Sean has been talking up this movie for years. I can't believe that I didn't see this when it was originally out. And I also can't believe I somehow made it five years of knowing Sean before I watched it with him.
So ... after all the hype I really wasn't sure what to expect. And I must admit I was kind of both underwhelmed and overwhelmed by this movie. Underwhelmed because it really isn't that good. Overwhelmed because, holy crap, this movie is weird. Every single moment of it is bizarre. Chris Elliott as a young lad. David Letterman is predictably terribly amazing. Andy Richter is great and bad at the same time. The sets look like they were made by bored fourth graders.
The whole thing had a bit of a Joe Versus the Volcano vibe to it. And I've got to admit - I have a feeling that if I watched this for a second time (perhaps under the influence) I would change my mind on the feeling of being underwhelmed. Hats off, Gardner!
Directed by Adam Resnick