On the surface: YES! A May/December romance where one of the most winsome comedic actresses alive is paired up not with a crusty old vaguely misogynistic fossil, but with omnipresent young redhead Domhnall Gleeson! And according to the trailer below, they bang right out the gate! So no tedious waiting for them to kiss. Sign me up for Crash Pad! But then, things take a turn.
So Gleeson is playing not Applegate’s love interest but her revenge fuck. He’s wounded when booted from her bed and life. And then confounded when her cuckolded husband shows up at his door, first to threaten him, then to move in. Because bros before cheating wives or something. Then, just in case you were holding out hope for the angry wife to find new love with the goofy Irishman, living porcelain doll Nina Dobrev enters to set up a more typical romantic goal.
Directed by Alexander Payne’s editor Kevin Tent, Crash Pad teases a wild ride with this first trailer. But mostly I think I just feel nauseated. How about you?
Crash Pad is available now on VOD in some locations. A theatrical release will follow on October 27th.