Fermiga plays a mother who ditches her daughter's college tour to do an exploration of her own with another parent whom she just met.
"At Middleton", a romcom starring Vera Farmiga and Andy Garcia, has got its first trailer. They play two strangers who meet when taking their children on a tour of potential college. Sparks fly as they separate themselves from the group and go on their own tour for the rest of the afternoon.
"To me he is like Harold Lloyd and Jaques Tati mixed into one," Garcia said of his bow-tie character and what drew the buttoned-up man to Fermiga's on-screen alter ego. "He's trying to follow the wake of this tornado of a woman that's powering through this campus, and he's just sucked up into her energy."
Farmiga's teenage sister Taissa Farmiga plays her on-screen daughter. Garcia's daughter Daniella Garcia-Lorido also lands a supporting role as a student at the fictional Middleton college. Filmed at Gonzaga University and Washington State University, the movie half parodies the American college life.
It was premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival this May and will be released in limited theatres across the United States on January 31, 2014.