Jared Hess’s (Napoleon Dynamite, Nacho Libre) latest madcap comedy.
The film, stars Michael Angarano (a fairly talent lad at both the comedy and drama), Jennifer Coolidge, Mike White, Sam Rockwell, and Jemaine Clement, and is due in theaters October 30.
Clement plays Ronald Chevalier — here’s his hilarious viral website — an internationally famous fantasy novelist. He winds up ripping off a young writer’s (Michael Angarano) short story and then that story is made into an hilariously bad-looking movie-within-a-movie.
What’s drawn me to Hess’s films is the sweet and innocent nuggaty center. Most people sorta want to lump him in with say, Wes Anderson, but Hess has never tried to be cool, if anything his movies hand you their heart off their sleeve.