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Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Lucy Punch, John Michael Higgins, Thomas Lennon, Jason Segel, Molly Shannon
Cameron Diaz cursing up a storm and acting like an obnoxious - if still attractive - a-hole? Count us intriguing. Oh…and Office writers Jake Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky are responsible for the rude and crude script? Excellent. Oh, wait. Didn’t they write the awful Jack Black/Michael Cera effort Year One? Uh oh. Fine. Fine. We’re still going to gamble on watching the sunny superstar act like a member of the Jackass crew, and we can even forgive the inclusion of ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake in the mix as well. Still, Year One, you say. Hmmm…that doesn’t bode well. No, not at all…
A Better Life
Demián Bichir, Nancy Lenehan, Isabella Rae Thomas, Joaquín Cosio, Rolando Molina, Olivia Presley
A Better Life
You were supposed to have a career after American Pie, right Chris Weitz? While your Chris Rock vehicle Down to Earth wasn’t that special, About a Boy was pretty darn great. Then…the stumbles. A stillborn Golden Compass. The tacky Twilight installment New Moon. Where do you go from there? Well, oddly enough, you apparently tell the tale of an illegal immigrant who has his landscaping truck stolen. In the meantime, he tries to keep his disenfranchised teenage son from joining the very gang that jacked his ride. If it all sounds pat and PC, you’re right. Still, Weitz did make About a Boy, so we’ll pray for more drama and less ‘melo-’.
Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop
After getting fired from NBC, famous talk show host Conan O’Brien decided to go on tour, taking his comedy, and his case, to the masses. This focus is on his 2010 ‘Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television’ showcase, and all the improvised bits in between. Even better, we get insights into the mind of someone who was groomed to be the heir apparently, only to have said birthright ripped away when the holder of the inheritance demanded it back. Bitter, twisted, and incredibly funny, this has all the makings of another Coco cult classic.
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