Synopsis by Mark Deming
A misfit searches for love and respect in this independent drama from first-time director Dustin Guy Defa. Eddie (Kentucker Audley) is a socially awkward loner who has few friends and feels disconnected from his family. Eddie dreams of becoming a stand-up comic and constantly works on his act, but his jokes sound more like the ramblings of someone struggling to sort out their thoughts than anything else, and he's yet to work up the courage to take the stage at the local comedy club. One day, Eddie happens to meet Irene (Eleonore Hendricks), a mysterious woman who is passing through town. Eddie is immediately infatuated with her, and he sets out to win her heart, but just like him, she's emotionally at odds with the world around her and isn't sure what to do with his love or his ambitions. Bad Fever received its world premiere at the 2011 South by Southwest Film Festival.
family, loner, love, misfit, stand-up-comedy