I do love it when two of my favorite Hollywood actors decide to work together. Both Zach Galifianakis and Amy Adams are very funny and sexy (more Galifianakis than Adams on both counts) but I would’ve never thought to pair them in a movie. But it looks like they’ll be moving into “Once” director John Carney’s “Town House”. Hit the jump for details about how this amazing pairing are signing on to what sounds like an awful movie.
Here is how Variety describes the story which is loosely based on Tish Cohen’s debut novel of the same name:
[Town House] centers on an agoraphobic man, who lives with his teenage son in a historic Boston townhouse that he inherited from his rock star father. With royalties from his father’s work dwindling, the man is forced to come to terms with his life. A call girl strikes up a friendship with the man.
So in the plot description we have agoraphobia, rock star father, and call girl. I don’t want to be too cynical but I have a limit to the level of eccentricities a film is allowed to have while still attempting to exist in the real world and teach a valuable moral lesson. This logline exceeds my limit for this year and most of the acceptance I had allocated for 2010. Why can’t a movie just tell a human story? Are the agoraphobia, rock star father, and call girl essential to the themes of the narrative or is it just window dressing for a weak plot?
I have to hope that Variety did a poor job of describing the premise, Galifianakis and Adams will continue to be fantastic, and that Carney will demonstrate the same skill and care he showed with “Once”. Otherwise I’ll be forced to start pitching my story about a quadriplegic lumberjack who travels Italy on the back of a evangelical barista.
On a side note, I love the picture of Galifianakis Variety used in his article. Apparently, he violated their “no beards” policy.