After getting fired by her scheming husband Shane Danger (Emile Hirsch) from his cappuccino shop, dissatisfied Lulu Danger (Aubrey Plaza) is stunned when a TV commercial for “An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn For One Magical Night Only” reveals a mysterious man from her past (Craig Robinson). When Shane and his bumbling cohorts steal the cashbox from Lulu’s adopted vegan brother Adjay (Sam Dissanayake), specialist Colin (Jemaine Clement) enters the fray to retrieve the stolen funds. But Lulu seizes the opportunity to run off in search of her mystery man—and events only become stranger from there. This is a story of love, theft, athletic swimming, and a magical, magical event. (synopsis (c) Coming Soon)
Any film that has Jemaine Clement’s uttering the sure-to-be immortal lines “All these jets are shooting water up the back of my shorts. It’s quite a delicious feeling” and which features Aubrey Plaza delivering yet another brilliantly quirky performance is a film I very much want to see.
Throw in the fact that the word “magical” is used a lot, and why shouldn’t it be, and An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn, which seems to have half of the cast of Legion in it (which makes sense given its inherently lovable weirdness) is the sort of left of centre rom-com that this devotee of the genre has been waiting to see forever.
I just didn’t know it.
But yet now I do, and I can only hope it makes it to Australia in some form because who doesn’t need some magicalness in their life?
Premiering at the Sundance Film Festival in January this year, An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn opens in USA on 19 October; international release dates TBA.