Release Date: August 15, 2008 (limited)
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Amir (Samrat Chakrabarti), 29, is a heartbreaker. Literally. As a "relationship termination specialist," providing "dumping services" for disgruntled daters, Amir spends his days delivering bad news to unsuspecting lovers across Los Angeles and retrieving his clients' belongings. Though Amir claims he is "just the messenger," the job has made him hard-hearted and, as a result, he is the last bachelor in his group of friends. This becomes crystal clear on his 30th birthday, when his friend Tucker tells Amir he can no longer be the Best Man at his upcoming wedding because he and his bride Tina want someone with "better relationship karma." Amir returns to his family's Bay Area home for Thanksgiving where he is reunited with Zara (Rebecca Hazlewood), his charming and beautiful cousin from Britain whom he has not seen in twenty years. With the prompting of Amir's parents, Zara hitches a ride with Amir back to LA. Along the way, Amir tells her about his friends and their "bachelorism" and she is sympathetic. When she meets them, she surprises everyone, including Amir, by introducing herself as his "girlfriend." Before long the scam is in full swing as Amir and Zara go on "couples outings" with his friends. An undercurrent of sexual tension develops between them as the charade comes dangerously close to going too far. Will his friends find out the truth? Will Amir fall for his own cousin?! Or will he become one of his own "victims?"
Screenplay: Amyn Kaderali
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