This is going to be one of the more random Name That Flicks. There’s some excellent, if a bit obscure, talent on display in this film, but I like to think that it’s the fault of the industry rather than the thespians. They’re all wonderful, it’s just that much of the world hasn’t discovered them yet.
Let’s jump in!
For those of you who know the game, welcome back! For all the rest: I list actors and you try to guess the film they’re in together. On a scale of one to ten, with one being the easiest and ten being the most difficult, I’d say this is about a seven. Best of luck!
We start with the lovely and talented Rose Byrne. I’m not going to say that she’s perfect and that we should 3D-print her to prove our beauty as a species to future alien civilizations, but I’m not going to dissuade anyone from that idea, either. How many people in the world are this beautiful and can still do comedy? That’s a very small Venn diagram.
Now we add Enzo Cilenti, veteran of stage and screen. Seems like he always kills in every role he has.
Nina Sosanya, whom we also featured for her magical turn in Hulu’s Staged.
Jimmy O. Yang, whom you may remember from his portrayal of Jian-Yang on the HBO comedy series Silicon Valley.
Any idea yet? Like I said, pretty obscure to this point. Let’s add some big, final names.
Chris O’Dowd, he of the perfect timing. I’d watch him in anything.
And finally, Ethan Hawke, who was once, circa Reality Bites, the bane of Gen X and now is one of its most heralded actors.
So what’s the film? Any idea?
The Flick is…
“The story of Annie (the long-suffering girlfriend of Duncan) and her unlikely transatlantic romance with once revered, now faded, singer-songwriter, Tucker Crowe, who also happens to be the subject of Duncan’s musical obsession.”