A just-married couple find it's friends and family who make a relationship difficult in this comedy-drama from writer, director and actor Edward Burns. Buzzy (Burns) and Katie (Caitlin Fitzgerald) are a couple who have been married for just a few months, though Buzzy already jokes that they get along well because they don't spend much time together. The two get a preview of what may be in store for them when they spend some time with Katie's sister Marsha (Marsha Dietlein Bennett) and Buzzy's close friend Max (Max Baker). Marsha and Max are married, and as they swap bitter insults and petty accusations, it becomes clear just how uncomfortable a marriage can become after a few years. With the memories of this uncomfortable evening hanging in the air, Buzzy and Katie are confronted by another familial annoyance, his sister Linda (Kerry Bishe), who has dropped in unannounced from California for the first time in years. Linda helps herself to the couch and Katie's wardrobe for a few days, fueling the growing tension between the couple, which comes to a breaking point when Linda brings home a drunken hookup, typically without warning. Edward Burns' sixth film to receive its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, Newlyweds was shot on a shoestring budget on New York locations specifically for presentation in the festival's 2011 program.