The Biggest Hit of Sundance Was a Movie That Doesn't Actually Exist
If there’s one thing people love, it’s other people’s inside joke, am I right? There’s nothing like being shot into middle school flashbacks of self-esteem pits and visions of kids telling you “you just had to be there.”
Which brings us to this year’s Sundance Film Festival, where the breakout hit of the year was AbracaDeborah, a Kristin Wiig vehicle that had hordes of critics RAVING on Twitter.
AbracaDeborah: Kristen Wiig in the role of a lifetime. James Marden never better. Still processing … but wow. #sundance— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) January 27, 2016
Gotta jump in on the AbracaDeborah love. Let's get the Best Supporting Actor talk going for Marsden.— Matt Goldberg (@MattGoldberg) January 27, 2016
Never thought a movie about a blind magician would make me cry, but AbracaDeborah is wondrous and Kristen Wiig is revelatory. #Sundance— Ethan Anderton (@Ethan_Anderton) January 27, 2016
AbracaDeborah: Kristen Wiig has an award-caliber performance but it's still the second best magic movie at this year's #sundance— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) January 27, 2016
AbracaDeborah might be Kristen Wiig's best performance. So many layers and a lot to process. Can't wait to revisit. #Sundance— Jordan Raup (@jpraup) January 27, 2016
AbracaDeborah: Wiig is fantastic, but don't sleep on Marsden's performance. #Sundance— Angie J. Han (@ajhan) January 27, 2016
Fingers crossed that AbracaDeborah plays SXSW.— Will Goss (@williambgoss) January 27, 2016
The only thing is that AbracaDeborah isn’t a real movie. It all comes back to one innocuous tweet from Uproxx’s Mike Ryan.
@misterpatches Remembrance of a Partridge premieres Monday, right after AbracaDeborah. Both star Kristen Wiig.— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) January 21, 2016
Oh, and by the way, Remembrance of a Partridge isn’t real, either. Sorry Kristen Wiig/David Cassidy fans. Maybe next year.
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