On Friday night, I hit the midnight premiere of the Amy Poehler-Parker Posey-Rachel Dratch comedy "Spring Breakdown" at my personal favorite Sundance theater, the Library. The line to get in was longer than Robert Downey's rap sheet, and 2 drunk dudes behind me kept joking about how they'd definitely get in because they had hard tickets. "I'll give ya a hard ticket," one said, to much laughter from the other. (Watch an exclusive clip from "Spring Breakdown" here.)
Once I got in, I saw several of the stars from the flick sitting in the middle of the crowd. The films at this year's 25th annual fest starts with a short commercial featuring people's past Sundance memories. Read More...
It seems only fitting that one of our first interviews during our first full day at Sundance would involve Parker Posey, star of countless films that have premiered here at Redford's institution of a film festival. Posey's here to talk about "Spring Breakdown," a high concept comedy co-starring SNL vets Amy Poehler and Rachel Dratch (check out the exclusive trailer here). When we got the trio together there was a lot of love in the air. Love for the skiers making their way down the mountain. Love for each other. And most importantly...Jonas brothers love. Well that last one really just came from Amy. Take a look.
There's a lot cooking here in Park City, UT, with the Sundance film festival offering up a whole splattering of different movie genres. One of those of course is comedy, and in "Spring Breakdown," "SNL" star Amy Poehler, Parker Posey and Amy Dratch serve it up by heading down for -- what else -- spring break.
We've got an exclusive look at this "Park City Midnight Series" flick, so watch the trailer below and then click here to watch three clips from "Spring Breakdown."
You know the stereotype of the ugly American? How we're loud, annoying, disrespectful, ignorant, unappreciative, act superior, think we're always right, and did I mention loud? Well, former "Saturday Night Live" star Rachel Dratch skewers all of those associations in her upcoming portrayal of the ultimate American tourist in the upcoming comedy, "My Life In Ruins."
"We're on a guided tour in Greece [led by Nia Vardalos]," Dratch said when we caught up with her at the premiere of "Synecdoche," "which meant we got to be in Spain and Greece," at such monumental locations as Delphia, Epidaurus, ancient Olympia, and the Acropolis, which the country's archaeological council green-lit for the first time to use on film.
"There's all sorts of tourists from all lands," Dratch explained, "and we're all a bit stereotypical. Like the Brits are really stuffy, and there are these Australians, and you can't understand a word they say. We all serve as the foil for Nia. We all get in her face." Read More...