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Director Henry Jaglom’s latest filmThe M Word” will open in New York and Los Angeles at the end of April, with a wider release expected later in 2014. Viewing the film "the M Word," offers a new perspective on female menopause that has you laughing and crying at the same time. It also offers other elements - romantic comedy and comedy that is timely and pointed in light of the economic times in which we live. The film is being released by The Rainbow Film Company and shows women at “a certain critical turning point in their lives,” added a spokesperson for the film.

“The film is set in a struggling television station in Los Angeles that is being threatened by economic downturn, possible in-house graft and massive job loss,” adds the film’s spokesperson. Starring Tanna Frederick as Moxie who has starred in Henry Jaglom’s “Just 45 Minutes from Broadway” and other recent films, she becomes an actress/producer with a mission: to spread the word about menopause and later a crusader for her television station about to be affected by massive layoffs. The film also stars Michael Imperioli as a New York executive in Los Angeles to trim costs at the station who gets more than he bargains for when he falls for Moxie and Corey Feldman as a long-time boyfriend whose life is turned upside down by the arrival of the New York executives. Frances Fisher, the mother in “Titanic” plays Moxie’s mother, Moxie's two aunts are portrayed by Mary Crosby and Eliza Roberts and her stepfather, Gregory Harrison, are all going through the change of life with both comic and poignant results.

Adds UPI: "The 'M' Word" explores the themes of "menopause, men and menses," a synopsis reveals.“Actress Tanna Frederick previously collaborated with Jaglom on "Hollywood Dreams" "Irene in Time," "Queen of the Lot" and the film adaption of Jaglom's hit play "Just 45 Minutes from Broadway," added UPI.

Jaglom made his directing debut in 1971 with "A Safe Place," starring Jack Nicholson and Orson Welles. His other films include "Can She Bake a Cherry Pie?" "Babyfever," "Eating" and "Going Shopping." For more on this story visit

Staten Island film enthusiasts look for “The M Word” out in select New York City theaters on April 30. When you get past the title - “The M Word,” the film sheds light on heartwarming struggles that all women face. This is a message movie with a heart. Three out of five possible stars. Caution: this movie is not suitable for children, although the film has not yet been rated, due to the sensitive subject matter and content.