Another Bullshit Name-Change In Trailer City
Totally forgot this was coming down the ole movie-pike. Paul Weitz's big screen adaptation of Nick Flynn's acclaimed memoir, Another Bullshit Night In Suck City. That's right, Paul Weitz. Oscar nominated (?) director of American Pie, American Dreamz, and Little Fockers. The guy who played "Sam" in the creeptacular indie, Chuck and Buck. One of the many, many writers on the modern day classic, Nutty Professor II: The Klumps.
Just trying to give you an idea of who's steering this ship.
Now I know what you're saying. "The book is called Another Bullshit Night In Suck City. What the hell is this Being Flynn crap?" Well, since we live in the puritanical candy land know as America, the MPAA have taken a perfectly good eye-catcher of a title and replaced it with the utterly generic Being Flynn. How. Fucking. Boring. You couldn't get more boring if you cast Paul Dano as the lead.
Fine. At least we get an actual dramatic performance from acting heavyweight Rober De Niro. The guy who's made nothing but Heat ruduxes and Fockers flicks in the last decade. The guy who hasn't been in a decent film since 1997's Jackie Brown.
All kidding aside, the source material is good, and the trailer doesn't look half bad. Here's hoping.
Adapted from Nick Flynn’s 2004 memoir Another Bulls-t Night in Suck City*, the new dramatic feature from Academy Award-nominated writer/director Paul Weitz tells the story of a young writer, Nick (portrayed by Paul Dano), who takes a job at a homeless shelter – where one night he discovers his long-absent father Jonathan (two-time Academy Award winner Robert De Niro) seeking a bed. Julianne Moore portrays the writer’s mother Jody; and Olivia Thirlby portrays Denise, a worker at the shelter.
*They can't even use the word bullshit in the synopsis! That's bullshit!
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