Life long friends Jonathan (Bill Sorvino) and Andy (Joseph D’Onofrio) are out at the bar having drinks with their co-worker, Scott (Edwin Guerrero).
In walk a trio of woman, one of whom illuminates the room and immediately catches Jonathan’s eye, Jenna (Tracey Birdsall). But it is Jenna who makes the first move on Jonathan. In short order the pair is singing karaoke and dancing together.
Jenna is a partner at a law firm who just happens to resemble a well-known adult film star. Already obsessive about porn, Jenna’s resemblance to the unnamed person will drive Andy a bit crazy throughout most of the film. Andy is determined to show Jonathan who he thinks she really is.
The plot really thickens when Jonathan finds out that Jenna is the sister-in-law of his unscrupulous boss Joe Barcia (Garry Pastore). Joe promises Jonathan a big promotion at the wealth management firm if he closes the account of an undesirable client, that of adult film star Kevin Steele (Michael Tota).
Jenna and Joe’s relationship becomes strained when Joe goes to Jenna’s law firm asking her to represent his case against her brother-in-law.
Joe’s dealings with clients that are gangsters does not fit into the category of undesirable, oddly enough. Further making the situation complicated is Joe’s insistence that Scott not receive a promotion due to Scott’s gender preference. There is a further twist to the story involving Joe’s … actions, to which I will only say a vital clue is dropped when Scott says something early on in the film.
I was not sure what to expect when I was invited to watch and review Who’s Jenna. I am glad they kept the film from turning into a porno with a weak story. The film definitely has an East Coast feel to it. Not only was it filmed in the New York /Jersey area, there is an East Coast influence on the comedy and language in many scenes. The actors delivered believable performances and seemed to all work well together. Tracey Birdsall and Bill Sorvino’s acting in particular stood out for me.