Will Someone Please Criticize this Movie for Me?
Here you go, folks. The entire day has been working up toward this final post. If you’re wearing a hat, hang on to it. If you’re wearing a loose-fitting skirt, cinch that bitch up. And if you’re wearing a strap-on device, please step away from the computer. Not cool.
Below is the trailer for Post Grad, a comedy about leaving college and entering the workforce, or rather, failing to enter the workforce. Spectacularly. It stars Alexis Bledel, who I like despite the weird halting pattern in her manner of speech, and Zach Gilford, who is somewhere between 31 and 35 kinds of awesome (if you don’t watch “Friday Night Lights,” he’s just another annoying teenage-looking punk. Trust me, though: He’s one of the good ones). Michael Keaton plays the Dad, the awesome Jane Lynch is involved, and there are small parts of Craig Robinson, Demetri Martin, and Carol Burnett.
And no: It doesn’t look like a great movie. But there’s something weirdly charming about it that makes it difficult for me to criticize. I want to watch it at 2 a.m. on cable after a dispiriting day of life. What’s wrong with me?