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by Zara » Thu May 11, 2017 3:12 pm

Me too, hopefully the wait won't be much longer
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by Amily » Sat May 13, 2017 2:28 am

From an interview with Ingrid Michaelson posted yesterday.

How about your other projects?

I’m working on an animated film and a musical, and I have a pilot for Hulu. It’s such early days, and we’re working on the pilot script now. I also have a holiday record that I’m working on for next year — I’m guaranteeing that I have some sort of music every year! And I’m in a movie [Humor Me] with Jemaine Clement. I can’t say much, but it should be somewhere soon for your viewing pleasure.

Awesome. What’s your role in that?

I play a musician who’s a recovering alcoholic and drug addict living with her mother in her assistant living home, and Jemaine’s character is down on his luck and goes to live with his father, and we befriend each other.
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by Niamara » Tue May 16, 2017 5:22 pm

Finally, a release date! Humor Me will premiere at LA Film Festival on June 16, 2017 ;D

http://www.filmindependent.org/blog/la- ... screening/

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by Niamara » Tue May 16, 2017 5:26 pm

Ahem...for your enjoyment

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#drool# #six#
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by Zara » Wed May 17, 2017 11:38 am

#drool#


I want to ask if Jemaine is keeping his kiwi accent for the film but I don't want to hurt his feelings.
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by FunOnTheCouch » Sun May 21, 2017 9:38 pm

Niamara wrote:Ahem...for your enjoyment

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#drool# #six#


Ya know...sometimes I get so fed up with him that I just declare to myself that I'm done. Not interested. I have better things to do with my time. Stop being an idiot.
But then....
He just shows up somewhere just being him, and I'm all an idiot again.
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by Zabel » Mon May 22, 2017 7:10 am

FunOnTheCouch wrote:
Niamara wrote:Ahem...for your enjoyment

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#drool# #six#


Ya know...sometimes I get so fed up with him that I just declare to myself that I'm done. Not interested. I have better things to do with my time. Stop being an idiot.
But then....
He just shows up somewhere just being him, and I'm all an idiot again.


I get like that too. When he spends days feeding a political troll and responding to every tweet from them but won't respond to any tweets fans, I start wondering why I bother. But then he'll tweet something cute or a fan will share some fotc nostalgia, and I'm right back to being a slobbering fangirl. It's a vicious cycle. #lol#
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by Niamara » Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:09 pm

Finally, on the day of the premiere, we get a clip 8-)



Ami and Coco, I hope you have a blast tonight! We're with you in spirit #heart#
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by Zara » Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:59 am

And a movie poster!

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by Zara » Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:06 am

Jemaine at the 2017 Los Angeles Film Festival - Premiere Of "Humor Me"

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by Niamara » Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:04 pm

Here's a review by Adam Kautzer from filmdispenser.com!
Humor Me is the type of comedic drama or dramatic comedy (take your pick) that audiences delight in. Sincere, funny and emotionally satisfying, this film about a man coming of age at the beginning of mid-life. Rather than trading on gross out gags, Humor Me relies on the charms of its stars, great funny writing and a low-key charm that has become a rare commodity in today’s market place of four quadrant comedies.

Clement plays Nate Kroll, an out of work, out of home, out of family, out of luck playwright forced to live with his dad, Bob (Gould), in an expansive retirement community. The film is light on plot and heavy on character. It recalls the works of early-era Paul Masursky or Hal Ashby in the way that, though plotless, the film’s characters carry the weight of the film through to its end. Nate and Bob are at odds with one another over a great many things. The beauty comes in how Clement and Gould play father and son. Clement seems at every turn to be exacurbated by his father’s constant joke telling. Gould is masterful playing Bob, trying to communicate with his son the only way he knows how — through humor. The film does not devolve into histrionics. Though emotions do at times run high, it’s within reason and never melodramatic.

The film plays out as an ensemble piece, giving some choice roles to the supporting cast. Ingrid Michaelson kills as Allison Nate’s fellow comrade in life rebuilding. Clement and Michaelson have great chemistry together that isn’t over played. Like most of the film, it’s a low-key affair with Michaelson deftly avoiding most of the “Manic Pixie Dream Girl” tropes that come with this type of role. Priscilla Lopez, Le Clanche du Rand and Annie Potts play the trifecta of women that Nate eventually helps to put on a version of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado. Each of these actresses is given some great moments of in-fighting and insight. As is Willie C. Carpenter as the grounds keeper/resident and unintended rival to Nate for Helen’s affections, which does lead to a great chase scene between the two.

Ultimately, the film belongs to Clement and Gould as father and son. The success of the film is built around their relationship. It succeeds in creating a great character-based comedy, and many will delight in its charms.


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by Zabel » Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:40 am

Can you tell us a little about your trip and what the move was like, Amily? :)
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by Amily » Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:09 pm

Zabel wrote:Can you tell us a little about your trip and what the move was like, Amily? :)


Hey Zabel, sorry! I've been so busy with work stuff since I got back I haven't had a chance to check in here much or write about that night. #cry#

I do want to write about it here and I have a video or two from the Q&A as well as a few pictures that I'd like to post, so hopefully this weekend I can get to it . The sooner the better though haha. My memory starts failing me of details pretty much immediately after meeting him but hopefully onlyalways will chime in where I may forget things or get them wrong. #whistle#
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by Amily » Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:16 pm





And the next is one of my own videos... I felt too self conscious taking much more video really. #shy# There's one more really short one that I *might* upload later. Not sure if it's worth it. #shrug#


Anyway, this is Jemaine's answer when he was asked what made him want to do Humor Me. :)



Of course Coco and I couldn't think of anything to ask him until after the Q&A AND after we talked with him. 8-) #haha#
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