Somebody Up There Likes Me Exclusive Clip: Nick Offerman, Pizza, And Ice Cream
Nick Offerman has become famous to millions of Parks & Recreation fans as the imperious and eternally cranky Ron Swanson, which is why you might be surprised by the version of him you see in Somebody Up There Likes Me. As you can see in the exclusive clip above, Offerman plays a guy who works at a restaurant, and has been doing so for a long, long time-- way too long, in fact. Fresh off the dissolution of his marriage to a woman (Jess Weixler) who is also his buddy's (Keith Poulson) ex-wife, he's clearly looking for a new start-- and as we all know, the only safe investment in this world is in pizza and ice cream.
An indie comedy currently available on VOD, Somebody Up There Likes Me is also playing at Brooklyn's BAM Cinematek throughout the weekend, with live Q&As from Offerman himself on Friday and Saturday night. You can click here for more information on that. And if you want to catch up on more material from the movie, there's a whole lot of it out there, and a lot of it is slightly insane. There's the exclusive illustrated poster that we debuted, plus the trailer, and then a video featuring Parks & Recreation's Adam Scott and Community's Alison Brie-- neither of whom are actually in the movie-- that's totally nuts. Megan Mullally, Offerman's wife and co-star in the movie, also features in. Actually, that one's so weird and wonderful that we really owe it to ourselves to revisit it:
Here's the film's official synopsis if you want to know even more:
Directed by Bob Byington, Somebody Up There Likes Me is a smart, subversive comedy that skips through 35 years in the life of Max Youngman (Keith Poulson), his best and only friend Sal (Nick Offerman, "Parks and Recreation"), and the woman they both adore (Jess Weixler, Teeth). As they stumble in and out of hilariously misguided relationships — strung together with animated vignettes by Bob Sabiston (A Scanner Darkly) and an original score by Vampire Weekend's Chris Baio — Max never ages, holding on to a mysterious briefcase that may or may not contain the secret to life. Produced by Offerman and Hans Graffunder (Knight of Cups, To the Wonder), Somebody Up There Likes Me turned heads at its world premiere at the 2012 South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin. It went on to earn the Locarno Film Festival's Special Jury Prize, the first American film so honored.
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