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Girls' Night In (Beauty, Brains, and Personality)

At a monthly dinner party between three female friends, one announces to the others, “Together we make up the perfect woman -- you’re the brains, you’re the personality, and I’M the beauty!” The other two are devastated.

Six months later the three are each facing defining moments in their life. One is struggling to be more than simply "the beauty" and failing miserably. Another faces a career change and extracurricular explorations. And the third faces a complete change in lifestyle as she prepares to have a baby -- alone.

Trials ensue, but ultimately the three women are able to define themselves and their friendship beyond a one-dimensional view of beauty, brains, and personality.

Note: Film was previously titled "Beauty, Brains, and Personality."

  • Emmett Loverde
    Good Business Sense, She's Out of His Mind, The Truth About Me, A Timely Maneuver, Free Advice, Cranky Call
  • Emmett Loverde
    Good Business Sense, She's Out of His Mind, The Truth About Me, A Timely Maneuver, Free Advice, Cranky Call, The Maginot Line
  • Ed Sanders
  • Dawn Jacobs (Co-Producer)
  • Tiana Tuttle
    Key Cast
    "Jessica Marshall"
  • Alexis Phillips
    Key Cast
    "Lynette Price"
  • Samantha Skelton
    Key Cast
    "Candy Waterman"
  • Taylor Nichols
    Key Cast
    "Dr. Stroman"
    Chappaquiddick, PEN15, Boiler Room, Metropolitan, Barcelona, The Walking Dead
  • Tom Schanley
    Key Cast
    "Dr. Worthington"
    Acquitted by Faith, Hot Bath an' a Stiff Drink, S.W.A.T., Eruption: LA, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, Hawaii Five-0, Get the Gringo, Without a Trace, Dexter, Criminal Minds
  • Bruce L. Hart
    Key Cast
    "Mr. Weems"
    Where the Bears Are, Old Dogs & New Tricks, Saltwater, Homewrecker, BoysTown
  • Bill Mendieta
    Key Cast
    "Ron Burke"
    She's Out of His Mind, Days of Our Lives, Soldier of God
  • Reva Rose
    Key Cast
    Bones, Providence, Empty Nest, Blossom, Alice, The Love Boat, Sanford and Son, Emergency!, Love -- American Style, The Partridge Family, That Girl, Mannix, Mr. Ed
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Drama
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 31 minutes 6 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 4, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    240,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    4K Digital Cinema
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Golden State Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    February 21, 2020
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Berkeley Video & Film Festival
    Berkeley, California
    United States
    October 31, 2020
    Northern California Premiere
    Grand Festival Award: Best Director (Emmett Loverde)
  • Bare Bones International Film Festival
    Muskogee, Oklahoma
    United States
    October 17, 2020
    Oklahoma Premiere
    Bare Bones Indie Auteur Ambassador Award
  • Salt House Creative Film Festival
    June 8, 2020
    Australian Premiere
    Best Feature Film (Finalist)
  • Enginuity Film Festival
    Charles Town, West Virginia
    United States
    October 1, 2020
    West Virginia Premiere
    Best Actress (Feature Film) -- Alexis Phillips (nominee), Best Supporting Actress (Feature Film) -- Samantha Skelton (nominee), Best Supporting Actor (Feature Film) -- Taylor Nichols (nominee), Best Editing (Feature Film) -- Emmett Loverde (nominee)
  • Die Laughing Film Festival
    Hollywood, California
    United States
    May 1, 2020
    Best Screenplay
  • Twin Falls SANDWICHES Film Festival
    Twin Falls, Idaho
    United States
    December 18, 2020
    Idaho Premiere
    Best Screenplay
  • Culver City Film Festival
    Culver City, California
    United States
    December 1, 2020
    Culver City Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Mumbai International Cult Film Festival
    December 1, 2020
    Asian Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Monarch Film Festival
    Pacific Grove, California
    United States
    January 1, 2021
    Pacific Grove Premiere
    Official Selection
  • KAPOW Intergalactic Film Festival
    Hollywood, California
    United States
    February 1, 2021
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • Green Apple Entertainment
    Country: United States
Director Biography - Emmett Loverde

Emmett Loverde is a native of Chicago, Illinois. He grew up in Berkeley and Albany, California and received a degree in Theater from UCLA. He has written extensively for stage, screen, television, and radio. Over 250 separate productions of his stage plays have been mounted worldwide to date.

Films written, produced, and directed by Mr. Loverde include the features "Beauty, Brains, and Personality" and "She's Out of His Mind;" the comedy shorts "Good Business Sense," "Jesus Awakens the Little Girl," "A Timely Maneuver," "Snacking," "The Truth About Me," and "Cranky Call;" the web series "Free Advice" (co-written with his brother Paul Loverde); and several music videos. His work has appeared in various film festivals including The Myrtle Beach Film Festival, The Poppy Jasper Film Festival, The Vignette Film Festival, The Burbank International Children’s Film Festival, The Faith Film Festival, The Bayou City Inspirational Film Festival, and the Bare Bones International Film Festival.

In addition to the scripts for the above films Mr. Loverde’s screenplays include the historical saga "C.C. Julian" and the comedy "Love at Second Bite" for actor George Hamilton; a feature-length version of his film festival satire short "Snacking" (based on Mr. Loverde’s own zany experiences); the action thriller "CODEC;" the romantic comedy "Mergers and Acquisitions;" and the romantic drama "Desire Sleeps."

Mr. Loverde’s radio adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ "The Moon Maid" -- for which he received a commission from The Hollywood Theatre of the Ear -- was broadcast twice on National Public Radio. His comedy radio play "The Killist" was produced by The One Act Players of San Francisco.

His stage comedies include "A Timely Maneuver;" "Beauty, Brains, and Personality;" "Good Business Sense;" "Jesus Awakens the Little Girl;" "The Maginot Line;" "Peace and Quiet;" "Play How You Play;" "Love Fax;" "Sensitivity, USA;" "Till You Get To Baraboo;" "Santa’s Letters;" "So Much Snow;" and "Uneasy Overture." His stage dramas include "Spotlight."

Thirteen of Mr. Loverde’s stage titles are currently in publication by Heuer Publishing and Playscripts, Inc. Several of his stage plays and his book of short stories "Gifts for Good Friends" are available through Amazon. And his children's picture book "Clawdette the Cat" is published by Adamo Press.

Mr. Loverde is one of the producers of the children's film "The Adventures of Dally and Spanky," which is distributed through Sony Pictures Entertainment.

IMDB link: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2179007/

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Director Statement

Upon seeing "Beauty, Brains, and Personality" I want audiences to laugh their hearts out! I also want them to have a sense of healing, because it is the story of the break-up and renewal of a deep friendship. I adore love stories but I also love stories of friendships. I even love watching those videos where, for example, a cat and an owl happen to be best pals. I even associate produced a film earlier this year about a dog and a horse who have an unlikely friendship called "The Adventures of Dally and Spanky." Friendship is lovely and mysterious -- in many ways even more mysterious than love, since it doesn't necessarily result in babies but it can still last an entire life.

I realize that some men may be a bit mystified by "BB&P," but hopefully it will help them to understand their girlfriends, wives, daughters, or even mothers a bit better. I believe that creating this film (and script) has made me a better, more understanding person.