Indie cinema’s poster girl, Aubrey Plaza, is playing Lulu Danger, a coffee shop employee who is unhappily married to her ridiculous and authoritarian boss, Shane (Emile Hirsch). Lulu’s routine seems to make her forget she is in a loveless marriage. Until one day, while she is watching television, an advertisement for a mysterious event with an extravagant looking-man known as Beverly Luff Linn (Craig Robinson) catches her eye. The publicity has an inexplicable effect on Lulu who takes advantage of an incident at home, involving her husband and a stranger named Colin (People, places, things’ Jemaine Clement), to run away with the latter. Things become even stranger as she settles with Colin in the small-town hotel where the evening with Beverly Luff Linn will be held. As the event gets delayed night after night, Lulu and Colin become entangled in deliriously wacky situations while their relations with the other hotel guests grow more and more intricate.
Three years ago, filmmaker Jim Hosking surprised viewers with his outrageously funny slasher The Greasy Strangler. Both films feature eccentric protagonists and a copious amount of politically incorrect humour, positioning Hosking as one of the most irreverent and unclassifiable directors of his generation. His second film presents a succession of absurd situations and offbeat characters, reminiscent of Napoleon Dynamite, peppered with scatological humor. Plaza and Clement offer effortlessly entertaining performances in this aesthetically quirky movie. An uncompromising comedy that will inevitably divide the audience!
2018: Festival de Sundance
2018: Festival de Sitges
Runtime: 108 min
Country: USA, UK
Direction: Jim Hosking
Screenplay: Jim Hosking, David Wike
Cinematography: Nanu Segal
OST: Andrew Hung
Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Emile Hirsch, Jemaine Clement
Contact: Protagonist Pictures