A successful 35-year-old lesbian stand-up comic who’s been happily living for five years with an artist and gallery owner is thrown for a loop when a former close friend from high school and college turns up, husband in tow, and offers her a contract for a TV sitcom. The characters in Mindy Kaplan’s independent feature are quirky enough to seem real at first, and the generous samplings of the heroine’s stand-up routines make an interesting blend of fiction and performance. But the storytelling turns lugubrious, an arty flashback to what broke up the friendship seems mannered and contrived, and the limitations of this 123-minute feature become more apparent than the intelligence of certain details. With Jan Derbyshire, Kate Twa, Cindy Girling, Eileen Barrett, and Steve Adams. (JR)

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