encounters the beautiful and complex Marla DiMitri, and after a night of complicated, all-strings-attached sex, finds himself embroiled in a tangled web of family deception. Eddie just doesn't have time for tangled webs of family deception; the wedding is drawing closer, and his responsibilities remain firmly unshirked!
But also along the way, he finds solace in Marla's company, and learns to come to terms with the death of his mother and the gap it has left within his own family.
Best Man Falling is a raucous, knock-about comedy of embarrassment, set amidst the sizeable Anglo-Irish, working-class community of Northampton. But it is also a story of redemption, of a man overcoming the dark obstacles of his past and discovering that, sometimes in life, you just have to let go before you can get a grip.
- Classification: Moderate
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- First submitted Oct. 21, 2008
- Last updated Oct. 21, 2008
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