A curious first trailer has been released for Rick Alverson’s The Comedy, which stars Tim Heidecker as an aimless, aging Brooklyn hipster who is about to inherit his father’s estate and spends his time goofing off with buddies played by his Tim and Eric co-star Eric Wareheim, comedian Gregg Turkington (aka Neil Hamburger) and LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy. The film reportedly divided audiences at Sundance earlier this year, and this trailer interestingly forgoes selling any plot in favour of highlighting some of the decidedly mixed reviews it earned (“One of the most wildly inappropriate and pitch black comedies I’ve ever seen in my life”). I think it works, because these pullquotes make me want to see the film even more now, although I imagine we’ll be waiting awhile (possibly forever) before The Comedy receives any international distribution.
The Comedy opens limited in the U.S. on November 16. Watch the first trailer below (via Vulture).
Watch a clip from The Comedy featuring Heidecker, Wareheim and Murphy below.