Wine Tasting Escalates Quickly in Pretty Problems

The new comedy feature Pretty Problems will be making its world premiere at South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival on Monday, and we have an exclusive clip to unveil ahead of the event. Directed by SXSW alumni Kestrin Pantera, the film goes into wine country as a couple’s relationship is put to the test as they try to fit in with a weekend of wine and wealth. In our exclusive clip, which you can check out below, things get a little awkward when everyone ends up ordering excessive alcoholic beverages, which we can presume will lead to some interesting results.

The synopsis for Pretty Problems reads: “Stuck in a rut professionally and in their marriage, Lindsay (Britt Rentschler) and Jack (Michael Tennant) are invited to wine country for a long weekend by Cat Flax (JJ Nolan) an ultra-wealthy housewife who has a vape pen in one hand and a glass of wine in the other. Upon arrival at the big glass box house on top of a hill, they’re introduced to Matt Flax (Graham Outerbridge) a self-made billionaire who knows and owns how successful he is, and how privilege has provided for him. Along for the weekend are Carrie (Charlotte Ubben) an actress/model/dancer/whatever who’s the arm candy of Matt’s best friend Kerry (Alex Klein) a trust fund kid whose grandfather invented the tater tot.


The staff at the home includes Dan (Clayton Froning) an ex-Sea World trainer turned majordomo, Becca (Katarina Hughes) a Rhodes Scholar playwright who now plans parties, Georges (Tom Detrinis) a master sommelier, and Gigi (Vanessa Chester) a shaman who is on call and ready to fix all the Flax’s short-term problems. Lindsay and Jack’s relationship is put to test over the weekend by the excess of wine and wealth that Lindsay wants, and Jack is afraid of.”

Related: These Popular Movies Premiered at SXSW Film Festival

Pretty Problems Makes Its World Premiere at SXSW

Described as “Nine Perfect Strangers at the White Lotus in Schitt’s Creek,” Pretty Problems premieres on Monday, March 14 at the Zach Theater in Austin, Texas, for SXSW. Director Kestrin Pantera’s last feature, Mother’s Little Helpers, also held its world premiere at SXSW in 2019 before it was released in 2020 with Gravitas Ventures. The “Big Chill-esque dramedy” earned several awards including Best Feature Film, Best Director, Best Ensemble Performance, and Best Actress.

This year’s SXSW marks a return of the in-person festival after going digital for two years. Janet Pierson, VP, Director of Film at SXSW, said of this year’s event, “The last two years have been complicated, and full of uncharted new waters for all of us. While there’s been innovation in building community in isolation and figuring out how to pivot, we’ve intensely missed being able to gather together. For our 29th edition of SXSW Film Festival, we are thrilled to share a bounty of creative work to experience together, in-person, with some virtual possibilities, as well. There are fantastic new projects to enjoy from a variety of voices, with, as always, surprising new discoveries.”

Pretty Problems is directed by Kestrin Pantera and written by Michael Tennant with a story by Britt Rentschler and Charlotte Ubben. Rentschler, Ubben, and Tennant also produced with Katya Alexander. Find out more about South by Southwest Film Festival at

Explained: Does the Spawn Movie Deserve its 17% Rotten Tomatoes Score?

Read Next

About The Author

Jeremy Dick
(5228 Articles Published)

Jeremy Dick has been a writer and editor since 2014. He is a self-professed horror expert, pop culture enthusiast, and Bob Saget fanatic.

From Jeremy Dick

You can view the original article HERE.

SDCC 2022: Cartoons at Comic-Con | Features
Religion Meets Commodification in Rural China
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Speeds Into Theaters in December 2024
SDCC 2022: When Science Meets Geekdom
Beyonce and Roland Isley re-work Isley Brothers’ hit – Music News
Arctic Monkeys play ‘Potion Approaching’ for first time since 2010
Bring Me The Horizon stars complete triathlon for Ukrainian LGBTQ+ charity – Music News
Bring Me The Horizon members complete triathlon for Ukraine
Motherland: Fort Salem Season 3 Episode 8 Review: Petra’s Favorite Pen
Cobra Kai Season 5 First Look Photos Arrive, Sean Kanan Returns as Mike Barnes
In The Dark Season 4 Episode 9 Review: Center of Gravity
New Details Reveal Where The Walking Dead Daryl Spin-Off Fits in the Universe
3 Surprise NFL Teams To Watch In 2022
Bengals rename home Paycor Stadium after deal
Why Adelaide Doesn’t Have an NRL Team
Things to Know About Sports Betting in Australia
Johnny Depp Agreed To A Seven-Figure Contract To Remain The Face Of Dior’s Sauvage Perfume
Kevin Federline interview won’t air in full because some claims are ‘too hurtful,’ says interviewer
Watch Send Help Episode 1 Exclusive Sneak Peek
Plane Crashes Onto Freeway, Catches Fire As Passengers Escape Wreckage
Old Navy Jean Midi Skirt Editor Review
Daily News: Jacob Elordi Covers GQ, Another Kanye Controversy, The World Loses An Icon
Best Cargo Pants For Women 2022
See Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson’s Best Couple Outfits