January 31, 2011

Sundance recap 1: My Idiot Brother

One of my favorite movies (of the 11 I got to see) at Sundance was My Idiot Brother. It was laugh out loud funny. Seriously. The Bro and I laughed like crazy. It was also sweet and charming, mostly because of Paul Rudd. His character in this movie is just adorable.

Paul Rudd....who hasn't had a crush on him since Clueless? Can I just say that he is even more adorably good looking in person that he is on the screen?! This was the second time we saw him.

The day before, The Bro and I were sitting in a theater waiting for our movie to start.

He suddenly said, "Hey, there's Paul Rudd." Calm, nonchalant.

To which my instant, instant reply was, "what?! Where?! WHERE?!"

"He just walked in. See? There?" was his calm, much more mature reply.

I turned and spotted him and much more maturely said "oh, my gosh, it IS him! It's Paul Rudd!!" (total celebrity nerd...right here.)

Thankfully, one of The Bro's other friends (a girl) was with him and was freaking out too, so I didn't feel totally stupid. Just a little stupid. Then Paul Rudd sat in our row and I tried my hardest not to turn my head and stare at him every 10 seconds. He was just so darn cute.

The movie started (it was so depressing and disturbing. never will see that one again) and when it was over, he left. No big deal.

The next day, we went to see My Idiot Brother. At the end of the movie, it was Q&A time.

Sidenote: Q&A is the best part of Sundance. Imagine, at the end of every movie, that you get to hear the director/actors/crew/producers come out and answer questions you might have about the movie. All you have to do is raise your hand and hope you get picked to ask your question. That's it. You can ask them anything. You can ask them to explain something that didn't make sense. You can ask them why they used a particular song or who composed the music. You can ask them how they did a particular scene on such a limited budget. You can ask them why they ended the movie the way they did or what made them choose the ending they choose. It's super cool.

Out walked the cast. (I forgot to put Sterling Brown's name on this. Oops. He had my favorite line in the movie too.) I kinda freaked out a bit.

Zooey...I'm a huge fan of hers. I listen to her music constantly. And 500 Days of Summer = so good. Plus, her vintage style is so adorable.

Emily Mortimer
....Lars and the Real Girl, anyone?!

Elizabeth Banks...ok, she was JD's girlfriend/baby-mama on Scrubs. Let's just let that soak in for a minute, shall we? We all know how I feel about ZB, right? And then there was Seabiscuit. And she's on 30 Rock.

And Paul again. He's so cute, isn't he?

Rashida Jones is in the movie too, but she wasn't there that day. I adore her on Parks and Rec.

And just so I don't forget, the movie played at Eccles, the biggest (1,200 seats) yet most annoying theatre. Stadium seating = nope. Longest aisles in the world = yes. Staring at the back of someone's head while trying to watch the movie = almost guaranteed. But waitlisting usually has good results.

Also, My Idiot Brother was picked up and will be coming to a screen near you sometime this year.


Nick and Kaley said...

when i read the title of this blog i thought you were going to tell some disparaging story about your brother... oops! :)

Brooke Premo said...

Whoa, that's awesome that you got to see all those people. I would've been totally starstruck.
I hope that movie come to my town.

P.S. How funny that you know Andy Zipf. And I totally loved Circadian Rhythm in high school!

Gina said...

Me too. Every time you said "my idiot brother" I thought you were talking about poor lil Timmy. I am sooo there next year....for real.