Nick Offerman, Keith Poulson, Jess Weixler, Stephanie Hunt, and Megan Mullally star in a new deadpan Indie comedy Somebody Up There Likes Me.
The film is described as “A deadpan fable about time sneaking up on and swerving right around us. Somebody Out There Likes Me follows 35 years of relationships over various 5-year segments. The story centers on best friends, Max (Keith Poulson) and Sal (Nick Offerman) as they navigate life changing events, including marriage, divorce, children, terminal illness, and funerals. The film begins with Max’s second marriage to a waitress named Lyla (Jess Weixler), where Sal is Best Man. It then fast forwards five years and we see that Lyla and Max have a child and that Max is also having an affair with the nanny (Stephanie Hunt). Oh, and there’s also a magical briefcase that keeps Max young over the entire 35 year span. Trippy.
The Hollywood Reporter calls Somebody Up There Likes Me, ” A bittersweet comedy about love and marriage, random fate and eternal youth.”
Most people know Nick Offerman from his role as a deadpan meat loving, people hating Ron Swanson on Parks and Recreation. Believe it or not he actually got his start in the Indie world with flicks like Wristcutters: A Love Story and Harmony and Me. In Somebody Up There Likes Me, Offerman goes back to his Indie roots and collaborates again with his Harmony and Me writer and director Bob Byington.
Somebody Up There Likes Me debuted at SXSW last year and is set to hit select theaters and VOD this March. Click below to watch the newest trailer for this new Bob Byington film, as seen on Vulture.com.